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ERIC Number: ED291645
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jan-28
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Geography in the Social Studies.
Ediger, Marlow
A discussion of geography's place in the curriculum and suggested methods for teaching geography are presented in this paper. Geography may be included in the curriculum in a variety of ways, such as infusing it throughout the curriculum or designing an integrated curriculum with geography as the core. Principles of learning derived from educational psychology should form the basis for teaching geography. The geography curriculum must stress: (1) interesting experiences for students; (2) meaningful learning opportunities; (3) purposeful lessons and units; (4) provision for individual differences in the classroom; (5) balance among diverse objectives; and (6) appropriate sequencing of activities. The study of different philosophies of education will help teachers attain clarity of ideas pertaining to each philosophical school of thought. A carefully selected philosophy of education may provide a basis for rational decision-making in terms of objectives, learning activities, and appraisal procedures. Microcomputer use and the variety of available software add other dimensions that provide for individual differences among students. (SM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A