Engaging all Senses: Learning about the Berlin Wall from Classroom Instruction and On-Site Experience
Alberts, Heike C.
Niendorf, Bruce D.
The Grosvenor Center for Geographic Education
This study examines how much prior knowledge a group of American undergraduate students had about the Berlin Wall and what significance it had for them, how classroom instruction changed their views, and how they experienced the Berlin Wall on a study abroad trip to Berlin. This article discusses the advantages of onsite instruction in engaging students emotionally and argues that good classroom preparation is necessary to maximize the benefits of the study abroad experience.
geography, Berlin Wall, classroom learning, on-site learning, emotional involvement
Alberts, H.C. & Niendorf, B.D. (2014). Engaging all senses: Learning about the Berlin Wall from classroom instruction and on-site experience. Research in Geographic Education, 16(1), pp. 57-66.