ERIC Number: ED248181
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
New Perspectives on Geographic Education: Putting Theory into Practice. NCGE Pacesetters in Geography, No. 3.
Manson, Gary A., Ed.; Ridd, Merrill K., Ed.
Intended for K-12 geography teachers, this publication discusses course content and teaching methods for geography instruction. There are ten chapters. The first chapter discusses three educational philosophies which contend that the goals of education are to know, to do, and to be. Chapter 2 examines the nature of geography, discussing four traditions: environmental, spatial, regional, and experiential. The third chapter presents a framework for helping teachers make curriculum decisions. Chapter 4 provides guidelines for multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary social studies programs and gives practical examples, including case studies and learning activities, of ways in which geography could be integrated with the social studies curriculum. The fifth chapter explores ways to bring physical geography--the geography of naturally occurring phenomena such as climate and landforms--into today's geographic curriculum. Chapters 6-9 discuss teaching geography through inquiry, exposition, value strategies, and field and archival methods. Practical examples of each teaching method are provided. Objectives of geographic education in the elementary school are treated in the concluding chapter. (RM)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Field Studies, Geography Instruction, Inquiry, Intellectual Disciplines, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Strategies, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Values Education
Kendell/Hunt Publishing Company, 2450 Kerper Blvd., Dubuque, IA 52001 ($8.95).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Council for Geographic Education.