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International Perspectives on Geographical Education

The Power of Geographical Thinking

Editors: Brooks, Clare, Butt, Graham, Fargher, Mary (Eds.)

  • Provokes debate on innovation and successful strategies for the geography education curriculum
  • Presents the latest research and thinking in geographical education
  • Contains the work and research of key geographical educators from all around the world
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About this book

In this book geography educators from around the globe discuss their research into the power of geographical thinking and consider successful strategies to implement, improve and advance geography education in research and practice. It addresses key topics in geography education, such as multicultural competence, the role of teachers, the geography curriculum, spatial thinking, geographic information systems, geocapabilities, and climate change. At a global level the contributors and editors bring together the most advanced collection of research and discussion surrounding issues in geography education. The book will be of interest to geography education researchers worldwide, including academics at university and teachers in schools, as well as professional geographers with an interest in education.

About the authors

Clare Brooks is Honorary Secretary of the International Geographical Union – Commission for Geography Education, and a member of the International Steering Group. She is also Chair of the UK Committee of the Commission.  As Senior Lecturer in Geography Education at the UCL Institute of Education, she was worked on post-graduate programmes in geography education for fifteen years. Her research interests are in teachers’ use of their subject knowledge and how teachers geographical knowledge influences classroom practices.

Mary Fargher is a member of the UK Committee of the International Geographical Union - Commission for Geography Education. After six years working on post-graduate programmes, she now  leads the MA Geography in Education and Teach First geography programmes at UCL Institute of Education. Her research interests are in the use of geospatial technologies in supporting high quality teaching and learning in geography.<

Lesson Planning (3rd edition) (2008), Making Assessment Matter (2010) and, as editor, Geography, Education and the Future (2011) and MasterClass in Geography Education (2015). Graham is a long established member of the Geographical Association and an invited member of the UK Committee of the International Geographical Union (IGU).

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Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction: Why Is It Timely to (Re) Consider What Makes Geographical Thinking Powerful?

    Brooks, Clare (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • Debating the Place of Knowledge Within Geography Education: Reinstatement, Reclamation or Recovery?

    Butt, Graham

    Pages 13-26

  • Applying the Concept of Powerful Knowledge to School Geography

    Maude, Alaric

    Pages 27-40

  • Geographical Thinking: Is It a Limitation or Powerful Thinking?

    Uhlenwinkel, Anke

    Pages 41-53

  • Acquiring Powerful Thinking Through Geographical Key Concepts

    Fögele, Janis

    Pages 59-73

Buy this book

eBook £71.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-49986-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £89.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-49985-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover £89.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-84292-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Power of Geographical Thinking
Editors
  • Clare Brooks
  • Graham Butt
  • Mary Fargher
Series Title
International Perspectives on Geographical Education
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-49986-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-49986-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-49985-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-84292-9
Series ISSN
2367-2773
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 238
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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