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Making the case for A-level biology residential fieldwork: what has nature got to do with it?

Glackin, Melissa; Greer, Kate; (2021) Making the case for A-level biology residential fieldwork: what has nature got to do with it? School Science Review , 102 (381) pp. 21-26. Green open access

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Abstract

This article provides an up-to-date list of reasons for teachers to create a case for residential fieldwork. The list was developed as part of a project examining ‘learning journeys’ of inner-urban school visits to residential field centres in England. Uniquely, it draws from the perspectives of students and teachers in light of the changes to A-level biology assessment. As resourcing constraints following the COVID-19 pandemic threaten fieldwork, this evidence-based case shows that residential visits are more valuable than ever. It is argued that, amidst the post-pandemic ‘catch up’ discourse and by putting ‘nature’ at the centre, field visits can work even harder for the benefit of urban students.

Type: Article
Title: Making the case for A-level biology residential fieldwork: what has nature got to do with it?
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://www.ase.org.uk/resources/school-science-re...
Language: English
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UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10165335
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