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Blachford, Kevin R. – Geographical Education, 1975
Considers the effects of simulation games on student motivation, concept development, attitudes, values, social skills, and classroom conditions and organization. The conclusion is that simulation is a useful technique which can contribute to the achievement of some of the objectives of geographical education. For journal availability, see SO 505…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Educational Games, Educational Objectives, Evaluation
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Blachford, Kevin – Geographical Education, 1974
This paper presents a summary of curriculum guidelines in geography. The three elements of curriculum development -- objectives, learning experiences, and evaluation -- are sumarized, and a large number of questions on each element are listed as a checklist for teachers and curriculum developers. (Author/JR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Secondary Education
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Singh, Michael – Geographical Education, 1990
Examines the possibility of developing a socially critical geography curriculum in Australian schools. Emphasizes teachers' responsibility to evaluate, select, and use appropriate instructional materials. Explains technical, interpretive, and critical approaches to geography instruction by contrasting three activities based on "Women of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Critical Theory, Curriculum Evaluation, Documentaries
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Huckle, John – Geographical Education, 1990
Introduces "What We Consume," a British curriculum package that examines the social use of nature, world economy, and environmental/political controversies. Explains that the package's goal is to develop students' critical awareness of environmental problems and willingness to initiate change. Outlines the curriculum's framework and…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Controversial Issues (Course Content), Critical Theory, Critical Thinking
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McHoul, Alec – Geographical Education, 1990
Presents an ethnomethodological study of how Australian high school geography teachers and students rely on common sense knowledge and reasoning to facilitate learning. Analyzes portions of transcripts from a class activity in which students built a scale model of a city. Explains location categorization devices, illustrating how learning involves…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Communication, Classroom Observation Techniques, Classroom Research
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Robinson, Roger – Geographical Education, 1990
Discusses an investigation of how British secondary school geography teachers' attitudes and values influence their choices of objectives, content, and teaching methods. Focuses on approaches to development issues. Uses cluster analysis to summarize results. Notes the constraining influence of having to prepare students for public examinations.…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cluster Analysis, Correlation, Course Content
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Slater, Frances A. – Geographical Education, 1975
Presents examples of how fundamental geographic concepts, such as location and spatial interaction, may be used in the secondary classroom to stimulate inquiry learning. Available from: Business Manager, Geographical Education, Sydney Teachers College, P.O. Box 63, Camperdown, N.S.W. 2050, Australia. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Comparative Education, Concept Formation, Curriculum Research