Essential Embedding On-site Fieldwork in Geography

This on demand course provides some key tips for Geography teachers on how to embed on-site fieldwork into their Geography curriculum.

  • 1-2 hours learning time
  • 15 videos, resources and activities

About this course

This on demand CPD course discusses why on-site fieldwork is so important and how we can make the most of fieldwork opportunities on the school site in order to improve students' fieldwork skills and to make teachers more confident in delivering fieldwork.

It also include a step-by-step walk through of a really easy and effective on-site fieldwork investigation which looks at sustainability on the school site.

Who it's for

This short course is suitable for all teachers who deliver Geography.

Course series


Course outline

In this section Vicki discusses why it is so important to embrace opportunities for fieldwork within your school environment, and talks about how you can conduct fieldwork without having to spend money on expensive equipment.

  • Introduction to On-site Fieldwork
  • No Need for Equipment!

In this section Fiona walks you through an example enquiry where students investigate the sustainability of their school environment. There are a number of worksheets to support this section which you will find under 'Files'.

  • 1 - Framing the Enquiry
  • 2 - Data Collection
  • 3 - Data Presentation
  • 4 - Analysis, Conclusion and Evaluation


  • Vicki Woolven

    Vicki Woolven is Subject Lead for Key Stage 4 Humanities at tutor2u. Vicki previously worked as a Head of Geography and Sociology for many years, and has been a content writer, senior examiner and local authority Key Practitioner for Humanities.

  • Fiona Sheriff

    Fiona Sheriff is an experienced Head of Geography in Northampton and Co-Head of Education and Outreach for the UK Polar Network. She is a regular speaker for the RGS, a former Fawcett Fellow and has a huge passion for fieldwork

Free course

You get full and unlimited access to the course content and features.

What's included?

  • 1-2 hours learning time
  • 15 videos, interactive resources and activities
  • Designed and delivered by highly experienced presenters
  • Track your progress
  • Device-friendly learning platform

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