UK high school pupils' conceptions of geography: research findings and methodological implications

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Show simple item record Hopwood, N 2011-02-07T06:25:37Z 2009-01
dc.identifier.citation International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2009, 18 (3), pp. 185 - 197
dc.identifier.issn 1038-2046
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper explores substantive and methodological issues in relation to pupils conceptions of geography. It draws on an in-depth qualitative study with 13-14-year-old pupils from three secondary schools. Selected pupils were interviewed numerous times about their geography classroom experiences and ideas about the subject in general. A detailed analysis revealed that these pupils ideas are multifaceted in nature, often representing loose collections of context-dependent ideas rather than coherent or unified views. Substantive findings are discussed with specific reference to the themes of space and place. The paper argues in favour of research approaches that accommodate the complex nature of pupils subject conceptions, and locate learners ideas about particular concepts in the context of the wider range of ideas and opinions they have about the subjects they study. Suggestions for future research are offered.
dc.publisher Routledge
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1080/10382040903054016
dc.title UK high school pupils' conceptions of geography: research findings and methodological implications
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education
dc.journal.volume 3
dc.journal.volume 18
dc.journal.number 3 en_US
dc.publocation Oxfordshire, UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 185 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 197 en_US FASS.Communication & Learning Group en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 130106 Secondary Education
dc.personcode 109351
dc.percentage 100 en_US Secondary Education en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords subject conceptions; pupils; space; place; qualitative methods en_US
dc.description.keywords subject conceptions
dc.description.keywords pupils
dc.description.keywords space
dc.description.keywords place
dc.description.keywords qualitative methods
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Research in Learning and Change
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)

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