ERIC Number: ED328514
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Improving Geography Teaching through Program Planning: An Approach to Pre-Service and In-Service Education.
Biddle, Don S.
More emphasis should be placed on the use of simple curriculum models for structuring instructional planning programs and for developing program planning skills during preservice or inservice education courses in order to continue to upgrade the contribution of geography to the secondary school curriculum. A five-stage model for planning geography programs is presented in this paper. The first two stages are concerned with the collection of data about the education system and the school for which the program is being produced. The third stage is an analysis of the syllabus, and the fourth is concerned with the preparation of instructional units. The fifth stage concerns the evaluation of students' progress during the year and the effectiveness of the units in achieving the aims and objectives of the course. A number of figures appear throughout the paper and a 30-item list of references is included. (DB)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Inservice Teacher Education, Models, Preservice Teacher Education, Secondary Education, Teacher Education, Teacher Role, Teaching Models
D. S. Biddle, Geographical Society of New South Wales, P.O. Box 602, Gladesville, New South Wales 2111, Australia.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Regional Conference of the International Geographical Union (Beijing, China, August 13-19, 1990).