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ERIC Number: EJ1197124
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1474-8479
Identifying Powerful Geographical Knowledge in Integrated Curricula in Dutch Schools
Bouwmans, Matthijs; Béneker, Tine
London Review of Education, v16 n3 p445-459 2018
This article explores the usefulness of Maude's translation of Young's idea of powerful knowledge into geography education. Maude's classification of five types of powerful knowledge in geography education was used to analyse the written curriculum of the 'human and society' interdisciplinary domain in four schools in the Netherlands. The characterization appears to be useful in terms of painting a picture of what an integrated curriculum looks like from the perspective of powerful knowledge. The emphasis in the curricula is on learning geographical concepts that students might use to analyse phenomena (Type 2 knowledge). Remarkably little attention is paid to learning about places (Type 5), as a result of which the integrated curricula hardly contribute to a central aim of school geography, namely to build an extensive geographical world view.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands