Geography : Teaching School Subjects 11-19 book cover
1st Edition

Teaching School Subjects 11-19

ISBN 9780415321112
Published July 29, 2005 by Routledge
238 Pages

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Book Description

When Geography specialists decide they want to teach, it can be a daunting prospect to enter a real classroom, no matter how much subject knowledge they already possess. Geography: Teaching School Subjects 11-19 puts the subject into perspective and shows new teachers and student teachers how to make Geography accessible and interesting for their pupils. Divided into three sections the book examines the theory and practice of teaching geography:

  • section one explores how teachers can frame their own knowledge for classroom practice
  • section two focuses on Geography in the classroom and curriculum development as well as aspects of pedagogy and lesson design, evaluation and assessment
  • section three focuses on the teachers themselves and how they can view and work on professional development within their own subject area.

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Subject 1. Doing Geography 2. Making School Geography 3. Geography, Knowledge and Education Part 2: The Classroom 4. Curriculum Planning - Curriculum Thinking 5. Teaching and Learning Geography 6. Evaluating Geography Education Part 3: The Teacher 7. What Kind of Geography Teacher 8. Learning Professional Values and Practice: Teachers with High Standards 9. Professional Development and Developing Geography 10. Conclusion

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John Morgan is Lecturer in Education at the University of Bristol and David Lambert is Chief Executive of the Geographical Association.