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Articles on Critical Thinking in Geography

  1. Healey, R. L. (2012). The power of debate: Reflections on the potential of debates for engaging students in critical thinking about controversial geographical topics. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 36(2), 239-257. DOI: 10.1080/03098265.2011.619522


    This paper reflects on the potential for teaching through debate in geography. Enables students to develop critical thinking skills, alongside a variety of oral presentation and discussion skills by having them preparing for and participating in debates



  2. Walkington, H., Griffin, A. L., Keys-Mathews, L., Metoyer, S. K., Miller, W. E., Baker, R., & France, D. (2011). Embedding research-based learning early in the undergraduate geography curriculum. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 35(3), 315-330. DOI: 10.1080/03098265.2011.563377


    Article considers the rationale for embedding research and enquiry skills early in the undergraduate geography curriculum and for making these skills explicit to students by providing a range of practical examples illustrating research skill teaching from geography courses internationally.

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