ERIC Number: ED383626
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Learning through Geography. Pathways in Geography Series, Title No. 7.
This teacher's guide is to enable the teacher to promote thinking through the use of geography. The book lays out the rationale in learning theory for an issues-based, question-driven inquiry method and proceeds through a simple model of progression from identifying key questions to developing generalizations. Students study issues of geographic significance by pursuing answers to geographic questions, in the process developing meanings and understandings, skills, and personal perspectives, values and attitudes. There is a high value on active learning and higher-level thinking in the materials. Each chapter contains several classroom activities for student decision-making and analysis. The chapters include the following: (1) "Identifying Key Questions To Plan Learning Activities"; (2) "Planning Learning Activities To Reach Generalizations and Decisions"; (3) "Reaching Generalizations and Decisions through Processing and Interpreting Data"; (4) "Interpreting and Analyzing Attitudes and Values; and (5) "Learning through Geography. Extensive maps, charts and figures accompany the text. Contains 75 references. (EH)
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Critical Thinking, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Concepts, Geography, Geography Instruction, Intellectual Development, Problem Solving, Reflective Teaching, Thinking Skills
National Council for Geographic Education, 16-A Leonard Hall, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA 15705 ($15).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Council for Geographic Education.