ERIC Number: EJ888744
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
Coyote Teaching for Geography Instruction
DeMers, Michael N.
Journal of Geography, v109 n3 p97-104 2010
Coyote teaching emphasizes learning community, long term mentoring, a need for learning, ownership of learning, heightened sensory awareness, storytelling, purposefully designed tricks, and the Socratic method to promote lifelong learning and a new generation of coyote teachers. Many of these methods are found in other educational philosophies but seem to be fully integrated in the coyote teaching method. Because geography is integrative, it seems a logical discipline in which to apply this method. Each of the characteristics of coyote teaching has its unique place in geography education. This article demonstrates how each of these components of coyote teaching can be readily employed, enhanced, and, more importantly, integrated into geographic education and inculcated into multiple generations of geography educators.
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Lifelong Learning, Teaching Methods, Mentors, Cooperative Learning, Student Participation, Story Telling, Teaching Skills, Figurative Language, Cooperation, Student Role, Teacher Role, Consciousness Raising
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