ERIC Number: ED098138
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
A New Role for Geographic Education: Values and Environmental Concerns. Do It This Way Series.
Cole, Richard A.
Strategies are presented in this monograph for dealing with the interface of geography and education, and for providing a focus on human values and sensitivity. Factors contributing to a concern over environmental awareness are discussed. Geographic educators--teachers, supervisors, or administrators--can use this aid in handling values and the valuing process in the classroom. The purpose of the monograph is to present instructional techniques for bringing students at all levels to an awareness of their own values and value conflicts, to guide student exploration of values related to geographic problems, and to help students develop a set of values consistent with both personal and societal needs. The four main sections focus on values as human characteristics, fostering the valuing process in the geography, teaching techniques for value clarification, and value inquiry and decision making. An appendix shows how students have described places of their own choosing from the point of view of the place as an urban geographical phenomenon and as perceived by individuals utilizing that place. (Author/KSM)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Educational Strategies, Environmental Education, Geographic Concepts, Geography, Geography Instruction, Human Geography, Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Approach, Models, Teaching Methods, Values
National Council for Geographic Education, 115 N. Marion Street, Oak Park, Illinois 60301 ($3.00 each, 10 percent discount on 10 or more copies)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council for Geographic Education.