ERIC Number: ED059139
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Research Needs in Geographic Education: Suggestions and Possibilities.
National Council for Geographic Education.; Illinois State Univ., Normal.
Three papers prepared for the Greyston Conference held at Columbia University October 18-20, 1964 and one paper resulting from conference discussions and inquiries by geographer-participants focus upon current research needs and opportunities for improvement in geographic education for elementary grades (ages 6-12). The four titles under which ideas are presented are: 1) What Does the Curriculum Worker Want From Research in Geographic Education?" urging the development of programs which include new content, sequences, materials and methods, an interdisciplinary approach, and better ways for providing individual learning; 2) "The Psychologist Looks at Spacial Concept Formation: Children's Concepts of Space and Time" describing a framework of conceptualization as a developmental sequence requiring that a child have the needed level of mental operations in order to grasp comprehensive ideas in geography; 3) "Suggestions for Research in Geographic Education" including six major topics for research in geography education, namely, inventories of prior research, the learning process, curriculum development, instructional materials and equipment, measurement, and teacher preparation; 4) "Some Opportunities for Geography in the U.S. Office of Education" identifying ways that geographic education and research can be supported by the U.S. Office of Education. (Author/SJM)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Conference Reports, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Research, Elementary Education, Federal Aid, Geographic Concepts, Geography, Geography Instruction, Learning Processes, Program Development, Research Needs, Research Opportunities, Research Proposals, Social Studies
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council for Geographic Education.; Illinois State Univ., Normal.
Note: Geographic Education Series Number 7