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Solem, Michael; Stoltman, Joseph; Lane, Rod; Bourke, Terri; Chang, Chew Hung; Viehrig, Kathrin – Geographical Education, 2018
Since 2016 an international research process has been underway to design and develop an international geography assessment for implementation in lower secondary education settings. One of the crucial steps in this process is the development and validation of an assessment framework that models the content and cognitive dimensions of geography…
Descriptors: International Assessment, Educational Assessment, Geography Instruction, Test Construction
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Lane, Rod; Coutts, Pamela – Geographical Education, 2015
Researchers in science education have for some time recognised the need for teachers to develop an awareness of students' common alternative conceptions--a key element of pedagogical content knowledge (PCK)--and use this knowledge to develop student understanding (Morrison & Lederman, 2003). Less attention, however, has been devoted to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Student Attitudes
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Maude, Alaric – Geographical Education, 2014
"Sustainability" is one of the seven major concepts in the geography curriculum. It is also one of the three cross-curriculum priorities in the Australian curriculum, together with Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures. This paper describes how the concept is explained…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Geography, Geography Instruction, National Curriculum
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Hutchinson, Nick – Geographical Education, 2013
The Australian Curriculum Cross-curriculum priorities and the Australian Curriculum: Geography both include the term "world views." The meaning of world views, the development of world views as part of the history of geographic thought, and the adoption world of views by teachers and students, affect the ways in which geography is taught…
Descriptors: World Views, Foreign Countries, Geography, History
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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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Purnell, Ken – Geographical Education, 2013
The introduction of Geography as a compulsory learning area from Foundation year, such as Kindergarten, to Year 8 in Australia provides new opportunities for learning and teaching. Opportunities, in part, will be driven by challenges associated with the introduction of this learning area. Key challenges are about variability: in take-up of the…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, National Curriculum, Foreign Countries
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Grode, Edward A. – Geographical Education, 2000
Focuses on Perry School (Erie, Pennsylvania), the first geography theme-based elementary school in which everything is related to geography. Describes what students learn in each grade level and the expectations on what they should know. Reports on the creation of their geography learning lab. (CMK)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Elementary Education
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Chatterjea, Kalyani – Geographical Education, 1999
Focuses on how visual images can help students integrate concepts and synthesize information to make a judgment, thereby guiding the learner toward higher order thinking. Uses geography to demonstrate how, by incorporating visual exercises, student perceptions of difficult concepts are enhanced. (CMK)
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography, Physical Geography
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Huckle, John – Geographical Education, 1990
Introduces "What We Consume," a British curriculum package that examines the social use of nature, world economy, and environmental/political controversies. Explains that the package's goal is to develop students' critical awareness of environmental problems and willingness to initiate change. Outlines the curriculum's framework and…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Controversial Issues (Course Content), Critical Theory, Critical Thinking
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Lidstone, John – Geographical Education, 1999
Expresses concern that with the emphasis on relevance, local area studies, and the state of the natural environment, geographical educators may have forgotten other essential elements of a geographical education, namely an understanding of differences in culture at the global scale and the spatial representation of such differences. (CMK)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Literacy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Cantell, Hannele – Geographical Education, 1999
Defines intercultural education and describes the Finnish geography curriculum. Focuses on geography's role in enhancing cultural understanding by discussing the five dimensions of geographical education: (1) spatial; (2) temporal; (3) physical and environmental; (4) methodological; and (5) value. (CMK)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education
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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
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Pring, Adele – Geographical Education, 1999
Explores Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives, related to geography skills (mapping, locational distribution, directional skills, locational change, decision making), on topics such as geographic place names, location of indigenous language speaking groups, traditional stories as navigational tools, shifts in population, and mining.…
Descriptors: Cultural Activities, Cultural Awareness, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Steinback, Sylvia; Rathenow, Hanns-Fred – Geographical Education, 1987
David Selby, Director of the Centre for Global Education at York University (United Kingdom), responds to questions about the history of global education; the different approaches taken in the United Kingdom and the United States; the central concepts of a global perspective in the curriculum; and the most appropriate teaching approaches. (LS)
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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