ERIC Number: EJ783979
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jan
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Learning to See Landscape through a Flexible Lens
Birdsall, Stephen S.
Journal of Geography, v102 n1 p29-34 Jan 2003
Students' established conclusions about the world can often hinder a teacher's efforts to suggest new ideas and new ways to pursue alternative explanations. Flexible thinking helps students practice the value that one's present conclusions should remain tentative and subject to re-evaluation. Meinig's ten alternative perspectives for seeing a landscape were used successfully as a pedagogical rubric to teach students experientially how to observe more attentively and think more flexibly about place.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Classroom Techniques, Experiential Learning, Physical Geography, Observation, World Views, Student Attitudes, Thinking Skills
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