Gaining a “sense of place”: students’ affective experiences of place leading to transformative learning on international fieldwork

Simm, David and Marvell, Alan D (2015) Gaining a “sense of place”: students’ affective experiences of place leading to transformative learning on international fieldwork. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 39 (4). pp. 595-616. ISSN 0309-8265

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Abstract

This paper reveals the extent to which undergraduate students demonstrate transformative learning whilst on international fieldwork in Barcelona, Spain. Groups of students create a series of discrete active learning situations that allow them and their peers to engage more fully with their locale and in turn experience a deeper understanding of “place”. Reflective field trip notebooks are used to capture the experiences of students. Results show that through the use of the affective domain (Krathwohl’s taxonomy) and applying cyclic experiential learning (Kolb) combined with critical reflection (Mezirow), students demonstrate progression and, in some cases, regression along Krathwohl’s taxonomy.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Geography in Higher Education in Dec 2015 available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/03098265.2015.1084608
Uncontrolled Keywords: place; affective domain; experiential learning; international fieldwork; transformative learning; Krathwohl
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > Business School > Marketing and Retail
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business Research
Depositing User: Alan Marvell
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2015 15:29
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2017 17:27
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/2931

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