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Geographie - unterrichten lernen
 

Book publication September 2015

Geographie unterrichten lernen - Die Didaktik der Geographie
Eds.: Sibylle Reinfried & Hartwig Haubrich

The state-of-the-art textbook «Geographie unterrichten lernen» provides a comprehensive and current introduction into the fundamentals of geography education. It is an essential resource for the entire community in geography education, including university faculty, students, practitioners in the schools, and geography education professionals outside of universities.

-> Obtainable on order

Verleihung des Swiss Mountain Water Award

Awards ceremony of the Swiss Mountain Water Award on August 31, 2010

given by Pankraz Freitag, member of the Swiss Council of State, to Prof. Dr. Sibylle Reinfried (PHZ Lucerne) and Dr. Simon Scherrer and Dr. Peter Kienzler (Scherrer AG) by the “Netzwerk Wasser im Berggebiet” [“Mountain Water Network”] for the educational project „Freshwater sources and alpine hydrology in school education“.
...more -> www.mountain-water-net.ch

-> Press Release  (German only, pdf, 18 KB)

 

Schülervorstellungen und geographisches Lernen
  

Book publication in July, 2010
‘Schülervorstellungen und geographisches Lernen. Aktuelle Conceptual-Change-Forschung und Stand der theoretischen Diskussion’

The book addresses the issue of students’ alternative conceptions and knowledge in geography and geoscience education. It includes the results of recent conceptual change research in Switzerland and Germany and displays the current state of the discussion.

Obtainable on order at www.logos-verlag.de

Interview auf Radio DRS1 zum Thema „Wie Kinder die Umwelt sehen und verstehen“ vom 10.09.09

Interview on Radio DRS1 about „How children see and understand the world“, September 10, 2009

Children dispose of alternative conceptions about the world and the natural environment that differ greatly from a scientist’s view of these issues. One concerns the idea that global warming is caused by a hole in the atmosphere, i.e. the ozone hole. Teachers who want their teaching to be more effective need to know their students’ conceptions prior to instruction.

...more -> www.drs1.ch/www/de/drs1/sendungen/wissen-aktuell/2802.sh10097848.html

-> Podcast (German only, mp3, 2.9 MB)

 

Bericht „Von Wasseradern, Höhlen und Eisklumpen“ in der NZZ am Sonntag vom 26.10.08

Newspaper article in the ‚Neue Zürcher Zeitung am Sonntag’
„Of water veins, caves and ice lumps“. October 10, 2008

The article describes lay people’s alternative conceptions concerning geosciences concepts (groundwater, glaciers) and explains why it is so difficult but necessary to change people’s understanding of these concepts.

-> NZZ-Article (pdf, 411 KB)

 

Unterzeichnung der Luzerner Erklärung über geographische Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung am 31.07.07

Signing of the Lucerne Declaration on Geographical Education for Sustainable Development on July 31, 2007

in Lucerne by Prof. Lex Chalmers (Chair of the IGU-CGE) during the IGU-CGE Lucerne Symposium ‚Geographical Views On Education For Sustainable Development
Symposium Proceedings (pdf, 4.2 MB)

...more -> www.igu-cge.org/charters.htm