Geography in Secondary Schools: Exploring Pupils' Classroom Experiences

Nick Hopwood

Gaining a better sense of how pupils conceive school geography is crucial if we are to understand the ways in which their ideas and values mediate learning processes. This book explores how pupils experience geography lessons in secondary schools, what they think geography as a school subject is about, and what it means to them. School geography aims to help young people think about the world and their place in it in a distinctive - geographical - way. However very little is known about the kinds of thinking and values associated with the subject. Six pupils were followed through their geography lessons for a period of three months, discussing their experiences in depth with the author. Their participation in class, written work, and comments made in interviews form the basis for a detailed investigation of their ideas. Researchers are increasingly taking young people's ideas seriously as important and worthy of investigation in their own right. This book explores the relationships between pupils and geography as a school subject.
  • Limba : Engleza
  • Cuprins : Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. School Geography in England; 2. Building on Prior Research; 3. Springfield School: Lisa and Bart; 4. Belmont School: Sara and Matt; 5. Cedar Grove School: Jenie and Ryan; 6. Describing and Valuing School Geography; 7. Thematic Analysis of Pupils' Conceptions; 8. Conclusions; References; Index.
  • Data Publicarii : 21 Jun 2012
  • Format : Hardback
  • Numar pagini : 176
  • ISBN : 9781441199089
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