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Impact of inclusive field trips

Nature Geoscience volume 8, pages 579580 (2015) | Download Citation

The geosciences benefit from diverse student perspectives and backgrounds, but the field-based learning requirements pose barriers to students with disabilities. If carefully designed, fieldwork can be made accessible while still meeting expectations of academic rigour.

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  1. University of British Columbia, Room 2020, Earth Science Building, 2207 Main Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada

    • Brett Gilley
  2. University of Cincinnati, PO Box 210022, Cincinnati, Ohio 45221, USA

    • Chris Atchison
  3. Central Michigan University, 1200 S Franklin Street, Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48859, USA

    • Anthony Feig
  4. Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon PL4 8AA, UK

    • Alison Stokes

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