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ERIC Number: EJ1168695
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2146-0353
The Representation of Europe in Maps with Reference to Catling's Theory of Children's Worlds: Issues for Geographical Education
Halocha, John
Review of International Geographical Education Online, v1 n1 p60-71 Spr 2011
This paper discusses some of the complex issues involved in how Europe is represented in a range of map formats. The reader is encouraged to consider these issues by accessing recommended websites in order to analyse how Europe is represented through their published contents. Simon Catling's theoretical work on children's worlds is then used to discuss the implications of European maps and how they may influence children's geographical knowledge and understanding of their world. By bringing these two ideas together it may be possible to further inform how the concepts of Europe and children's' sense of place may improve geographical education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Europe
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