Challenging ideals of reciprocity in undergraduate teaching

The unexpected benefits of unpredictable cross-cultural fieldwork

Laura A. Hammersley, Rebecca H. Bilous, Sarah W. James, Adam M. Trau, Sandie Suchet-Pearson

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    Geographers are increasingly grappling with the theoretical and practical implications of integrating an ethics of reciprocity into undergraduate learning and teaching. This paper draws on the unexpected experiences of a third-year human geography research methods fieldtrip to examine the process of balancing undergraduate student learning and assessment outcomes, with tangible outputs often-desired by Indigenous tour operator partners. Reflections from students and academic staff highlight the challenges of realizing ideals of reciprocity within the complex and ever shifting cross-cultural research context.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)208-218
    Number of pages11
    JournalJournal of Geography in Higher Education
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


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