Thinking Skills Geography And Sustainable Development

Autor: Patricia Kendell
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1909102644
File Size: 38,29 MB
Format: PDF
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Thinking skills are a key feature of learning. These brilliant titles in the series will help you develop intellectual skills in children, such as reasoning and enquiry, information processing, creative thinking and evaluation skills. Thinking Skills Geography and Sustainable Development provides lesson plans on how to use the thinking skills outlined in the National Curriculum to address the geography objectives and sustainable development concepts for KS1 and KS2. Lessons include: * The seaside * Land use * Waste and recycling * Traffic issues * River pollution * Coastal erosion * Tourism

Exploring Sustainable Development

Autor: Martin Purvis
Publisher: Earthscan
ISBN: 1849771294
File Size: 44,25 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Sustainable development is capturing the attention of planners, politicians and business leaders. Within the academic sphere its study is increasingly breaching disciplinary boundaries to become a focus of attention for natural and social scientists alike. But in studying such a key concept, it is vital that there is a clear definition of what it means, how it is applied on the ground, and the influence it exerts upon people's perceptions of change in the physical environment, economic activity and society. Exploring Sustainable Development is a major new text which provides a multifaceted introduction to key areas of study in this field, examining sustainability at the full range of spatial scales from the local to the global. Building on existing theory it demonstrates the unique contributions that thinking geographically about space, place and human-environment relationships can bring to the analysis of sustainable development. This book explores different interpretations of sustainable development in both theory and practice, in developed and developing countries, and in rural and urban areas. It pays particular attention to the local, national and international politics of implementation, the future of climate and energy, the role of business, and different conceptions of agricultural sustainability. This wide-ranging text is ideal for undergraduates and postgraduates in geography, environmental science, development studies, and related social and political sciences.

Thinking And Learning Skills

Autor: Grant Westoby
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780748770953
File Size: 18,57 MB
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A series of photocopiable activity files that provide opportunities to help develop active learning and critical thinking skills.

Global Learning And Sustainable Development

Autor: Helen Gadsby
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136728929
File Size: 23,21 MB
Format: PDF
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Global learning and sustainable development encompass some of the key ideas and challenges facing the world today: challenges such as climate change, globalization and interdependence. Schools increasingly recognize the role of education in addressing these issues with young people, but exploring global issues across the curriculum requires a considerable amount of time and planning across subjects. This book aims to reduce this workload by providing a clear overview of global learning, its development in policy and what this means for teachers in practice. It outlines the different ways in which global learning can be delivered as a cross-curricular theme, with examples of current activities and practice in schools. Features include: an examination of key influences and debates in this area guidance on how to plan, implement and evaluate change in the curriculum to incorporate global learning the role of Personal Learning and Thinking Skills as a way of exploring global learning and sustainable development ideas from the "global context" of practice in Europe and beyond activity ideas supported by case studies of innovative practice links to other educational agendas, relevant topics and resources. Providing clear guidance on the underpinning theory and policy and drawing upon current initiatives in schools, this book will be of interest to all trainee and practising secondary teachers wanting to help young people engage critically with global issues.


Autor: Frits Hesselink
Publisher: IUCN
ISBN: 9782831705279
File Size: 17,41 MB
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This novel publication includes summaries of the main issues arising from an internet discussion on the changing perspectives on environmental education in the light of the global initiative on sustainable development. Fifty experts from around the world discussed in five rounds how they see the field evolving. The accompanying CD-ROM allows you to delve into the points made by each participant. It also contains a top-10 list of books and sites on the subject. It explains how the web site discussion was managed, for those interested in learning more about mobilizing knowledge using the opportunities of the worldwide web.

Geography Education In Japan

Autor: Yoshiyasu Ida
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 4431549536
File Size: 75,18 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In a globalized market where the emerging workforce will increasingly travel within their nations and abroad for work opportunities, it is valuable to learn about the international education system and practices, to assess the competition. For example, annual comparison of student performance is measured across math and science subjects globally. What is not well known is how geography educational systems compare around the world and how student success in this subject translates to learning in other courses or employment after graduation. The importance of geography in our personal, professional, and civic lives is transparent when one considers how finding one’s way with a map, understanding of world cultures, or identifying spatial patterns of disease spread might influence the decisions we make. Written for a global audience, this is the first English publication on geography education in Japan, addressing some fundamental questions. What is the nature of the geography educational systems in Japan? How does the focus on content and skills in Japanese schools differ from that in other countries? This book includes 25 authors from diverse geography instruction and research experiences, making it an authoritative publication on Japan’s geography education system. The contribution of this book to the larger geography educational community is sharing the key strengths, concerns, and future of this school subject in English, where previously most publications were in Japanese. It will be a useful source for researchers and teachers to understand Japan’s evolving geography instruction in the past, present, and future. The 21 chapters are organized into themes, beginning with an overview of the geography education system in Japan, followed by chapters that deal with regional geography and fieldwork, teacher training, geography education’s contributions to society, and a comparative study of geography education across multiple countries. The book ends with a vision of geography education in the future.

Becoming An Outstanding Primary School Teacher

Autor: Russell Grigg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317644158
File Size: 30,91 MB
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What is meant by outstanding teaching? What makes the best teachers stand out from the rest? How can I develop my own practice to become an outstanding teacher myself? Whether you are training to become a primary school teacher or you are newly qualified and striving to improve your practice, this fully updated second edition of Becoming an Outstanding Primary School Teacher will support, inform and inspire you on your quest for excellence. Throughout, Russell Grigg draws on theory, research and case studies of real classroom practice to discuss what it takes to become an outstanding primary teacher today. This bestselling guide has been comprehensively revised to reflect the latest changes to the curriculum, including the National Curriculum in England for 2014 and Scotland’s Building Curriculum for Excellence. It has also widened its scope to appeal to trainee and serving teachers, reflecting the new Teachers’ Standards. Key topics include: defining and measuring outstanding teaching; understanding the theory, nature and scope of the curriculum; developing thinking skills in the classroom; understanding and meeting individual learning needs; using ICT to improve pedagogy; behaviour management; monitoring, assessment, recording and reporting. Becoming an Outstanding Primary Teacher will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students, including those on school-based programmes such as Teach First, as well as more experienced teachers seeking inspiration.