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Issues in Geography Teaching

Edited By: C Fisher

288 pages, Figs

Routledge

Paperback | Dec 2000 | #122100 | ISBN: 0415230772
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About this book

This work examines a wide range of issues which should be of interest to those teaching geography from the early years through to higher education. The issues discussed include: the role of research and the use of ICT in teacher training; the significance of developing critical thinking skills; broader educational issues such as citizenship and development; the importance of environmental education; the position and role of assessment; and the present state and status of geographical education and issues that are likely to be of concern in the future.

'It should not...be viewed exclusively as a PGCE text, but rather essential reading of all professional educators who decide to think critically/evaluate and reflect upon classroom practice in order to improve the quality of learning for their pupils.' - David J. Turton, British Journal of Educational Studies 'It is a useful and stimulating addition to the literature on geography teaching. The issues covered are relevant to many teachers and...there is something of interest in every chapter. Its wide-ranging scope will enable readers to pick and choose as they wish.' - Paul Weeden, British Educational Research Journal


Contents

Introduction Chris Fisher and Tony Binns 1. School Geography 5-16:Issues for debate Eleanor Rawling Section I:Issues in Training Geography Teachers 2.The Re-emergence of Middle Years Initial Teacher Training Melanie Norman 3.The Role of Research in the Initial Education of Geography Teachers Margaret Roberts 4. Developing the Educational Use of ICT: implications for the education of geography teachers Tony Fisher Section II:Issues in the Geogrpahy Classroom 5.Does differentiation provide access to an entitlement curriculum for all pupils? Jeff Battersby 6.Issues in ICT and Geography David Hassell 7.Writing Geography Textbooks David Waugh 8. Textbook Pedagogy: issues on the use of textbooks in geography classrooms David Lambert 9.The Resourceful Geography Teacher Chris Fisher 10.The Importance of Big Concepts and Skills in Learning Geography David Leat 11.Learn to De-Brief David Leat Section III: Wider Issues in Teaching Geography 12.Aspects of Global Citizenship Roger Carter 13.Learning about Development: an 'entitlement' for all Tony Binns 14.Environmental Education: the key to a more sustainable future? Stephen Scoffham 15.Europe Matters Stephen Scoffham 16.The Place of Assessment in Geographical Education Graham Butt 17.Geography Education and the Vocational Debate Graham Butt 18.Geography in the Early Years Kathy Alcock 19.Towards the Question-Led Curriculum 5-14 Gill Davidson and Simon Catling 20.Wider Issues for the Future Rex Walford

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