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External drivers for changing fieldwork practices and provision in the UK and Ireland

Alan P. Boyle, Paul Ryan and Alison Stokes
External drivers for changing fieldwork practices and provision in the UK and Ireland (in Field geology education; historical perspectives and modern approaches, Steven J. Whitmeyer (editor), David W. Mogk (editor) and Eric J. Pyle (editor))
Special Paper - Geological Society of America (December 2009) 461: 313-321

Abstract

This paper looks at general and specific external drivers from a variety of national and supranational organizations (professional associations and accreditation authorities, government agencies, government legislation, European Union) that have produced a range of codes, regulations, and educational requirements that affect the way field training is run, provided, and assessed in Ireland and the United Kingdom. The effects of these driving factors on fieldwork provision in the UK and Ireland are illustrated through the experience of three earth science departments that have (re)designed their field class planning to ensure: (1) compliance with new and continuing government legislation; (2) compliance with the requirements of accrediting bodies and government auditing agencies; and (3) the needs of students and employers for appropriate field class learning outcomes and associated assessment strategies.


ISSN: 0072-1077
EISSN: 2331-219X
Coden: GSAPAZ
Serial Title: Special Paper - Geological Society of America
Serial Volume: 461
Title: External drivers for changing fieldwork practices and provision in the UK and Ireland
Title: Field geology education; historical perspectives and modern approaches
Author(s): Boyle, Alan P.Ryan, PaulStokes, Alison
Author(s): Whitmeyer, Steven J.editor
Author(s): Mogk, David W.editor
Author(s): Pyle, Eric J.editor
Affiliation: University of Liverpool, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Affiliation: James Madison University, Department of Geology and Environmental Science, Harrisonburg, VA, United States
Pages: 313-321
Published: 200912
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of America (GSA), Boulder, CO, United States
References: 37
Accession Number: 2010-023120
Categories: Miscellaneous
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 1 table
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Secondary Affiliation: Montana State University, USA, United StatesNational University of Ireland, IRL, IrelandUniversity of Plymouth, GBR, United Kingdom
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data supplied by the Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO, United States
Update Code: 201014
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