Vol. 32, No. 1, Spring/ Summer 1994- "The Pennsylvania Geographer"

 

THE GEOGRAPHER'S CRAFT-  A NEW APPROACH TO TEACHING GEOGRAPHICAL METHODS IN THE LIBERAL ARTS CURRICULUM

 

Kenneth E. Foote

Department of Geography

University of Texas at Austin

 

 

Abstract 

 

The Geographer's Craft enables geographic techniques to be incorporated within the liberal arts curriculum. Recent technological advances have intensified divergence between specialized and systematic training within geography's many sub disciplines. The Geographer's Craft is designed to reduce this divergence by: 1) integrating the teaching of a variety of techniques within a two-semester introductory course; and 2) using a problem-solving approach to stress to the relationship between geographical techniques and analytical reasoning. In addition, The Geographer's Craft uses hypermedia and multimedia techniques to present students with an electronic textbook combining application software, text, photographs, maps, motion video, graphics, sound, and interactive communication in a multi-window environment

 

 

 


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