ERIC Number: ED206554
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Research in Geographical Education.
Wilson, Peter, Ed.; And Others
This publication contains 19 papers presented at the inaugural meeting of the Australian Geographical Education Research Association held in Brisbane, December 1980. The papers surveyed a wide and diverse range of research. The introductory group of papers present several new views on curriculum development, course content, and teaching methods for geography teachers. The affective domain was highlighted by several speakers, which reflected the importance of attitudes and values in current research and teaching in geography. An example of a technique called "Values Probing" which provides an integrated and comprehensive approach to teaching values issues in geography is presented. Five papers relate to mapping geography. Two papers reflect a concern for the teaching effectiveness of geography textbooks. Teachers were the focus of research by two speakers. The conceptual structure of geography has received considerable attention in recent years. One paper describes the technique of quanitative content analysis which he has used to survey the conceptual structure of the discipline. Another paper investigates the use of one of the fundamental concepts of geography--the regional concept--with primary school children. The final two papers survey the nature of research in geographical education. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Geographical Educational Research Association, Brisbane.
Note: Papers presented to the Inaugural Meeting of the the Australian Geograhical Education Research Association at Kelvin Grove College of Advanced Education (Brisbane, Australia, December 5-7, 1980).