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ERIC Number: EJ837140
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 33
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1038-2046
Geographical Education and Values of Space: A Comparative Assessment from Five European Countries
Planinc, Tatjana Resnik
International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, v17 n1 p56-88 Jan 2008
This paper discusses the teaching of the values of space, and the development of sustainable regions, as viewed through a prism of values, and which should become an integral part of the geography curriculum. The author is convinced that new methodologies for the teaching of space-related topics in primary and secondary schools across Europe should be found. Therefore, this paper deals with the results of an international survey carried out in Slovenia, Poland, Italy, Greece and Montenegro, which aimed to define the main preferences and obstacles encountered by teachers and their students towards the various teaching aids presently employed within this subject area, and looks at the differences between expectation, and the actual delivery. Using the results of this survey, the author suggests possibilities for the development of geography teaching; particularly with regard to subject areas concerning sustainable development, values of space, and increasing the public awareness of both. (Contains 5 tables and 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Greece; Italy; Montenegro; Poland; Slovenia