Education - General
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History and Geography are dynamic and diverse disciplines, but disciplines that have always displayed integrative abilities and potential because human actions in spaces and places matter in both. In History, the human past concerns time and space. In Geography, space and spatiality dominate and can include humanity. Teaching and learning History and Geography in the South African classroom is the first textbook to consider History and Geography as interconnected disciplines in the South African education context.
This book guides readers through developments in the History and Geography fields, new focus areas and some refreshed teaching and learning possibili-ties unlocked by technology. Drawing on prodigious research, experts in these fields impart recommendations for teaching, understanding, learning and assessing these subjects purposefully.
Contents include the following:
• Teaching controversial issues in History
• Decolonising History in South Africa through local and regional histories
• Cognitive development strategies within the History classroom
• Enhancing History teaching through the integration of technology
• Mapping and maps (including the use of Google maps, GIS and GPS in the Geography classroom)
• Education for sustainable development
• Teaching and learning possibilities, styles and strategies in History and Geography Education
• Indigenous knowledge systems and Africanisation in relation to Geography teaching and learning
• Field work excursions
• Classroom-based performance assessment
Teaching and learning History and Geography in the South African classroom is aimed at educators and prospective educators in the Social Sciences, History and Geography programmes.
Elize S. van Eeden is a professor at North-West University, and chairs the subject group History at the Vaal Triangle Campus. She served as chairperson of the South African Society for History Teaching (2009-2017) and is editor or assistant editor of three peer-reviewed journals accredited by the Depart-ment of Higher Education. She has authored more than 80 peer-reviewed articles, and has contributed chapters in 18 books as either co-writer or editor. Elize has authored 12 History books, one being the textbook, Didactical guidelines for teaching history in a changing South Africa (1999). Her main research interest is regional history in multidisciplinary research environments and its application in regional history in teaching.
Pieter Warnich is a senior lecturer in History and Social Sciences Education at North-West University. He is chairperson of the subject group History and Social Sciences Education at the Potchefstroom Campus. His main areas of specialisation are teaching, learning and assessment and History education curriculum studies development. Pieter has published widely in these fields where he authored peer-reviewed articles and chapters in books. He is co-editor of the book Outcomes-based assessment for South African teachers (2012).