Highly Commended Geographical Association Award 2002
`Has been judged as likely to make a significant contribution to geography'
This book provides a comprehensive overview of contemporary thought and practice in teaching geography. It is designed to support continuing professional development and reflective practice in geography education by: encouraging a critical understanding of the literature and concepts; stimulating teachers to continue with personal and professional development; and providing professionally relevant knowledge, understanding, skills and values.
Drawn from a wide range of eminent geographers and experienced practitioners, the authors cover: progress in geography - changing viewpoints; the geography curriculum - development planning and issues; and research and geography teaching - why and how research matters.
This book is essential reading and a valuable resource, for student and practising teachers of geography at secondary school level, as well as for those responsible for continuing professional development and subject leadership.
PART ONE: PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY: CHANGING VIEWPOINTS Trends in Physical Geography - Andrew S Goudie Ecosystems and Their Management - Adrian McDonald New Developments in Managing River Environments - Geraldene Wharton Changing Perspectives on Changing Climates - Julian Mayes New Directions in Human Geography - Peter Jackson Towards a Global Geo-Political Economy - Alan Hudson Changing Geographies of Energy - Derek Spooner PART TWO: THE GEOGRAPHY CURRICULUM: DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING National Curriculum Geography - Eleanor Rawling New Opportunities for Curriculum Development Teaching Styles and Strategies - David Balderstone Using Assessment to Support Learning - David Lambert Evaluating Geography Departments and Their Staff - Sheila King Information and Communication Technology - Stephanie Jackson Geography Teaching for a Sustainable Society - John Morgan Citizenship - Paul Machon and Helen Walkington The Role of Geography? Managing a Geography Department - Charlie Carpenter and Ian Langrish PART THREE: RESEARCH AND GEOGRAPHY TEACHING: CASE STUDIES OF WHY AND HOW RESEARCH MATTERS Overview and International Perspectives - Rod Gerber and Michael Williams Information and Communications Technologies - Deryn M Watson Researching the Reality of Use Research into Geography Textbooks - Norman Graves and Brendan Murphy The Renaissance of Geography Education in the USA - Joanne Clark and Joseph P Stoltman Towards a New Professionalism - Nicola Bright with David Leat The Secondary/Tertiary Interface - Shaun Brown and Maggie Smith Cultural Studies Go to School - John Morgan The Role of Research in Supporting Teaching and Learning - Margaret Roberts