ERIC Number: ED417106
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Innovation in Geographical Education. Netherlands Geographic Studies 208. Proceedings of the International Geographic Congress (38th, The Hague, Netherlands, August 5-10, 1996).
Schee, Joop van der, Ed.; Schoenmaker, Gerard, Ed.; Trimp, Henk, Ed.; Westrhenen, Hans van, Ed.
This book examines trends in current educational literature and how they impact geography instruction. The volume contains 22 articles divided into 5 sections addressing geography innovation and educational research in geography. The introduction by Hans van Westrhenen and Gerard Schoenmaker delineates the foundation for the book and the theme areas for study. Section titles are the educational trends identified. Each section contains an introduction written by one of the editors. Section 1, "Knowledge and Skills," contains: (1) "Concepts and Models for Understanding Our World" (Maryse Clary); (2) "Visualization of Environment through Graphics" (Rod Gerber); (3) "Children's Understandings of Patterns and Relationships in Visual Stimuli: Teaching for Meaning" (Margaret Robertson); (4) "A Constructivist Approach to Children's Understanding of Thematic Maps" (Patrick Wiegand); (5) "Ideological Propaganda in Maps and Geographical Education" (Yoram Bar-Gal); (6) "Meaningful Learning in Geographical Education" (Shi Xuan); (7) "An Exploration of the Role of the Teacher within Enquiry Based Classroom Activities" (Margaret Roberts); and (8) "Concept Mapping in Geographical Education in Nigeria: From Theory into Practice" (Julie Okpala). Section 2, "Old and New Media," includes: (1) "Reader, Text, Metadiscourse and Academic Argument" (Alan Lester; Frances Slater); (2) "The Design of Graded Geography Worksheets for Mixed Ability Students" (John Chi-kin Lee); (3) "Using Cooperative Learning with Computers in Geography Classrooms" (Christine Kim-Eng Lee); and (4)"Computersimulation and Environmental Learning: An Approach to Geolab" (Volker Albrecht). Section 3, "Environmental Learning," offers: (1) "Promoting Geography as a School Subject through Pupil-Centered Activity and Research" (Rex Walford); (2) "A Strategy for Geography Fieldwork" (Ashley Kent); (3) "Involvement, the Key to Environmental Education" (Henk van Dijk; Lex Stomp); (4) "Preliminary Exploration of Decision Making in Geography Lessons" (Letje Veldman); and (5) "Not a Waste of Effort" (David Cooper; Chris Coggins). Section 4, "International Cooperation," examines: (1) "Achieving a European Dimension in the Training of Geography Teachers: Review and Future Perspective" (Andrew Convey); and (2) "International Understanding and Cooperation through Geographical Education" (Hartwig Haubrich). Section 5, "Curriculum Development," includes: (1) "Developing Understanding of the Dynamics of Change in the Geography Curriculum" (Michael Naish); (2) "Curriculum Coherence: Geographical Education in the Transition from Primary to Secondary Schools" (Michael Williams); and (3) "Geographic Education in the United States: Systemic Reforms Leading to National Standards and Assessment" (Joseph Stoltman; Sonia Wardley). (EH)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Geography, Geography Instruction, Global Education, Multicultural Education, Social Studies, Trend Analysis
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Royal Dutch Geographical Society, Amsterdam (Netherlands).