Debates in Geography Education encourages early career teachers, experienced teachers and teacher educators to engage with and reflect on key issues, concepts and debates. It aims to enable readers to reach their own informed judgements with deeper theoretical knowledge and understanding.
The second edition is fully updated in light of the latest research, policy and practice in the field, as well as key changes to the curriculum and examination specifications. Expert contributors provide a range of perspectives on international, historical and policy contexts in order to deepen our understanding of significant debates in geography education.
Key debates include:
geography's identity as an academic discipline;
what constitutes knowledge in geography;
places and regional geography;
what it means to think geographically;
constructing the curriculum;
how we link assessment to making progress in geography;
the contribution of fieldwork and outdoor experiences;
technology and the use of Geographical Information;
school geography and employability;
understanding the gap between school and university geography;
evidence-based practice and research in geography education.
The comprehensive, rigorous coverage of these key issues, together with carefully annotated selected further reading, will help support and shape further research and writing. Debates in Geography Education is a key resource that is essential reading for all teachers and researches who wish to extend their grasp of the place of geography in education.
Mark Jones is Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
David Lambert is Professor of Geography Education at UCL Institute of Education, London, UK