Fieldwork Techniques

This booklet introduces the students to why we carry out fieldwork within Geography for coursework or class investigations, and the types and uses of data sources. Four and six figure grid references are explained and practised alongside learning OS map symbols. Environmental surveys are carried out within their learning surroundings, with their positive and negative aspects being discussed.

The students practice drawing their own field sketches having discussed the “Do’s” and “Don’ts” of these and carry out a practical using quadrats in which they build their bar graph skills by presenting their results. Measuring litter gives the students the opportunity to survey their school grounds and progress their pie graph skills and draw conclusions from their results. The booklet concludes with a discussion of appropriate and suitable questions for questionnaires. 

A range of individual and group activities are incorporated within this booklet, including, gathering research from print and in person, drawing graphs and annotating the data, as well as discussing the pros and cons of each technique and how some of these can be overcome or restricted.

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Hi, I'm a Geography teacher with experience educating at various levels across the south of England, ranging from mainstream schools, SEN and extra-curricular tuition. I also have experience in teaching Humanities, English and PSHE topics, as well as having worked as a cover supervisor and an exams invigilator. I've also had the chance whist studying and practising Geography to visit some fabulous locations around the world such as the Sahara Dessert, the American Heartland for my dissertation and Germany as part of my degree study programme. All of my experiences so far have added to my passion for the subject and I continue to produce and edit educational material today with a view to passing on my enthusiasm for the subject as well as inspiring new Geographers.

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