Powerful Primary Geography: A Toolkit for 21st Century Learning

1st Edition

Anne M. Dolan

Routledge
April 3, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 298 Pages - 96 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138226517 - CAT# Y308298

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Summary

Powerful Primary Geography: A Toolkit for 21st Century Learning enables children to become informed, caring and responsible citizens in their local and global community. Through examples of powerful geographical pedagogy, this book helps teachers and student teachers to re-conceptualise the way they teach geography. Showcasing examples of children working as geographers, solving real life problems, this book empowers teachers and children to create transformative geographical experiences in and beyond the classroom.

Based on cutting edge research, Powerful Primary Geography helps children understand how place, human actions and contemporary issues influence their current and future lives and covers topics such as:

  • Weather and Climate Change
  • Sustainability
  • Engaging in the local and global community
  • Graphicacy, map work and visual literacy
  • Understanding geography through the arts

Including several case studies from primary schools in Ireland, this book will help aid teachers, student teachers and education enthusiasts in preparing children for dealing with the complex nature of our contemporary world through artistic and thoughtful geography. Facilitating children’s engagement as local, national and global citizens ensures geography can be taught in a powerful and meaningful manner.

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