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School geography: Exploring a definition
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
- come to a ‘definition’ of geography in education.
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- Learning outcomes
- 1 Mapping geography
- 2 The subject discipline
- 3 Thinking geographically
- 4 Geography's educational power
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