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  • Geography teaching in southern Africa - an introductory guide
  • Hurry L
  • ISBN: 9780799411898
  • eISBN: N/A
  • ePub ISBN: N/A
  • 192 Pages | Published: 1989

This text presents a conceptual framework with case studies in dryland development and management. The option of a rational and ethical discourse for development that is beneficial for both the environment and society is emphasized, avoiding extreme environmentalism and human destructionism. This book has been compiled with the purpose of giving guidance to Geography teachers in both primary and secondary schools. Since the book contains chapters on both the philosophical background to Geography teaching and on the practical situation, it is hoped that it will be of use to both the student teacher and the serving teacher. The ideas contained in this guide should also be seen as starting points in Geography teaching, and it is hoped that teachers will use them as a basis for developing ideas of their own. It is also hoped that the book will generate discussion among teachers on both the theory and the practice of Geography teaching.

SECTION A The nature and scope of school Geography
Chapter 1. The nature and scope of school Geography

SECTION B Towards effective Geography teaching
Chapter 2. Basic principles of good Geography teaching
Chapter 3. Learning environments
Chapter 4. Teaching the essential facts
Chapter 5. Note-taking and note-making
Chapter 6. Worksheets - an important teaching tool
Chapter 7. Better diagrams and sketches
Chapter 8. Teaching with maps and air photographs
Chapter 9. Teaching and learning aids
Chapter 10. Practical work
Chapter 11. The outdoor experience
Chapter 12. Running a school weather station
Chapter 13. Projects and assignments
Chapter 14. Games in Geography
Chapter 15. Subject policies, schemes of work and daily preparation
Chapter 16. Evaluation and assessment

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