Book Chapter

Why geography matters

J Kriewaldt

Place and Time: Teaching History, Geography and Social Sciences | Pearson | Published : 2018

Abstract

Tim Costello, Chief Advocate (previously Chief Executive Officer) of World Vision Australia, convincingly argues that geography 'is a subject that deals head-on with the globally integrated world we live in and the big issues of sustainability, migration, refugees and asylum seekers, global inequalities, population and climate change' (2010). Geography's remit is misunderstood by some, who see it as a descriptive discipline made up mainly of place names co be memorised and located on maps, but this is far from true today. Twenty-first-century geography is established on a strong foundation of important concepts that together enable students to ask and answer big questions and to build their ..

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