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The benefits of virtual fieldtrips for future-proofing geography teaching and learning

Mercer, Theresa G.; Kythreotis, Andrew P; Harwood, Joseph; Robinson, Zoe P.; George, Sharon M.; Sands, David; Brown, Joshua M.; Sims, Toby


Theresa G. Mercer

Andrew P Kythreotis

Joseph Harwood

David Sands

Joshua M. Brown

Toby Sims


This resource paper explores the benefits of developing virtual fieldtrips to help future-proof geography teaching and learning in times of uncertainty and change. Drawing on a case study from a second-year biogeography module that saw cancellations to in-person fieldtrips in the first UK COVID-19 lockdown and the development of a virtual fieldtrip by the third UK COVID-19 lockdown, we offer some insights and lessons learnt to help other academics and practitioners adopt this approach.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Dec 20, 2021
Online Publication Date Feb 24, 2022
Publication Date Mar 15, 2023
Journal Journal of Geography in Higher Education
Print ISSN 0309-8265
Publisher Routledge
Volume 47
Issue 2
Pages 330-338
Keywords Education, Geography, Planning and Development
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