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ERIC Number: EJ1056778
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
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ISSN: ISSN-1038-2046
Mapping the Knowledge Topography: A Critical Appraisal of Geography Textbook Questions
Mishra, Rishabh Kumar
International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, v24 n2 p118-130 2015
Textbook questions and exercises are quintessential part of every textbook. One can easily locate textbook questions at the end of the every chapter and also in between the texts. What are they meant for? Usually we think they are meant for assessing learners' understanding regarding subject knowledge, providing clue to teacher to form other questions. However, besides these popular notions, textbook questions implicitly communicate messages about what is "worth" knowledge and what learning is about? The present paper takes geography textbook questions as a unit of analysis and tries to analyze the nature of textbook questions with reference to content and cognitive processes perspective.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India