Geography in Education deals with the substantial developments which have taken place in academic geography in recent years and relates them to the needs of teachers in the school classroom. The structure of the book is based on the highly influential MA in geography education taught at the Institute of Education, University of London and is edited by four members of the Institute's geography team. Geography in Education tackles a number of pressing concerns felt by teachers in a topical and forward-looking way. The twelve essays have been specially commissioned from a range of authors who all have strong links with the Institute of Education's Geography Section. Topics range from important classroom matters such as the assessment of pupil learning to the review of recent research findings and consideration of current developments within geography as a discipline. This book is essential reading for student teachers and for teacher trainers who share the authors' belief that geography has a unique part to play in the education of future generations.
Table of ContentsDEVELOPMENTS IN GEOGRAPHY IN EDUCATION: 1. Physical geography - Keith Hilton; 2. Environmental education - David Job; 3. What a carve up! New times for geography teaching - John Morgan; THE GEOGRAPHY CURRICULUM – PRINCIPLES, PRACTICE AND EVALUATION: 4. Curriculum development: an on-going process - Norman Graves; 5. The impact of the National Curriculum on school-based curriculum development - Eleanor Rawling; 6. Evaluating the geography curriculum - Ashley Kent; THE GEOGRAPHY CURRICULUM – ISSUES AND CONCERNS: 7. Values; towards mapping their location in a geography education - Frances Slater; 8. Teaching styles and strategies - Margaret Roberts; 9. Assessing pupils’ attainment and supporting learning styles - David Lambert; RESEARCH AND RESEARCH METHODS: 10. Illustrating research in geography education - Frances Slater; 11. Action research for a new professionalism - Michael Naish; 12. Improving practice through practitioner research - Tony Ghaye.