School geography: Exploring a definition
School geography: Exploring a definition

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School geography: Exploring a definition


Professor David Lambert is Chief Executive of the Geographical but remains Research Associate of the Institute of Education (London). He is a former secondary geography teacher (for 12 years) and developed a scholarly interest in assessment issues following the introduction of the national curriculum. He also has a research interest in the way teachers select and use textbooks with pupils. He has a long-standing concern with moral and cultural aspects of geography education and is currently interested in clarifying the nature and the role of disciplinary knowledge in learning to teach effectively.

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