ERIC Number: ED067326
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Challenge and Change in College Geography.
Helburn, Nicholas, Ed.
The introductory article in this volume of original papers presented at the American Association of Geographers' annual meeting explores some of the reasons for the increasing concern of geographers with matters of pedagogy. John M. Ball's paper, Toward a Humanistic Teaching of Geography, focuses on the need for more attention to the affective components of the teaching-learning process. Geography and Geographic Education: Paradigms and Prospects, by A. David Hill, begins with the question, "Are today's ideas and events in geographic education a part of a more general pattern of development in geography and education; did they evolve from some recognizable antecedents, and are they likely to be related and responsive to probable future developments?" James Gardner's paper discusses some strategies for relevant learning situations in physical geography. George Vuicich offers a possible model for training geography teachers within the context of a preliminary report describing the rationale and organization of four RPW's developed to encourage the adoption of and maximize the use of the High School Geography Project. Some of the remaining papers deal with: the functions of a problem-oriented field seminar; developing a communications-content model for geography workshops; and a preliminary evaluation report of the AAG project on the improvement of college geography instruction. (JLB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Boulder, CO.; Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC. Commission on College Geography.
Note: Papers presented at the Annual Meeting, Association of American Geographers, Kansas City, 1972