Journal article

Supplementary Material: More than Just Learning Discipline Skills: Social Interactions in Science Fieldwork Could Enhance Student Well-Being and Cognition

M Carewa, S Ho, R Brookes

International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education | The University of Sydney Library | Published : 2020


Fieldwork is typically used to develop students’ technical skills in a range of scientific domains. Fieldwork may also be particularly conducive for enhancing social learning because of increased opportunities for social interactions. However, few studies have explored the value of students’ social interactions during science fieldwork. This pilot study used a mixed-methods survey to investigate 107 undergraduate students’ perceptions of science fieldwork. Participants had completed science subjects with repeated on-campus fieldwork. The survey questions examined students’ perceptions of the potential influence on their well-being and cognition. Most respondents reported long-lasting bene..

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