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Debates in Geography Education

2nd Edition

Edited by Mark Jones, David Lambert

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324 pages | 24 B/W Illus.

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Debates in Geography Education encourages early career teachers, experienced teachers and teacher educators to engage with and reflect on key issues, concepts and debates. It aims to enable readers to reach their own informed judgements with deeper theoretical knowledge and understanding.

The second edition is fully updated in light of the latest research, policy and practice in the field, as well as key changes to the curriculum and examination specifications. Expert contributors provide a range of perspectives on international, historical and policy contexts in order to deepen our understanding of significant debates in geography education.

Key debates include:

  • geography's identity as an academic discipline;
  • what constitutes knowledge in geography;
  • places and regional geography;
  • what it means to think geographically;
  • constructing the curriculum;
  • how we link assessment to making progress in geography;
  • the contribution of fieldwork and outdoor experiences;
  • technology and the use of Geographical Information;
  • school geography and employability;
  • understanding the gap between school and university geography;
  • evidence-based practice and research in geography education.

The comprehensive, rigorous coverage of these key issues, together with carefully annotated selected further reading, will help support and shape further research and writing. Debates in Geography Education is a key resource that is essential reading for all teachers and researches who wish to extend their grasp of the place of geography in education.

Mark Jones is Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK

David Lambert is Professor of Geography Education at UCL Institute of Education, London, UK

Reviews

‘Due to its rich and stimulating background theory and thinking relating to current geography teaching, it is an essential read for all geography teachers however experienced…This book does what no other geography education text does in one volume – it raises questions about the nature of geography teaching – and although scholarly, it makes the ‘problematic’ in geography teaching accessible. The judges were impressed by the array, depth and contemporary nature of the chapters reflecting current curriculum and assessment issues.’ - Geographical Association Publishers Awards: Silver Award winner

Table of Contents

Abbreviations

Contributors

Introduction: the significance of continuing debates

MARK JONES AND DAVID LAMBERT

PART I

Policy Debates

1 Geography in the National Curriculum for Key Stages, 1, 2 and 3

JOHN HOPKIN AND FRAN MARTIN

2 Geography in the examination system

DAVID GARDNER

 

PART II

‘Classroom’ Debates

3 Place in Geography: Change and Challenge

ELEANOR RAWLING

4 The Place of Regional Geography

ALEX STANDISH

5 Physical Geography

DUNCAN HAWLEY

6 Making progress in learning geography

LIZ TAYLOR

7 Understanding conceptual development in school geography

CLARE BROOKS

8 The enquiry approach in geography

JANE FERRETTI

9 Personalising learning in geography

MARK JONES

10 Formative assessment

PAUL WEEDEN AND MICHAEL SIMMONS

11 Curriculum enactment

MARY BIDDULPH

12 The place of fieldwork in geography education

LAUREN HAMMOND

13 The impact of technology on geography and geography teachers

ALAN PARKINSON

14 Using Geographic Information (GI)

MARY FARGHER

15 Geography and ‘employability’

JOHN LYON

16 Handling controversial issues in geography

DAVID MITCHELL

 

PART III

Subject Debates

17 The Anthropocene and the global

CHARLES RAWDING

18 Geography's identity as an academic discipline

NICK CLIFFORD

19 Understanding the gap between schools and universities

GRAHAM BUTT AND GEMMA COLLINS

20 Re-contextualising geography as a school subject

ROGER FIRTH

21 Are we thinking geographically?

JOHM MORGAN

22 Evidence-based practice and reseach in geography education

ROGER FIRTH AND CLARE BROOKS

Acknowledgments

Index

About the Editors

Mark Jones is Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK

David Lambert is Professor of Geography Education at UCL Institute of Education, London, UK

About the Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
EDU025000
EDUCATION / Secondary
EDU029040
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Social Science