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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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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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McHoul, Alec – Geographical Education, 1990
Presents an ethnomethodological study of how Australian high school geography teachers and students rely on common sense knowledge and reasoning to facilitate learning. Analyzes portions of transcripts from a class activity in which students built a scale model of a city. Explains location categorization devices, illustrating how learning involves…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Communication, Classroom Observation Techniques, Classroom Research
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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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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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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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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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