Fieldwork and disability: an overview for an inclusive experience

Domenico Chiarella, Grazia Vurro

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Fieldwork forms the basis of geoscience studies. However, field activities present limitations for people with mental or physical impairments. This aspect can preclude participation in field trips by certain groups of students or limit their experience. In recent years, new types of supporting material and the development of accessible field trips have been a step forward towards the reduction of barriers to inclusion and equal opportunity. In the present work, normal practices of field teaching and potential solutions (and their limitations) to foster inclusion and accessibility to fieldwork are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1933-1938
Number of pages6
JournalGeological Magazine
Issue number11
Early online date4 Sept 2020
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2020

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