Re-framing the geography dissertation: A consideration of alternative, innovative and creative approaches

Hill, Jennifer ORCID: 0000-0002-0682-783X, Kneale, Pauline, Nicholson, Dawn, Waddington, Sheila and Ray, Waverley (2016) Re-framing the geography dissertation: A consideration of alternative, innovative and creative approaches. In: Pedagogic Research in Geography Higher Education. Routledge, London, pp. 272-290. ISBN 9781138962088

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This paper reviews the opportunities and challenges for re-framing the purpose, process, product and assessment of final year geography dissertations. It argues that the academic centralities of critical thinking, analysis, evaluation, effective communication and independence must be retained, but that the traditional format limits creativity and innovation. Re-imagining capstone projects has implications for students, faculty, departments and institutions, but greater diversity could enhance its relevance to students and employers, better aligning the student experience with the academic interests and future career demands of the 21st century graduate.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dissertation; Capstone project; Creativity; Critical thinking
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Professional Services > Academic Development Unit
Research Priority Areas: Society and Learning
Depositing User: Marta Kemp
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2020 16:42
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 21:50

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