ERIC Number: ED370862
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Serving the Knowledge-Based Society: Research on Knowledge Products. Netherlands Geographical Studies 123.
Verduin-Muller, H. S.
This document gives an account of the research and development of educational projects for geography instruction. The book is divided into three parts: (1) the Hong Kong experiment, stretching from 1957 to 1964; (2) a search for theory and method to design educational geography information, spanning 1974 to 1984; and (3) exploring the construction of geographical knowledge products, from 1987 to 1990. Each part is divided into: an introduction and context; posing the problem; plan or organization of the project; the course or process of the project; conclusions and recommendations, and references. The document stresses the interrelatedness of the three periods of research toward increasing understanding of effective geography instruction. The study in the first part consisted of a comparative study of an original documentary film for public information and an adapted version with reference to its usefulness in geography teaching in formal education. The purpose was to discover whether a documentary film with typical geographical features could be made to serve geographical education so that the content would be understood. The experimenters concluded that the inclusion of maps would greatly increase the effectiveness of the films. The second part deals with a graduate level study of geography instruction for both traditional formal education, and for adult education, that would meet the demographic changes in society. The third part of the book describes individual studies focused on the design of geographical information for educational purposes. (DK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Research, Geography, Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Instructional Materials, Mass Instruction, Secondary Education, Social Studies
Netherlands Geographical Studies, Weteringschans 12, 1017 SG Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of Utrecht (Netherlands). Geographical Inst.