This text provides intending and practising teachers of geography with the practical skills to design, teach and evaluate varied and exciting lessons. It will also help them to acquire a deeper understanding of geography's role, purpose and potential in secondary education. The text also explores how teachers may use geography as a vehicle for preparing pupils for uncertain environmental, cultural, social and economic futures. Chapters on teaching strategies, learning styles and assessment place the learner at centre stage, and the book aims to encourage effective teaching through direct advice and activities which beginning teachers can undertake, either individually or in groups.
Table of Contents
1. Role, Purpose and Philosophy: so why teach geography? 2. Planning for Teaching and Learning in Geography 3. Developing and Using Resources for Teaching and Learning in Geography 4. Pupil Learning in Geography 5. Teaching Geography 6. Valuing Pupils' Learning and Achievements 7. Geography and Education for the Future 8. Professional Development: the bridge to a career