Different Geographies, Different Approches

I’ve been following an interesting thread on the SLN Forum about Regional Geography. It has made me revisit some work introduced during my MA studies where we were challenged to dig deep into our own geographical perspectives. At the moment I feel that, as a Geography teacher, I should use many perspectives and approaches to teach. Regional Geography is just another ‘tool in the box’.

I feel that it is important for Geography educators to understand the limitations and strengths of different approaches in Geography.

Also – in response to complaints that pupils can’t find places on a map – does the full responsibility lay with teachers, with parents, the media or shared? In my own case, my knowledge of places wasn’t developed through formal education, but through being a nosy bugger!

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