Standards and Research in Geographical Education: Current Trends and International Issues

Schmeinck, Daniela & Lidstone, John (Eds.) (2014) Standards and Research in Geographical Education: Current Trends and International Issues. Mensch und Buch Verlag, Berlin.


What is the state of geographical education in the second decade of the 21st century? This volume presents a selection of peer reviewed papers presented at the 2012 Cologne Congress of the International Geographical Union (IGU) sessions on Geographical Education as representative of current thinking in the area. It then presents (perhaps for the first time) a cross-case analysis of the common factors of all these papers as a current summary of the “state of the art” of geographical education today. The primary aim of the individual authors as well as the editors is not only to record the current state of the art of geographical education but also to promote ongoing discussions of the longer term health and future prospects of international geographical education. We wish to encourage ongoing debate and discussion amongst local, national, regional and international education journals, conferences and discussion groups as part of the international mission of the Commission on Geographical Eduction.

While the currency of these chapters in terms of their foci, breadth and recency of the theoretical literature on which they are based and the new research findings they present justifies considerable confidence in the current health of geographical education as an educational and research endeavour, each new publication should only be the start of new scholarly inquiry. Where should we, as a scholarly community, place our energies for the future? If readers are left with a new sense of direction, then the aims of the authors and editors will have been amply met.

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ID Code: 69378
Item Type: Book
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Keywords: Geographical Education, geography education, environmental education , education for sustainable development, gis education, Learning, Skill development, geography curriculum, geography pedagogy, geography education research , standards, national curriculum
ISBN: 9783863874537
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Teacher Education & Leadership
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Institute of Primary Science and Social Sciences at the University of Cologne and International Geographical Union Commission on Geographical Education
Deposited On: 27 Mar 2014 22:21
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2016 14:50

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