This timely book examines advances in teaching and learning at undergraduate level from the disciplines of geography education, neuroscience and learning science. Connecting these disciplines, the chapters integrate research on how students learn and explain how to teach students to think geographically and develop a deeper understanding of their world.
Questioning what it means to think geographically, the editors identify ten elements that characterize thinking geographically including the weaving of various perspectives, making connections, creating meaning through spatial thinking, relational thinking and multi-scalar thinking. The book offers a collection of turnkey exercises designed by geography educators for use in human geography courses. These insightful exercises are designed to assist with promoting geographic thinking and learning, The editors provide a matrix that serves as an outstanding resource.
Teaching Human Geographymakes a unique and significant contribution to geography education as an excellent resource for instructors looking to improve their practice and facilitate learning. Addressing how geography teaching can be transformed, it will also improve undergraduates' ability to think geographically by integrating research in learning science and geography education.