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Geography Education

  • By: Michael Solem
  • In: Encyclopedia of Geography
  • Edited by: Barney Warf
  • Subject:General Geography, Earth & Environmental Science

Geography education is a teaching and research subfield focused on educational purpose, practice, and theory in geography, from prekindergarten through the postgraduate life span, in both formal and informal contexts. Though much of the research in geography education has tended to investigate problems in kindergarten through Grade 12 (K-12) curriculum and instruction, since 2000 there has been a noticeable trend toward research activity exploring teaching and learning issues in higher education, especially in the areas of spatial cognition, computers and multimedia, graduate education, and faculty development.

Geography in Elementary and Secondary Education

During the past two decades, geography has made considerable progress in the American school curriculum, having gained a discernible presence apart from social studies and a growing cadre of teachers skilled in modern analytical ...

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