Using the topic "Water management in Umtata" to promote the use of an environmental approach in the teaching of geography

Nduna, Joyce Nothemba (1995) Using the topic "Water management in Umtata" to promote the use of an environmental approach in the teaching of geography. Masters thesis, Rhodes University.

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Abstract

This study first offers a critique of some conventional approaches to environmental education and geography. The critique is followed by an analysis of current learning theories which underpin environmental and geographical thinking. On the basis of this analysis an environmental approach to the teaching of geography is identified. Within the broad theoretical context provided by debates on the importance of environmental education for the solution of environmental problems, the study promotes student teachers' understanding of an environmental approach in the teaching of geography at Transkei College of Education. Water management, a section of the geography syllabus, is selected to illustrate the process and implementation of such an approach in geography. The educational effectiveness of an environmental approach with regard to the students' conceptual understanding of water management is evaluated. The study as a whole is set within the general literature of environmental education, and particularly that of education for the environment.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Geography teaching, Water management, Environmental education
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions:Faculty > Faculty of Education > Education
Supervisors:Van Harmelen, Ursula
ID Code:3975
Deposited By: Mrs Carol Perold
Deposited On:06 Nov 2012 12:11
Last Modified:06 Nov 2012 12:11
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