EDU515 : Teaching of Geography

Course Overview

Course Synopsis

In this course the students will get an indepth understanding of what geography is all about, the importance of geography in education and development, important aspects of universe and the facts about Earth, Solar System, and phenomenas related to Earth like Earthquakes, Volcanoes, different weather conditions and maps etc. Apart from this, the students will explore about population growth and structure, major biomes, urbanization, energy resources and Environmental Hazards and Disasters etc.

Course Learning Outcomes

The students will able to :

  • Apply geographical knowledge to everyday life
  • Appreciate the differences and similarities in the people’s view of world societies and culture
  • Demonstrate proficiency in knowledge of essential concepts of physical and human geography
  • Use new technologies, including the Geographical Information System (GIS), to assist geographical investigation
  • understand current issues of local, national and global importance, including climate change and sustainable development
  • Understand and appreciate the relationship between geography and culture
  • use geographical skills, appropriate technology, inquiry and analysis


Course Calendar

TopicLectureResourcePage
Introducing Geography - Definition ,History, Advancement and Significance (1-5)1
Nature, Scope and branches of geography (6-10)2
Importance of geography in education and development (11 -14)3
Introducing Earth: Shape and Size of the Earth (16 – 18)4
Introducing Universe, Galaxy and Milky way and Sun (stars and planets) (19-21)5
Earth''s Rotation- latitude and longitude (22-24)6
Maps and types of Maps 1 (25-28)7
Maps and types of maps 2 (29-31)8
Determination of direction (33-34)9
Quiz 1
Representation of relief features (35-37)10
Geographical field work (38-40)11
Geographical Information System (41)12
Remote Sensing and global positioning system (42-43)13
Assignment No 1
Global positioning system (44)14
Spheres of Earth (Lithosphere, Atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere) (45-48)15
Mineral and Rocks and types of Rocks (49-52)16
Economic benefits of rocks (53-54)17
Landforms & Landscapes 1 (55 - 59)18
Assignment No 2
Landforms & Landscapes 2 (60 - 65)19
Landforms & Landscapes 3 (66 - 68)20
Landforms & Landscapes 4 (69 - 73)21
Landforms & Landscapes 4 (74 - 76)22
Mid Term
Weathering (77 - 79)23
Mass wasting (80 - 82)24
Weather & Climate (83 - 86)25
Weather variable (temperature) (87 - 89)26
Weather variable (air pressure, wind) (92 - 97)27
Effects of weather (landforms & human life) (98 - 99)28
Quiz 2
Biomes (100 - 104)29
Weather variable (precipitation) (105 - 108)30
Air masses (109 - 112)31
Savana, steppe biomes & vegetation (113 - 115)32
World’s Population and Settlements (116 - 118)33
Population growth & structure (119 - 123)34
Factors effecting change of population (124 - 125)35
Quiz 3
Human settlement(126 -128)36
Urbanization- (129 -132)37
Issues and problems of urbanization (133 - 138)38
Energy resources and its resoruces (139 - 141)39
Energy resources 2 (141 - 145)40
Energy resources 3 (146 - 148)41
Quiz 4
Enviornment hazards and disasters 1 (149 - 152)42
Enviornment hazards and disasters 2 (153 - 154)43
Enviornment hazards and disasters 3 (155 - 156)44
Environment hazards and disasters 4 (157 - 158)45
Final Term
 
 
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