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Evolving curricula and syllabi–challenges for physical geography

Evolving curricula and syllabi–challenges for physical geography
Evolving curricula and syllabi–challenges for physical geography

Recent technological changes in communications, in research and in learning and teaching styles should prompt developments in approaches to physical geography curricula. This paper questions whether there has been sufficient open discussion of such curricula and those that have been set nationally. Developments in England and Wales over more than fifty years provide the context for the present situation, which is considered according to types of knowledge under the headings of skills, concepts, and global and local knowledge. It is proposed that “Young Britannia”, a personification of the student who currently faces a changing world, deserves choices for physical geography training that provide sufficient alternatives. We suggest that there should be further open discussion of future curricular architectures for physical geography.

concepts, curricular architectures, global and local knowledge, Physical geography, skills
0309-8265
7-23
Lewin, John
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Gregory, Kenneth J.
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Lewin, John
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Gregory, Kenneth J.
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Lewin, John and Gregory, Kenneth J. (2018) Evolving curricula and syllabi–challenges for physical geography. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 43 (1), 7-23. (doi:10.1080/03098265.2018.1554631).

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Recent technological changes in communications, in research and in learning and teaching styles should prompt developments in approaches to physical geography curricula. This paper questions whether there has been sufficient open discussion of such curricula and those that have been set nationally. Developments in England and Wales over more than fifty years provide the context for the present situation, which is considered according to types of knowledge under the headings of skills, concepts, and global and local knowledge. It is proposed that “Young Britannia”, a personification of the student who currently faces a changing world, deserves choices for physical geography training that provide sufficient alternatives. We suggest that there should be further open discussion of future curricular architectures for physical geography.

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Accepted/In Press date: 6 November 2018
e-pub ahead of print date: 7 December 2018
Keywords: concepts, curricular architectures, global and local knowledge, Physical geography, skills

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Local EPrints ID: 428981
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/428981
ISSN: 0309-8265
PURE UUID: 2a21ec26-dc0a-42ff-956a-95cd0598d4df

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Date deposited: 15 Mar 2019 17:30
Last modified: 25 Nov 2021 17:56

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Author: John Lewin
Author: Kenneth J. Gregory

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