Geography education, transculturalism and global understanding

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    Future-oriented global understanding necessitates the development of a new form of cultural mindset; that is, transculturalism, as opposed to multiculturalism or interculturalism (Casinader 2014, 2016). This chapter will argue how geography, as a result of its unique form of inquiry education (Kidman and Casinader 2017), provides the ideal conduit through which teachers can develop such a perspective in primary and secondary students. The geographical emphasis on place, prediction and transformation as part of the inquiry process enables a more cohesive and holistic student understanding of global understandings.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationGeography Education for Global Understandings
    EditorsAli Demirci, Rafael de Miguel González, Sarah Witham Bednarz
    Place of PublicationCham Switzerland
    Number of pages16
    ISBN (Electronic)9783319772165
    ISBN (Print)9783319772158
    Publication statusPublished - 27 Apr 2018

    Publication series

    NameInternational Perspectives on Geographical Education
    ISSN (Print)2367-2773
    ISSN (Electronic)2367-2781


    • geographical education
    • transcultural education
    • geographical inquiry
    • inquiry literacy
    • global education

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