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Maude, Alaric – Review of International Geographical Education Online, 2013
A common geography curriculum for Australian schools was approved in May 2013. This paper describes the conceptual and philosophical foundations of the curriculum through a discussion of its definition of geography, selection of concepts, integration of skills into the process of inquiry, and specification of learning about countries and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography, Geography Instruction, Definitions
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Puttick, Steven – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2013
This paper builds on arguments made by Chalmers, Keown, and Kent ["Exploring Different 'Perspectives' in Secondary Geography: Professional Development Options." "International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education," 11(4), 313-324 (2002)], about teaching different theoretical perspectives in geography.…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Intellectual Disciplines, Educational Objectives
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Bar-Gal, B.; Sofer, S. – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2010
This research compares the official Israeli Ministry of Education's curriculum goals of studying geography with the perceptions of Israeli Jewish and Arab junior high school students who study the subject. In addition, the perceptions of Jewish and Arab students about the importance of studying geography are compared. In the first stage of…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Jews, Student Attitudes, Geography
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Tracana, Rosa Branca; Ferreira, Claudia; Ferreira, Maria Eduarda; Carvalho, Graca S. – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2008
Environmental education has been seen as a basic tool to contribute to the change of conceptions, values and attitudes. Textbook analysis is a major element in the evaluation of how the educational goals (at the legislative level of national programmes) are implemented at the school level. The aim of the present study was to analyse the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Textbooks, Pollution, Sustainable Development
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Kwan, Tammy; So, Max – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2008
This study investigated the environmental learning of a group of senior geography students through a problem-based learning (PBL) field programme to see if the goals of education "for" the environment could be accomplished. In the PBL field programme, the students were given a problem statement concerning a real-life scenario of an old…
Descriptors: Action Research, Research Methodology, Educational Objectives, Problem Based Learning
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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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Blachford, Kevin R. – Geographical Education, 1975
Considers the effects of simulation games on student motivation, concept development, attitudes, values, social skills, and classroom conditions and organization. The conclusion is that simulation is a useful technique which can contribute to the achievement of some of the objectives of geographical education. For journal availability, see SO 505…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Educational Games, Educational Objectives, Evaluation
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Cowie, P. M. – Geographical Education, 1978
Geography textbooks are evaluated to determine the relationship between the subject matter of geography and the changing concerns of society. Suggests that teachers should deal openly with values, which are inherent in geography content and methods. Journal available from Business Manager, Geographical Education, Sydney Teachers College, P.O. Box…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices
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Slater, F.; Spicer, B. J. – Geographical Education, 1978
Describes how a statistical analytical technique (the Q-sort) can be used to derive ideal educational objectives for high school geography courses. Discusses implications for curriculum development in geography. Journal availability: see SO 507 226. (DB)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Objectives, Geography Instruction
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Hobbs, P. – Geographical Education, 1978
Suggests that geography be offered as part of the primary school curriculum. Outlines types of geographic concepts which are appropriate for primary school courses and suggests teaching techniques. Journal availability: see SO 507 226. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives
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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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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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Gallagher, Nan; And Others – Geographical Education, 1987
Responses of three global educators to "Global Education: Towards a World that Works for All" (P. Pradervand). Nan Gallagher suggests using films in geography courses to overcome the indifference Pradervand refers to. Doug Burchill questions the teacher's ability to break through students' encultured prejudices. Greig Whitehead describes…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Geography Instruction, Global Approach
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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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Trainer, Ted – Geographical Education, 1990
Discusses the overconsumption and overproduction of industrialized nations and the condition of developing nations. Considers the global revolution in institutions, systems, values, and lifestyles necessary to implement sustainable development. Depicts a world of decentralized, self-sufficient communities, and describes education's potential role…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Consciousness Raising, Conservation (Environment), Decentralization
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