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Effective Innovation in the Secondary Geography Curriculum
A practical guide

ISBN 9780415519069
Published June 25, 2013 by Routledge
208 Pages

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Book Description

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:

  • Understanding curriculum theory and development;
  • Auditing and developing your own dynamic, interactive curriculum;
  • Critiquing textbooks and resources to ensure relevance;
  • Constructing and analysing schemes of work;
  • Incorporating the latest developments in the field into your teaching;
  • How to create innovative, enduring curricula for human, physical and environmental geographies.

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.

Table of Contents

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

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Charles Rawding is Geography PGCE Course Leader at Edge Hill University, UK.


'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