ERIC Number: ED250220
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Research in Geographical Education--Volume 2. Papers Presented to the National Meeting of the Australian Geographical Research Association (2nd, Sydney, Australia, December 4-6, 1982).
Fien, John, Ed.; And Others
This publication contains 14 papers, most of which were written by instructors of higher education in Australia and Great Britain. Following an introduction, the first five papers are "The Development of Children's Map Ability" (Simon Catling), "Published Guidance to Pupils on Atlas Mapwork Skills" (Herbert Sandford), "Tactual Mapping and the Bold Atlas of Australia" (John Roberts), "Students' Ability to Transform Verbal and Visual Information" (Rod Gerber and Nea Stewart-Dore), "Children Talking to Learn," (Michael Williams). Using microcomputers in geography education is the subject of the sixth paper, "On Sitting Back and Letting It Happen: How to Be Unchained and Use Microcomputers in Geographical Education (Colin Davey). A case study in preservice teacher education is presented in paper number seven, "The Armidale Heritage Study: A Case Study in Applied Research in Pre-Service Teacher Education" (E.S. Elphick and Warren Halloway). The remaining papers are "Investigating the National Estate: Some Observations from an Implementation Study" (Colin Davey and Anthony Milne), and "Educational Materials and the Corporate Sector: Some Ideological Implications" (Jane Williamson), "Bias in Geography Textbooks" (John Fien), "Teaching Geography to Less-Able 11-14 Year Olds" (Graham Corney and Eleanor Rawling), "Attitudes and Approaches to Teaching Less Able Pupils in Year 8 Geography in Queensland" (John Fien, Rodney Gerber, and Peter Wilson), "Geography Methods Courses and Student Morale" (Anne Carter), and "Geography in the New Zealand Educational System and the Process of Curriculum Change" (Frances Slater). (LP)
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Cognitive Development, Communication (Thought Transfer), Comparative Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Curriculum Development, Educational Research, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography Instruction, Map Skills, Methods Courses, Preservice Teacher Education, Slow Learners, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Textbooks
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Geographical Educational Research Association, Brisbane.
Identifiers: Australia; New Zealand
Note: For the proceedings of the 1980 national meeting, see ED 206 554.