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Solem, Michael; Lambert, David; Tani, Sirpa – Review of International Geographical Education Online, 2013
GeoCapabilities is a transatlantic collaborative project for researching the purposes and values of geography education through a "capabilities approach." Inspired by the writings of philosopher Amartya Sen and economist Martha Nussbaum, the capabilities approach provides a normative framework for understanding the broader aims of…
Descriptors: Models, Geography Instruction, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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Beneker, Tine; Sanders, Rickie; Tani, Sirpa; Taylor, Liz; van der Vaart, Rob – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2007
This paper reports on empirical research in four countries on the growing interest in the perceived "gap" between school and university human geography. Focusing on urban geography, we investigated the views of teachers and academic geographers about key elements of the field and those that were important for geography education. These…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Urban Areas, Human Geography
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Kaivola, Taina; Rikkinen, Hannele – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2007
Geography teaching has been under constant change over the last decades. Innovations from research in geography and higher education have diffused in school practices in various ways. International trends have been applied to national contexts in co-operation among academics, administrators and school teachers depending on policies and educational…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Geography