Introduction to Geography (KCDE1105)

UNIT OF STUDY

The primary aim of this unit of study is to prepare students to teach Stage 4 of the Board of Studies 7-10 Geography syllabus. The unit addresses two components: firstly, the essential geographic knowledge, critical understanding and skills required to teach global geography; and, secondly, the theoretical and practical application of core competencies to teaching and learning Geography. Students will explore the global diversity of the physical environment and of human interaction with the environment, as well as the nature of the change, its causes and effects in our contemporary world. An opportunity is provided for students to develop basic skills in geographic data collection, presentation and analysis. Students will also be given the opportunity to develop pedagogic skills in lesson and unit planning, programming, and teaching and learning strategies across a range of ability groups. In addition, the unit takes an applied approach to the use of ICT in the geography classroom.

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Assessment

task (2 x 10%) and presentation (30%) and lesson plan (30%) and fieldwork report (20%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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