Learning to Teach Geography in the Secondary School has become the widely recommended textbook for student and new teachers of geography. It helps you acquire a deeper understanding of the role, purpose and potential of geography within the secondary curriculum, and provides the practical skills needed to design, teach and evaluate stimulating and challenging lessons.
It is grounded in the notion of social justice and the idea that all students are entitled to a high quality geography education. The very practical dimension provides you with support structures through which you can begin to develop your own philosophy of teaching, and debate key questions about the nature and purpose of the subject in school.
Fully revised and updated in light of extensive changes to the curriculum, as well as to initial teacher education, the new edition considers the current debates around what we mean by geographical knowledge, and what's involved in studying at Masters level. Key chapters explore the fundamentals of teaching and learning geography:
Why we teach and what to teach
Understanding and planning the curriculum
Developing and using resources
Fieldwork and outdoor learning
Values in school geography
Intended as a core textbook and written with university and school-based initial teacher education in mind, Learning to Teach Geography in the Secondary school is essential reading for all those who aspire to become effective, reflective teachers.
Praise for previous editions of Learning to Teach Geography in the Secondary School...
'This is a practical and visionary book, as well as being superbly optimistic. It has as much to offer the experienced teacher as the novice and could be used to reinvigorate geography departments everywhere. Practical activities and ideas are set within a carefully worked out, authoritative, conceptual framework.' - The Times Educational Supplement
'This is a modern, powerful, relevant and comprehensive work...a standard reference for many beginning teachers on geography initial teacher training courses.' - Educational Review
Mary Biddulph is Lecturer in Geography Education, School of Education at the University of Nottingham, UK. David Lambert is Professor of Geography Education at the Faculty of Culture and Pedagogy, Institute of Education, University College London, UK. David Balderstone is a School Improvement Partner and Associate Headteacher in Milton Keynes, UK.
Introduction Chapter 1: Why teach geography and what to teach in geography Chapter 2: The geography curriculum Chapter 3: Planning Chapter 4: Pedagogy Chapter 5: Pupils' Learning Chapter 6: Resources Chapter 7: Fieldwork and outdoor learning Chapter 8: Assessment Chapter 9: Values in school geography Chapter 10: Professional development