Fieldwork in the city

24-05-2017

Fieldwork in the city

On the 23rd May, secondary students from year 10 headed out into the city to perform research, as part of the educational programme for Geography. This fieldwork assignment takes place annually in the spring, and prepares students for their exams. In addition, it fits well with the academic nature of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP), which will be rolled out in year 12 upcoming school year. The choice of research and location is decided by the students in consultation with their teacher, Mr. Remko Lulof.

Urbanisation and internationalisation

This year the group split up in two. One group focused on the urbanisation of Enschede, dividing the city centre into 17 different segments and mapping out the different areas (public versus private with various sub-divisions). The other team took the train to Arnhem, accompanied by Spanish teacher Mrs. Carola Flores Sardá, and interviewed passer-by's. The aim was to establish the degree of Internationalisation in Arnhem with regards to the Rivers International School which is located here. A week later the last group also performed the same research in Enschede and will compare the data with Arnhem. The results of both studies are being digitalised, and further analysed. A presentation of the outcomes will be held on the 6th July 2017, during test week, in front of classmates.