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This free course, Geography in education: exploring a definition, is aimed at geography teachers, or those with an interest in studying or teaching geography. It looks at the contribution that geography can make in the education of young people and the characteristics and purpose of geography as a subject.
The learning outcomes of this unit are:
- review some of the recent debates about the place of geography in the school curriculum;
- consider the different aims of geographical education;
- links for further study
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Geography in education: exploring a definition
This unit is aimed at geography teachers, or those with an interest in studying or teaching geography. This unit looks at the contribution that geography can make in the education of young people and the characteristics and purpose of geography as a subject.
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Originally published: Thursday, 21st July 2011
Last updated on: Monday, 30th July 2012
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