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How up-to-date is your geographical thought? Are parts of your curriculum becoming tired and out-dated?
Effective Innovation in the Secondary Geography Curriculum will help training and practising secondary school teachers understand how to evaluate and refresh their curriculum in order to ensure that what they teach is relevant, topical and creative.
Considering the latest developments in both the school geography curriculum and the field of geography as an academic discipline, this exciting new book explores how geography teaching and learning can be developed to engage secondary school pupils and better reflect contemporary society. Illustrated throughout with ideas and practical examples of how to update your curriculum easily and effectively, key topics covered include:
Providing insights into the latest thinking in geography in a concise and accessible manner, Effective Innovation in the Secondary Geography Curriculum will ensure motivating, lively and successful geography teaching and learning.
'This is a timely book, which challenges and supports departments to rethink the geography they are teaching, and to adopt, adapt and innovate.' - Alan Parkinson, livinggeography.blogspot.co.uk
Section 1. The changing nature of Geography 1. The changing nature of academic Geography 2. The changing nature of school Geography Section 2. Auditing your curriculum 3. Constructing a coherent curriculum for Geography in your school 4. How do you know if your Geography is fit for purpose? Section 3. Developing contemporary geographies 5. Holistic geographies 6. Human geographies 7. Environmental geographies 8. Physical geographies 9. Conclusion References