Geography, Culture and Education / Edition 1

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The aim of this book is to inject more intercultural understanding and education into people's lives. This is achieved by focusing on key aspects such as geography and culture, geography and citizenship, pedagogic implications and future directions for inter-cultural learning, understanding, and education. This publication demonstrates how the study of geography can assist people in different social and cultural groups to sustain their lifeworlds, and improve them for future generations of citizens.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789048161256
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 11/30/2013
  • Series: GeoJournal Library Series, #71
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 250
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface. List of Contributors. Section 1: Introduction. 1. Geography as an active social science; R. Gerber, M. Williams. Section 2: Geography and Culture. 2. Geography as a cultural field; W. Davies, M. Gilmartin. 3. Geography, culture, values and education; G. Edwards. 4. Geography, technology and culture; S. Buzer. 5. Traditional medicine in Southeast Asia with special reference to Malaysia and Indonesia; S. Ahmad. 6. Cultural interpretation and research in geography; A. Narman. Section 3: Geography and Citizenship. 7. Connectedness and self-meaning; M. Robertson. 8. Geography and the informed citizen; D. Lambert. 9. Active citizenship: empowering people as cultural agents through geography; D. Tilbury. 10. Environment and citizenship: from the local to the global; M. Malheiro Ferriera. 11. Political geography, geographical education and citizenship; J. Stoltman, L. DeChano. 12. Geography and communities; Dooil Kim. Section 4: Pedagogic Implications. 13. Geography, culture and knowing: hybridity and the production of social and cultural knowledge; J. Lash, P. Wridt. 14. Public participation and the active, critical citizen: another view; D. Stea. 15. New technologies and their impact on the culture of geography teaching and learning; J. Lidstone. 16. Conflict management: the role of geographical education; J. Okpala, A. Okolo. 17. Geography beyond the classroom: achieving cultural understanding through issue-based inquiry learning; T. Kwan. Section 5: Future Directions. 18. Globalisation and Latin America: a fruitless search for balance; J. Ostuni. 19. Geographical education and the challenge of lifelong learning; R. Gerber, M. Williams.

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