Pedagogy of Geography
This One Week Series is Written in English Language in Question Answer Series According to syllabus of Rajasthan University.
Unit - 1
1.1 Meaning, Nature and scope of Geography as a school subject, Role and Importance of Geography in School curriculum and life.
Emerging concepts and trends in Geography:
(a) Geography as a description of the earth.
(b) Geography as a study of natural phenomena and their effect on man. (c) Geography as a study of Landscape-Physical and cultural.
d) Geography as a study of real difference.
(e) Geography as a study of spatial relationships
(f) Geography as a study of unifying and integrating discipline.
1.2 Aims and objectives of Geography: Values of teaching Geography (moral, spiritual, social, cultural and Esthetic) relation of Geography with other subjects of Social, Natural Science and Literature
1.3 A study of instructional objectives with special reference of new bloom's taxonomy and statement of objectives in behavioral terms.
1.4 Approaches: Current Events Approach, Mass-media Approach, interdisciplinary Approach, constructivism Approach.
Unit - 2
2.1 Models of teaching in reference of Geography teaching :
* Concept Attainment model
*Value Attainment model
* Inquire model
* Discovery model
2.2 Methods of teaching:
* Problem solving o Regional method
* Project method
* Laboratory method
*Inductive & Deductive method
2.3 Innovative Practices:
* Lesson plan
Unit - III
3.1 Role of a teacher for conservation of natural resources & environment.
*Teacher as a facilitator o Qualities and professional growth of a geography teacher to face an ecological challenge of present era.
* Teacher as a Reflective Practitioner and a Researcher.
3.2 Learning Resources
*Use of community resources
*Field Trips : Local & Regional
* Geography resource center
* Co-scholastic activities based on school curriculum
Unit - IV
a. Local Geography: It's meaning significance and use as method of study.
b. Regional Geography: Its meaning and significance, concept of regionalism.
a. Content Analysis of Textbooks of Geography at secondary level.
b. Use of Library and other instructional materials related with Geography.
5.1 Preparation of Challenging assignments.
5.2 Criteria for assessing written and practical work in civics.
5.3 Assessment Modes: Self-assessment, Peer assessment, Group assessment, Learners' profile, Open book exams, Learners' portfolio.