ERIC Number: ED247208
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Geography Teaching: New Unesco Source Book.
Graves, Norman J., Ed.
Designed for elementary and secondary teachers around the world, this book presents a variety of strategies, objectives, and content for teaching geography. The first of 10 chapters takes a critical look at some of the recent changes in geography and education. Chapter 2 examines learning problems in light of research by Piaget and Bruner. Attention is focused on the nature of concepts, the acquisition of concepts by learners, and the function of language in this process. Chapter 3 outlines several teaching strategies and gives examples of the ways in which they have been applied in France and North America. Chapter 4 examines the use of problem solving in geography. In chapters 5 and 6, the application of the scientific method to solutions of geography problems is explored. Chapter 7 examines the use of topographical and other maps and photographs in documentation. Chapter 8 considers how resources for geography teaching can be organized. Chapter 9 is an attempt to shed light on the problems involved in curriculum planning and construction. The final chapter looks at problems of evaluating geography education, including curriculum evaluation and evaluation of student learning. Notes on how to use this book, a glossary, and a bibliography are included. (LP)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Comparative Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Problems, Curriculum Research, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Geographic Concepts, Geography Instruction, Learning Strategies, Problem Solving, Scientific Methodology, Teaching Methods
UNIPUB, P.O. Box 1222, Ann Arbor, MI 48106 ($13.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).