Improving skills in literacy and numeracy are vitally important components of school education. But it is wrong to assume that these can only be achieved by teaching English and Mathematics respectively. Many other subjects can and do teach these skills using real life examples. Geography is one of these subjects. Articulating orally and in writing one’s understanding of the world is one sure way of increasing literacy. Collecting, analysing and using information about the world increases students’ numeracy, and gives them a better grounding as citizens and future employees. But geography is much more than this. Surely we should aspire to our children and grandchildren having a greater understanding of their world: what is happening around them, analysing the causes and assessing solutions?”
I know that understanding the importance of geography is nothing new to my readers, but I am gathering articles that are useful to share with administrators and colleagues in the fight against geographic ignorance. One this site I’ve tagged these articles under tag “geography matters.”
Tags: education, K12, geography education, geography matters.
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