RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FIELD WORK AND PERFORMANCE IN THE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF GEOGRAPHY

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The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) (2002), gave the following point about the connection between geography course and the type of people employers wanted. Employers wanted people with good communication skills, people who could work in a team and were able to collect data and analyze their work. This in essence was perfectly got by exposing learners to field work. Technically, geography courses include a wide range of written, oral skills and writing essays, projects, oral presentation and field work in which students work in groups. This aspect of teamwork develops social fabrics and attitudes among the learners which is the wholesome aim of field work.

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