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Lambert, David; Solem, Michael – Geographical Education, 2017
This paper arises from the Keynote we co-delivered at the 2017 AGTA Conference in Melbourne. In the paper, we outline the main theoretical resources that underpin the GeoCapabilities project (www.geocapabilities.org). This project has sought to engage teachers and teacher educators in geography with the principles of "curriculum…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Teacher Effectiveness, Foreign Countries
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Lambert, David – Geographical Education, 2013
This paper is partly based on a lecture given at the AGTA conference in Perth in January 2013. It argues for a progressive subject based curriculum in which geography plays an essential part. This is based on an analysis of why and how subjects like geography, as part of the humanities, have been undermined and diminished in recent times. In a way…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Conferences (Gatherings), Curriculum Design
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Catling, Simon – Geographical Education, 2013
This article provides an insight into the development of primary geography since the inception of the national curriculum in England in the late 1980s. It is hoped this is informative as the "Australian Curriculum: Geography Foundation to Year 12" is introduced to and implemented in primary schools. It draws out various matters which…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Geography, Geography Instruction, Elementary School Students
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Robinson, Roger – Geographical Education, 1990
Discusses an investigation of how British secondary school geography teachers' attitudes and values influence their choices of objectives, content, and teaching methods. Focuses on approaches to development issues. Uses cluster analysis to summarize results. Notes the constraining influence of having to prepare students for public examinations.…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cluster Analysis, Correlation, Course Content
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Catling, Simon – Geographical Education, 1999
Discusses aspects of cultural understanding, particularly intercultural understanding, and addresses the development of cultural understanding through geography. Argues that textbooks and other secondary sources should present information about places and communities as changing and contested. Examines five primary geography textbook series and…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Cultural Awareness, Educational Research, Elementary Education