ERIC Number: ED048042
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Focus on Geography: Key Concepts and Teaching Strategies. 40th Yearbook.
Bacon, Phillip, Ed.
This yearbook consists of two distinct parts. In part one, Concepts and Techniques in Geography, eight academic geographers review the thrust of recent research in the branches of the discipline with little or no reference made to the implications of these developments to elementary and secondary education. Two essays deal with man/land relationships: Cultural Ecology, and Environmental Perception. One is on regional economic development. Three focus on spatial analysis: Spatial Interaction, Changing Urban Spatial Patterns, and Location Theory. Two deal with teachniques of abstraction and symbolism: Systems, Model Building, and Quantitative Methods; and Trends in Cartography. Part two consists of nine essays on teaching and learning, all but the first of which related to geography subject matter, geography instruction or geography teachers: 1) Cognitive and Affective Learning; 2) Children's Spatial Visualization; 3) Developing and Using Behavioral Objectives; 4) Building and Using Inquiry Models in Teaching; 5) Educational Simulations in School Geography; 6) Evaluating Geographic Learning; 7) Emerging Social Studies Curricula: Implications; 8) An Analysis of Teaching Strategies; and, 9) The Preparation of Geography Teachers. Many of the essays are well documented with references although the entries are generally not annotated. (NH)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Cartography, Evaluation Methods, Fundamental Concepts, Geography, Geography Instruction, Induction, Inquiry, Intellectual Disciplines, Learning Processes, Models, Simulation, Social Studies, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
National Council for the Social Studies, 1201 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (Paperbound, $5.50; Clothbound, $7.00)
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Authoring Institution: National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Cultural Ecology; Spatial Analysis