Re-framing the geography dissertation: A consideration of alternative, innovative and creative approaches

Hill, J., Kneale, P., Nicholson, D., Waddington, S. and Ray, W. (2011) Re-framing the geography dissertation: A consideration of alternative, innovative and creative approaches. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 35 (3). pp. 331-349. ISSN 0309-8265

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Abstract

This paper reviews the opportunities and challenges for re-framing the purpose, process, product and assessment of final year geography dissertations. It argues that the academic centralities of critical thinking, analysis, evaluation, effective communication and independence must be retained, but that the traditional format limits creativity and innovation. Re-imagining capstone projects has implications for students, faculty, departments and institutions, but greater diversity could enhance its relevance to students and employers, better aligning the student experience with the academic interests and future career demands of the 21st century graduate.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:dissertation, capstone project, creativity, innovation, assessment
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Geography and Environmental Management
ID Code:15865
Deposited By: Dr J. Hill
Deposited On:01 Nov 2011 14:26
Last Modified:18 Aug 2013 01:49

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