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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 ( 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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Walker, G. T. – Geographical Education, 1976
Discusses the role of geography in achieving the objectives of environmental education, including environmental awareness, concern, and commitment. Strategies are suggested for teaching about environmental limits, links, complexity, and patterns. For journal availability, see SO 505 721. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Geographic Concepts
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Johnston, R. J. – Geographical Education, 1974
This paper argues that geography teachers should commit themselves to social science programs. The paper concerns the role of geographers as social scientists through a consideration of the concepts classified by David Harvey (absolute, relative, relational). The argument concludes with a statement on the importance of the geographic approach for…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography
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Smith, David L. – Geographical Education, 1974
The concept of social relevance to geographic education and some of the implications of this concept for curriculum development and classroom teaching are explored. Geographic educators must be concerned with adopting new philosophies to the teaching of their subject, developing more appropriate strategies and curricula, and aiding in the…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography
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Blachford, Kevin – Geographical Education, 1974
This paper presents a summary of curriculum guidelines in geography. The three elements of curriculum development -- objectives, learning experiences, and evaluation -- are sumarized, and a large number of questions on each element are listed as a checklist for teachers and curriculum developers. (Author/JR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Secondary Education
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Blachford, K. – Geographical Education, 1978
Examines various approaches to sequencing learning experiences in geography in elementary and secondary education. Emphasis is placed on sequences of learning based on logic, age, and learning readiness. Research on organizing learning sequences is assessed. Journal availability: see SO 507 226. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives
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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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Singh, Michael – Geographical Education, 1990
Examines the possibility of developing a socially critical geography curriculum in Australian schools. Emphasizes teachers' responsibility to evaluate, select, and use appropriate instructional materials. Explains technical, interpretive, and critical approaches to geography instruction by contrasting three activities based on "Women of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Critical Theory, Curriculum Evaluation, Documentaries
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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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Lane, Angela – Geographical Education, 1999
Discusses how teachers can facilitate greater cultural understanding and acceptance among their students. Describes activities for primary school students that are useful in promoting cultural understanding and acceptance, such as a unit on comparing folk tales and exploring cultures through art. Includes a bibliography of resources. (CMK)
Descriptors: Art Education, Cultural Activities, Cultural Awareness, Educational Strategies
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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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Richardson, Robin – Geographical Education, 1988
Outlines the need for a world systems approach to locating one's experiences in the environment. Uses experiences of three poets and of the author to illustrate questions and issues geography teachers should reflect on when teaching Australian geography in a world context. Concludes with 10 questions that encourages teachers to reflect on these…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Geographic Location
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Snelson, Leo – Geographical Education, 1988
Proposes a socially critical geography curriculum which includes a study of spatial justice for the Australia Aboriginal people. Provides strategies for introducing this curriculum, including awareness of cultural differences; destroying stereotypes; awareness of past and present government policies; and awareness of the language of racism. (LS)
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Cultural Differences, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education
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Pradervand, Pierre – Geographical Education, 1987
Defines global education as the means for communicating a vision of the world that works for all. Uses seven aspects of world development to analyze the concept of global education. Stresses the need for consistency between words and deeds and encourages global educators to examine their lifestyles for consistency with their teachings. (LS)
Descriptors: Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Educational Objectives
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