FIG Peer Review Journal


The Use of Field Trips in the Context of Engineering Collaborative Teaching Experiences of Hands-On Geomatics Activities in Colombia (7484)

Daniel Paez and Luis Alberto Rubio (Colombia)
Mr Luis Alberto Rubio
Graduate Assistant
Universidad de los Andes
Carrera Primera # 18A-12, Bogotá
Corresponding author Mr Luis Alberto Rubio (email: la.rubio1588[at], tel.: 3394949 Ext (3819))

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Published on the web 2015-03-31
Received 2014-10-20 / Accepted 2015-02-07
This paper is one of selection of papers published for the FIG Working Week 2015 in Sofia, Bulgaria and has undergone the FIG Peer Review Process.

FIG Working Week 2015
ISBN 978-87-92853-35-6 ISSN 2307-4086


Education is not fulfilled until the theoretical concepts learned in the classroom are applied. A way to accelerate this process is the implementation of a field trip in the curriculum, thus an outdoor experience in contact with the environment. For this study a survey at the end of the Geomatics course was used to collect the opinions of the students. Study results were analyzed using a content analysis procedure. Results from this research back findings from other studies in relation to the importance and advantages of field trips for engineering subjects. This research analyze results of field trips using pre and post technical evaluations.
Keywords: Professional practice; Education; Engineering survey; Young surveyor; geomatics; field trip; education