The Use of Smartphones in Geography Learning: A 21st Century Learning Innovation in Identifying Nature Appearances Based on Fieldwork

Authors

  • Alfi Sahrina Universitas Negeri Malang, Indonesia University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Sumarmi Universitas Negeri Malang
  • Purwanto Universitas Negeri Malang
  • Fatiya Rosyida Universitas Negeri Malang
  • Aziz Bin Shafie University of Malaya
  • Devi Prasetyono Universitas Negeri Malang
  • Agung Suprianto Universitas Kanjuruhan
  • Muhammad Sainul Fadlan SMA Islam Nusantara
  • Mohammad Ainul Labib Universitas Negeri Malang

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3991/ijim.v16i22.36151

Keywords:

geography, smartphone, fieldwork, nature laboratory

Abstract


Geography learning process can be done both indoor and outdoor. Geography learning can provide new findings/ concepts from a natural phenomenon which exists in the field. In order to build an understanding, concept, and even findings; geographer can utilize fieldwork-based geography learning. It is necessary to have a framework that explains the existence of the study location. The purpose of this study is to give space or scope for geography learning which emphasizes fieldwork-based learning in natural laboratories using a smartphone in data collection. The method used is a field survey conducted by determining the location points that will be used as access in field-based geography learning, with a landscape and social approach. After that, it is processed to get routes and learning areas that are ready with smartphones. Furthermore, it is applied to students to carry out field-based learning using smartphones. The result of this study shows some areas that can be used as fieldwork by using a smartphone during a field survey. There are 15 spots recorded on smartphone that can be used as geography learning fieldwork. Learners can do observation, measurements, interview about natural and social landscape in these areas. Fieldwork-based learning in Sumbermanjing Wetan has its estimation in leaning based on the aims. Besides, things like funding, licensing, and the security of the learning areas should be paid attention, in order to reach the learning outcome. It is also need a preliminary survey or observation to be able to estimate fieldwork leaning areas in Sumbermanjing Wetan district.

Downloads

Published

2022-11-29

How to Cite

Sahrina, A., Sumarmi, Purwanto, Rosyida, F. ., Bin Shafie, A. ., Prasetyono, D. ., Suprianto, A. ., Sainul Fadlan, M. ., & Ainul Labib, M. . (2022). The Use of Smartphones in Geography Learning: A 21st Century Learning Innovation in Identifying Nature Appearances Based on Fieldwork . International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM), 16(22), pp. 15–31. https://doi.org/10.3991/ijim.v16i22.36151

Issue

Section

Papers