Reflections on Geography Education in Europe

Henk Ottens

Abstract


My engagements with activities of the Association of European Geographical Societies EUGEO over the last months were often related to Geography’s place and role in education. They give rise to thoughts about possible ways to reconsider the profile of Geography in schools as well as the institutional position of the subject in order to improve the contribution of the discipline to Europeans and the European society.


References


Bshape, AIIG, SGI, EUGEO, How to teach Geography through remote sensing, Report WP1: Analysis of the Geography Curriculum and Practice in Schools, Report for the European Space Agency, Rome, Bshape, 2013.

GENIP, Geography for Life: National Geography Standards, Geography Education National Implementation Project, 1994.

IB, “International Baccalaureate”, http://www.ibo.org/.

IGU, “UN International Year of Global Understanding, An Initiative of the International Geographical Union”, IGU Brochure, http://www.global-understanding.info.

NCGE, Geography for Life, National Geography Standards, Second Edition, Washington, National Council for Geographical Education, 2012.


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