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Pojetí geografie a geografického vzdělávání u studentů učitelství v Česku

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Title in English The perspectives of geography, and geography teaching, in secondary pre-service teachers in Czechia


Year of publication 2020
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Geografie
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Education

Keywords perspectives of geography; geography education; university geography education; Catling’s typology; pre-service teachers
Description The position of geography in Czechia at all levels of education has been declining. In order to improve this situation, it is necessary to innovate university pre-service teachers’ training. It is necessary, however, to first examine Czech pre-service geography teachers’ perspectives of geography as a discipline – and their perspectives of geography teaching. The analytical framework of the study is based on Simon Catling’s typology of geography perspectives. The survey was conducted with 183 pre-service geography teachers at nine geography departments in eight Czech universities. In the questionnaire survey the respondents ranked seven statements belonging to the perspectives of geography as a discipline and to geography teaching. In general, the most commonly held perspectives of geography as a discipline were “Interactionist”, “Earthist”, and “Globalist”. The “Globalist” perspective predominantly concerns perspectives of geography teaching. Research findings are used to formulate recommendations for the remedy of the image of geography.
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