Learning Progressions in Geography Education: International Perspectives

Learning Progressions in Geography Education: International Perspectives

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Overview

This book informs an international audience of teachers, scholars and policymakers about the development of learning progressions for primary and secondary geography education in various countries and regions of the world. The book represents an important contribution to learning progressions research and practice. The different chapters explore how curriculum standards and frameworks in different countries portray progress and sophistication in the learning of geography. The book compares educational systems and how teachers and curriculum developers use the concept of “learning progression” to guide educational practices.


As an approach to educational research, learning progressions offer considerable potential for understanding how children develop understanding of geographic concepts and practices across grade bands and in relation to national geography standards.


The book analyzes the general conditions of learning progressions within the context of a globalized world. Important themes are addressed such as: knowledge acquisition in formal education; measuring learning progressions in informal settings; learning progressions for one curriculum standard or several standards; conditions to assess progression in the learning of facts, concepts, and skills; and multiple pathways for understanding or learning geography.


The contributing authors are experienced scientists in the field from all around the world giving specific insights into the practices of their countries.


The book appeals to K-12 teachers, school administrators, policymakers, researchers in geography education, professors and lecturers at universities around the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319447162
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 07/31/2016
Series: International Perspectives on Geographical Education
Edition description: 1st ed. 2017
Pages: 174
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Osvaldo Muñiz Solari is a professor in the Department of Geography at Texas State University. His major research interests are new technologies for global collaboration, online learning methods, and international flows. He is member of the Commission of Geographical Education of the International Geographical Union and member of the US national section of the Pan American Institute of Geography and History.

Table of Contents

Preface by the Editors.- Introduction.- Chapter 1: Australia – New Zealand: Do we understand ‘progress’ first to develop learning progression then?.- Chapter 2: Germany: The need for rigorous conceptualization of progression.- Chapter 3: England: A study of slow and uncertain progress towards mapping progression.- Chapter 4: Sweden: Past didactic influence and present efforts to create learning progression.- Chapter 5: China: Theory and practice in the curriculum for learning progression.- Chapter 6: Spain: Learning progression: from compulsory to non-compulsory geography education.- Chapter 7: Singapore: Curriculum making and geographical learning progression.- Chapter 8: Belgium: Learning progression in geography education: the need for definition.- Chapter 9: South Africa: Looking for geographical learning progression principles in the schools.- Chapter 10: Turkey: Learning progression in K-12: a critical overview and prospect for the future.- Chapter 11: Russia: Geographical education of school children at LSU (preliminary).- Chapter 12: Japan: Learning progression in Japanese geography education (preliminary).- Glossary.

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