Didactic of Geography I

Didactic of Geography I

Study Cycle: 2

Lectures: 15

Seminars: 30

Tutorials: 30

ECTS credit: 6

Lecturer(s): doc. dr. Ilc Klun Mojca, izr. prof. dr. Resnik Planinc Tatjana

Content

• The importance, the tasks and the content of didactic of geography as a scientific discipline. History of the development of didactic of geography as a scientific discipline, its present status at home and abroad.
• The institutions that are in charge of the development of educational geography. The mission, the tasks and characteristics of geography lessons. Historical development of geography lessons in Slovenia and abroad. European dimension of geography lessons.
• Curricula, syllabi, catalogues of knowledge, selection and distribution of the school matter in the education process, relation with other subjects. Geography lessons in primary schools and all levels of secondary schools. Distribution of the learning content throughout the whole vertical of geography education.
• Psychological basics of geography teaching.
• General and specific didactic principles at geography lessons.
• Teaching modes and methods at geography lessons.
• Planning geography lessons. Teacher’s preparation for geography lessons. Gradual development of a class period. Class management and class interaction.
• Geographical textbooks, e-textbooks and i-textbooks, workbooks, maps and atlases. Usage of syllabus and catalogue of knowledge standards, operationalization of learning objectives, usage and selection of literature. Teaching appliances and learning tools at the geography lessons.
• Information and communication technology, usage of interactive tools in geography classes.
• Learners’ work and results evaluation, practicing and revising, knowledge assessment and testing. Work with learners with special needs.
• Geographical classroom, geographical office, geographical training ground. Geographical fieldwork and excursions.
• Permanent professional geography teachers education. Professional activities of geography teachers outside school. Publications, organisations, institutions and associations, connected to didactic and geography lessons in Slovenia and abroad.
• Microlessons. Educational legislation.