5. Teaching Geography between traditional and modern

Geography is one of the most important mean of promoting individual education substantially contributing to environmental education and sustainable development education. Research and teaching have had ever been tightly linked together. Scientific wise, Geography takes interest in researching a variety of specific human and spatial aspects both theoretically and applied. Teaching wise, geography contributes to educate and help develop abilities to youth and school pupils. The depth of phenomena knowledge, geographic processes and the teaching – learning trends cannot be achieved without educating thinking, modelling of observation ability, complexity scaling, analysing the relevant components for the fundamental features of this field.

a. Didactic Strategies and Curricula

This section addresses to geography teachers interested in disseminating the didactic experience also in to building and perfecting the didactic methods and techniques used within the teaching and learning process. This approach is connected to the fact that inside the educational practice there is such a tight link and inter conditioning between knowledge – attitude – believes and behaviour that they form a unity. Knowledge taught in schools it is meant to contribute not only to help school pupils to build scientific concepts but also to develop systematic thinking. Hence the need to level geography teacher’s teaching requests to the learning abilities of school pupils and adapting these to the school activity. All these need to be positioned on the axis of alternating traditional teaching – assessing methods with the complementary ones.

b. Geography Education Management

This section aims at facilitating a real experience exchange between teachers who are also project managers by presenting techniques and models for developing efficient project management tools. In the context of the new realities of Romanian education, this initiative aims to promote the image of Romanian education, ensuring and raising quality in education as well as methods of establishing partnerships with the local community in order to align Romanian education to the European standards. Educational projects developed in schools are useful for the institution as well as for the teachers and the students by raising the quality of the didactic actions, enriching general knowledge and also by answering the students’ need of feeling good together and seeing new things, through cooperation, developing their curiosity, developing their capacity of investigation and research as well their observation skills and stimulating their love and respect for the environment.

 

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