Issues in Geography Teaching by Chris FisherIssues in Geography Teaching by Chris Fisher

Issues in Geography Teaching

EditorChris Fisher, Tony Binns

Paperback | August 30, 2000

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Issues in Geography Teachingexamines a wide range of issues which are of interest to those teaching geography from the early years through to higher education, including:

  • the role of research and the use of ICT in teacher training;
  • the significance of developing critical thinking skills;
  • broader educational issues such as citizenship and development;
  • the importance of environmental education;
  • the position and role of assessment;
  • the present state and status of geographical education and issues that are likely to be of concern in the future.

Issues in Geography Teachingdetails the contexts, presents the facts and raises thought-provoking questions which should stimulate further interest and discussion.

Title:Issues in Geography TeachingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.7 inPublished:August 30, 2000Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415230772

ISBN - 13:9780415230773

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Table of Contents

1. School Geography 5-16:Issues for debate Section I: Issues in Training Geography Teachers2.The Re-emergence of Middle Years Initial Teacher Training 3.The Role of Research in the Initial Education of Geography Teachers 4. Developing the Educational Use of ICT: implications for the education of geography teachers Section II:Issues in the Geogrpahy Classroom5.Does differentiation provide access to an entitlement curriculum for all pupils? 6.Issues in ICT and Geography  7.Writing Geography Textbooks 8. Textbook Pedagogy: issues on the use of textbooks in geography classrooms 9.The Resourceful Geography Teacher 10.The Importance of Big Concepts and Skills in Learning Geography 11.Learn to De-Brief Section III: Wider Issues in Teaching Geography12.Aspects of Global Citizenship 13.Learning about Development: an 'entitlement' for all  14.Environmental Education: the key to a more sustainable future? 15.Europe Matters 16.The Place of Assessment in Geographical Education 17.Geography Education and the Vocational Debate 18.Geography in the Early Years 19.Towards the Question-Led Curriculum 5-14 20.Wider Issues for the Future

Editorial Reviews

'It should not...be viewed exclusively as a PGCE text, but rather essential reading of all professional educators who decide to think critically/evaluate and reflect upon classroom practice in order to improve the quality of learning for their pupils.' - David J. Turton, British Journal of Educational Studies 'It is a useful and stimulating addition to the literature on geography teaching. The issues covered are relevant to many teachers and...there is something of interest in every chapter. Its wide-ranging scope will enable readers to pick and choose as they wish.' - Paul Weeden, British Educational Research Journal