This free course, School geography: Exploring a definition, focuses on how geography is currently being taught and understood. While studying it you will read about the significance of geography as a subject, looking at differing views as to exactly which disciplines make up geography. The course also includes a lesson plan and a look at definitions of geography as a medium of education.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
open up and 'map' geography and the ways the subject is understood (and sometimes misunderstood)
examine ways in which the subject is under pressure – especially with regard to the 'chasm' that is said to exist between university and school geography
establish reasons why the subject is important in relation to topical debates about sustainable development and citizenship
evaluate the power of the subject via a practical lesson idea