"This is a must read for all 11-18 geography educators. It argues for a new geography curriculum founded on a set of major concepts that are profoundly relevant to 21st century life. For years, books on 11-18 geography education have focussed on classroom techniques, new pedagogic technologies and alternative modes of student assessment. Not this one. 'Teaching Geography 11-18' digs deep. It asks not only what geography is for, but bases its answer on a set of key concepts able to sustain an exciting and relevant curriculum. It also grounds its many arguments in the latest geographical research, thus re-establishing the broken connection between geography teaching in schools and that in higher education".
Professor Noel Castree, University of Manchester, UK
This engaging and stimulating book aims to radically re-shape and sharpen debates in geography education by taking an entirely fresh approach to both the subject and its place in secondary education.Key questions addressed in this book include:
- What is the place of geography within the secondary school curriculum?
- To what extent does school geography reflect and engage with contemporary issues and theories from the wider subject?
- What are the issues, challenges and opportunities of a concept-led approach to teaching geography?
- What are the implications of ICT, media and technology for the future of geography teaching in schools?
The new focus on concepts represents a significant shift in how geography is to be taught in schools, yet there has been little extended discussion of what a 'concept-led' approach to teaching and learning would entail. This book fills that void by examining geography's key concepts, and providing teachers with a theoretically robust and practical approach to curriculum planning using a concept-led approach.
This is essential reading for all secondary geography teachers, trainee teachers and anyone involved with education and curriculum planning.
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