Environmental change and sustainable development

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The purpose of this chapter is to provide guidance for geography teachers about environmental change and sustainable development at Key Stage 3 in the new National Curriculum for England (DfEE/QCA 1999). Education for sustainable development is inextricably linked with values and attitudes. It is vital, therefore, to reflect on and analyse your own practice, experience and ideas in ways which make sense of them and clarify your own views, so as to identify effective teaching strategies which will facilitate and support pupils' learning. As such, this chapter is intended to encourage discussion, analysis and reflection about: frameworks to assist analysis and evaluation of current practice; challenges about practice and/or underlying assumptions in 'environmental change and sustainable development'; priorities for the next phase of curricular implementation, including approaches to these priorities, opportunities needed to address them, and how progress in relation to these priorities is monitored, i.e. action planning.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTeaching Geography in Secondary Schools
Subtitle of host publicationA Reader
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)020399423X, 9781134508877
ISBN (Print)0415260787, 9780415260787
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2005

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