Lookup NU author(s): Dr Raksha Pande,
Dr Alex Jeffrey,
Professor Nick Megoran,
Dr Richard Young
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This paper presents the experiences of teaching political geography, in a level 2 BA course, with the use of an innovative assignment – the letters to newspapers assignment. We provide here the aims, rationale and a detailed outline of the assignment. We also discuss student feedback from 67 questionnaires and 2 focus groups. Our findings suggest that the assignment was instrumental in (a) enabling the students to see concepts in action, that is to link abstract ideas with real-world issues and (b) initiating a move away from passive learning towards supporting students to actively and critically reflect upon their relationship with the world.
Author(s): Pande R, Jeffrey A, Megoran N, Young RG
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Journal of Geography in Higher Education
Print publication date: 23/10/2012
ISSN (print): 0309-8265
ISSN (electronic): 1466-1845
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