Observing metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia: Using an urban field study to enhance student experiences and instructor knowledge in urban geography
In urban geography courses, knowledge of a local area is especially useful for demonstrating geographic principles. These classroom examples are further enhanced when students conduct their own field observations, with direction from the instructor. This paper describes a field study of the metropolitan Atlanta area that is used in an intermediate geography class, in which students compare their observations of Atlanta with urban geography models and theories. I argue that the preparation of the project, and the completion of it by students, represents a valuable firsthand observation experience for both the instructor and the students. © 2003 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
Journal of Geography
Martin, Deborah G., "Observing metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia: Using an urban field study to enhance student experiences and instructor knowledge in urban geography" (2003). Geography. 379.