Research into the Future of Fieldwork in Higher Education

Background
We are interested in exploring the future of fieldwork teaching and learning in Higher Education. Therefore, we are conducting a research study into the changes to fieldwork teaching in HE that may happen over the next few years.

What is the purpose of the study?
There have been considerable impacts on our society and education system recently due to a range of factors. Looking ahead as our Higher Education system continues to adapt;
• What can fieldwork experiences contribute towards the education of our undergraduates?
• How can we maximise the benefits provided by this teaching and learning approach?
• What is the optimal way to deliver the best fieldwork experience for all students?


Who would we like to participate in the study?
We would like to gather the thoughts of two key groups:

  • Current undergraduates – via an online survey
  • HE practitioners – via conversations at the EFL Showcase in Sept 2021

Students – how can you be involved?
Students – to take part you can answer a short online survey that should take around 10 minutes to complete. There are several questions that ask about how you value fieldwork in your degree course and the form in which you would like it to be delivered. There are also questions that ask about skills development, funding and the sustainability of fieldtrips.

Student Survey Link

https://chester.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/student-questionnaire-future-of-fieldwork

Prize draw
Students – To thank you for completing the survey, there is a chance to win a £20 Amazon voucher. Please provide your email address if you are interested in taking part in the draw. One name will be selected at random from the list of completed surveys on the 29th October 2021. The winner will be contacted by email shortly after this date. If there is no response to our email within two weeks, there will be a re-draw and a new winner announced.

Further information for student survey participants

Further information for HE practitioners (at the EFL Showcase)

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