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ERIC Number: EJ1157781
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2146-0353
Resource Exploitation and Consumption in the Frame of Education for Sustainable Development in German Geography Textbooks
Kowasch, Matthias
Review of International Geographical Education Online, v7 n1 p48-79 Spr 2017
This paper discusses the representation of resource exploitation and consumption in German geography textbooks. The aim of the paper is to contribute to a critical and reflective understanding of the representation of resource-related issues in textbooks by analyzing two scientific debates (resource curse and actor analysis). The paper shows that all studied geography textbooks contribute to a certain degree to awareness raising in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), but references to the everyday life of students are rare. There are only few action-orientated tasks in the frame of resource exploitation and consumption in the studied textbooks. As real-world examples help develop students' critical thinking skills and shape their ideas of sustainable development, these aspects reflect a pedagogical shortcoming.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany; Africa; Europe; Asia; Australia
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