Geography, environmental education and disaster mitigation: great expectations

Lidstone, John (1995) Geography, environmental education and disaster mitigation: great expectations. The Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 10(4), pp. 33-41.

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In this paper, I will begin by making a few comments on the various agendas that I perceive to be operating in the context of geography, disaster mitigation and education, and the rationale for the inclusion of disaster-related topics in geography and social studies curricula. I will then consider various factors that impinge on how students may relate to our teaching, and say a few words on recent changes in the role of teachers and what could well be regarded as the de-professionalisation of teaching. I will then close with a couple of suggestions about the directions I think we might try to achieve our disaster mitigation goals.

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ID Code: 16842
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: The contents of this journal can be freely accessed online via the journal's web page (see hypertext link). This paper was presented at the 50th Anniversary conference of the New Zealand Geographical Society. Christchurch, New Zealand 27-31 August 1995.
Keywords: disaster education, geographical education, hazard education, schema theory, social science education, curriculum, environmental education, John Lidstone
ISSN: 1324-1540
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1995 Emergency Management Australia
Deposited On: 11 Dec 2008 22:06
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 13:14

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