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GDN Discussion Papers

This section of the Geography Discipline Network site is devoted to Discussion Papers. It is intended to promote discussion of issues of interest to geographers, earth and environmental scientists in higher education. It will provide a quick outlet for new ideas and is suitable for conference papers and papers which would benefit from discussion before being submitted or accepted for publication. Shorter pieces which are designed to promote debate are also encouraged. Authors interested in submitting papers or shorter pieces to the site should contact the Editors - Mick Healey and Phil Gravestock.

Readers are encouraged to send in their comments on papers in this section to Phil Gravestock (pgravestock@glos.ac.uk). Points made will be added to these pages along, where appropriate, with the author's replies.

 
Topics: Learning Cycles and Learning Styles
  Developing the Scholarship of Teaching Geography in Higher Education
  International Perspectives on Learning and Teaching Geography in Higher Education

Learning Cycles and Learning Styles

This section of the GDN Discussion Papers addresses the question of the suitability of learning cycles and learning styles. The main focus is on Kolb's experiential learning theory. The section contains two papers. The first, by Mick Healey and Alan Jenkins, reviews the main features of Kolb's theory and discusses how it can be applied in geography in higher education. The second paper, by David Robotham, presents a critical review of learning style theory with particular reference to Kolb's theory.

Readers are invited to send their comments on these two papers to Phil Gravestock for adding to the GDN Web pages.

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Learning cycles and learning styles: Kolb's experiential learning theory and its application in geography in higher education
Mick Healey (Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education) and Alan Jenkins (Oxford Brookes University
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* The application of learning style theory in higher education teaching
David Robotham (Wolverhampton University)

 

Developing the Scholarship of Teaching Geography in Higher Education

Developing the scholarship of teaching geography in higher education
Mick Healey, Cheltenham & Gloucester College of Higher Education, UK
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International Perspectives on Learning and Teaching Geography in Higher Education

The set of Discussion Papers prepared for the Internet Discussion on "International Perspectives on Learning and Teaching Geography in Higher Education", also fit the aims of this section of the GDN pages. These papers were written for a pre-symposium meeting of the Association of American Geographers' (AAG) Annual Conference, which took place on 23 March 1999. Although the discussion and comments were used primarily to inform the pre-symposium debate, we are still interested in collecting comments on these papers.

Please send your comments to Phil Gravestock.


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