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:
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
This series for PGCE students provides a new concept in textbooks. The books start by recognizing student teachers as subject specialists and so focus on how these students can turn their specialist degree-level knowledge into school-level knowledge for their pupils. Each title combines this approach with coverage of the training standards and the inductions standards and guidance for best practice.
Clearly written and thought-provoking, each chapter opens and closes with ‘orientation questions’ and ‘for further thinking’ respectively. Lists of further reading are also included together with the addresses of useful websites, and ‘case-in-point’ examples are used to illustrate practical applications.
The Teaching School Subjects 11-19 series provides stimulating assistance by helping students find ways of thinking about their specialism, how to teach with it and how to engage with what pupils learn through it.