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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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Shortle, David A. – Geographical Education, 1975
Presents reasons for including geography as a separate discipline in the secondary curriculum rather than synthesizing it into an interdisciplinary social studies program. Approaches to curricula structuring and sequencing are suggested. References are included. For journal availability, see SO 505 212. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Curriculum Research, Educational Philosophy, Geography, Geography Instruction
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Geographical Education, 1973
This statement, prapared by the Council of the Australian Geography Teachers Association to assist geography teachers, curriculum planners, and educational administrators, describes geography as a field of study focusing on the environment through the use of spatial concepts and establishes the usefulness and importance of geography in school…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Planning, Geographic Concepts, Geography
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Blachford, K. R. – Geographical Education, 1973
Feeling that there are no simple answers, the author discusses two issues confronting geographers involved in education -- child-or subject-centered curriculum and integrated or separate courses in geography. (JH)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Curriculum Development, Educational Philosophy, Educational Strategies
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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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Yates, Graham – Geographical Education, 2000
Presents active learning strategies that utilize visual images, in particular photographs, to promote learning in geography. Explains that the six activities focus on Vietnam. Uses the photographs to encourage students to engage with the images to promote better observation skills. (CMK)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Educational Strategies, Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction
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Johnston, Ron J.; Taylor, Peter J. – Geographical Education, 1987
Presents a model of the world as an interdependent whole dominated by two conflicts: (1) the North-South economic conflict between developed and underdeveloped nations; and (2) the East-West ideological conflict between two superpowers and their allies. Intended to serve as a theoretical basis for objectives and content selection in geography…
Descriptors: Capitalism, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Developed Nations
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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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Hicks, David – Geographical Education, 1987
Considers how the fields of world studies or global education may provide insight and contribute to enhance student understanding in geography courses. Provides a series of checklists which a geography department may use to evaluate the global dimensions in their programs, goals and objectives, resources, and teaching strategies. (LS)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Course Content, Course Evaluation, Educational Objectives
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Hall, Robin – Geographical Education, 1987
Analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of the 1984 Jackson Committee report, "The Australian Overseas Aid Program." Urges the use of the report in the classroom as a basis for discussing overseas aid policy, demonstrate the problematic nature of North-South relationships, and encourage students to become part of the overseas aid program…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Economic Development, Financial Support, Foreign Countries
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Stutterd, Tony – Geographical Education, 1987
Presents a simulation in which students assume the role of committee members of an aid-giving organization which has limited funds to distribute to a number of requests from Tigray, Ethiopia. Students use background papers and program proposals to make decisions, and are encouraged to identify criteria used for supporting a project. (LS)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Financial Support
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Nancarrow, Gabrielle – Geographical Education, 1987
Outlines an activity which explores the quality of rural aid to developing countries. Students use group discussion and various resources to evaluate the advantages and problems brought about by different types of rural development projects. (LS)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Financial Support
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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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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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