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2014-4-6 1 The Understanding and Thinking of Geography Education(GE) in Northeast China Wang Xiang dong Assoc. Prof Wang Xiang dong Assoc. Prof Northeast.

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1 The Understanding and Thinking of Geography Education(GE) in Northeast China Wang Xiang dong Assoc. Prof Wang Xiang dong Assoc. Prof Northeast Normal University, China Northeast Normal University, China Geographical Association Annual Conference 4-6 April 2013, Derby

2 The Location of Northeast Area JiLin Province LiaoNing Province Beijing HeiLongJiang Province

3 The Different Studying Phases AgePhrase 3-6 yearNursery school 7-12 yearPrimary school yearJunior school Middle school yearSenior(high) school yearUniversity(College)

4 The textbooks we used now in China have seven versions for junior school and four for senior. The textbooks we used now in China have seven versions for junior school and four for senior. 1 Curriculum setting

5 aspects: place and distribution, connection and diversity, environment and development. 3 aspects: place and distribution, connection and diversity, environment and development. The regional geography is the main part of junior students. The regional geography is the main part of junior students. 1 Curriculum setting World Geography Chinese Geography Local Geography The Earth and Geographic Map

6 Curriculum setting Physical Geography Human Geography The Sustainable Development Based on the Region The Curriculum setting in senior school The Curriculum setting in senior school compulsory courses elective course Natural Disaster Tourism Geography Environment protection

7 Allocation of GE resources is unbalanced The comparison based on education resources and source of students in different senior schools Code Level of school Status Teaching Conditions Source of students A Provincial key school Same to others simulative laboratory, geography practical room, specialist geography teaching room, electronic whiteboard Top 25% B City key school Minor subject Geography teaching aids geographic model atlas reference books 25-50% C Ordinary school Minor subject atlas reference books others D Town school Minor subject Blackboard, maps Students in town and countryside

8 Imbalance is serious between the urban and rural area, key schools and ordinary schools, senior schools and junior schools. 2 Allocation of GE Resources is unbalanced Chinese schools do not have defined catchment areas.

9 Some geography teachers in the rural area didnt major in geography. Some geography teachers in the rural area didnt major in geography. 3 Many teachers teaching is mechanic and rigid Its difficult for teachers to change the subject knowledge into pedagogic content knowledge(PCK);

10 Many teachers teaching is mechanic and rigid Tab2 The time arrangement of teaching and studying in geography classes Time arrangement (Munite) Junior 1 Junior 2 Senior 1 Senior 2 (Art) (Science) Senior 3 Teachers lecturing 25 m 30 m 35 m 37 m 40 m Self-study and Cooperative 10 m 5 m5 m5 m5 m 5 m5 m5 m5 m 0 m0 m0 m0 m 0 m0 m0 m0 m 0 m0 m0 m0 m Question and Arrangement 5 m5 m5 m5 m 5 m5 m5 m5 m 5 m5 m5 m5 m 10 m 8 m8 m8 m8 m 5 m5 m5 m5 m

11 Many teachers teaching is mechanic and rigid Tab3 The time arrangement of teaching procedures in geography classes Time Arrangement Junior 1 Junior 2 Senior 1 Senior 2 (Science) Senior 2 (Art) Senior 3 (Art) Lead-in 5 m5 m5 m5 m 5 m5 m5 m5 m 3 m3 m3 m3 m 1 m1 m1 m1 m 2 m2 m2 m2 m 2 m2 m2 m2 m New teaching 20 m 23 m 32 m 37 m 35 m Consolidation 8 m8 m8 m8 m 5 m5 m5 m5 m 5 m5 m5 m5 m 5 m5 m5 m5 m 5 m5 m5 m5 m 5 m5 m5 m5 m Practice 5 m5 m5 m5 m 5 m5 m5 m5 m 3 m3 m3 m3 m 0 m0 m0 m0 m 0 m0 m0 m0 m 0 m0 m0 m0 m Summary 2 m2 m2 m2 m 2 m2 m2 m2 m 2 m2 m2 m2 m 2 m2 m2 m2 m 3 m3 m3 m3 m 3 m3 m3 m3 m

12 The system of teacher training evolves Our area makes connection between universities, middle schools and government through a cooperation model called UGS. Our area makes connection between universities, middle schools and government through a cooperation model called UGS. u G U S New Cooperation model New Cooperation model

13 Geography Teaching Association in the 3 provinces is an important geography teaching organization. Geography Teaching Association in the 3 provinces is an important geography teaching organization. 4 The system of teacher training gradually complete

14 Many students lack interest. 5 Students learning in geography is not effective

15 Students learning in geography is not effective After senior study for time zone, some students dont know which is earlier : Beijing Time or London Time and by how many hours they differ. Observing Globe

16 Students lack of subject ability. Eg. ability of space location and imagination, fieldwork survey skills. Students lack of subject ability. Eg. ability of space location and imagination, fieldwork survey skills. 5 Students learning in geography is not effective

17 Welcome to China next year. Thank everyone! (Thank) (everyone) (Thank) (everyone) (xie xie da jia) (xie xie da jia)


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