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ERIC Number: EJ774156
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun
Pages: 4
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0094-1956
Themes to Emphasize in the Geography Curriculum
Ediger, Marlow
Journal of Instructional Psychology, v32 n2 p160-163 Jun 2005
There are major themes in geography, which all teachers should incorporate into the social studies. These themes assist students to organize information and relate relevant ideas. Teachers need to study and experiment with using a set of structural ideas to facilitate student learning. Otherwise, learning may comprise of isolated facts, concepts, and generalizations, which are difficult to remember, use, and to apply. Then too, what is taught may consist of trivia and the unimportant. These situations can be largely avoided if time is taken to select vital ideas, which stress a structure of knowledge. Geography teachers in the social studies need to meet together with university professors of the social sciences to identify salient ideas in the curriculum. The identified ideas may then become objectives for use in teaching and learning situations. A good set of guidelines to use here was developed cooperatively by the National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE, 1994).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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