Teaching of Geography: Fundamental Principles and Methods
In writing this book entitled “Teaching of Geography (Fundamentals, Principles and Methods)”, the authors have been driven by two important parameters. The first one is that a person who wants to get training in the teaching of geography, he/she must know the fundamentals of the subject. The B.Ed. students come from different academic backgrounds and have no basic understanding of the discipline. With this in mind, we have incorporated many chapters in this book concerning with the basic concepts, nature and scope of the subject of geography. Secondly, many of the books written so far contain inadequate methodologies and evaluation schemes used in the discipline of teaching of geography. In this connection, also some topics have been set to deal with the selection of teaching objectives, teaching methodologies, teaching plans, paper setting and evaluation schemes. There may also be a number of other factors that prompted us to take this venture. The present work is written just to help the students and facilitate their scholastic journey. The present work fulfills the objectives of curriculum designed for the B.Ed. students with good accuracy and preciseness.
Dr. Rafiq Ahmad did his B.A. (2009), M.A. Geography (20011) and Ph.D. Geography (2016) from University of Kashmir. Throughout he had a brilliant academic career having obtained University Gold Medal for topping M.A./M.Sc. Geography. Presently he is teaching in the Department of Geography at Degree College Anantnag as Assistant Professor. He has also qualified UGC – JRF, NET in Earth Sciences, SET/SLET in Geography, UGC NET in Population Studies and CTET. He specializes in the field of Geomorphology, Environmental and Health Geography. He is a prolific researcher. He has published several research papers in National and International Journals of repute. He has good teaching experience in his credit. He has attended many National/International seminar/conferences and presented several research papers.
Dr. Shahnawaz Ahmad Baba did his B.A. (2009), M.A. Geography (2011), from University of Kashmir, Ph.D. Geography (2015) from Aligarh Muslim University and PGDDM from IGNOU. He has also qualified UGC – NET. Throughout he had a good academic career. He specializes in the field of Urban, Environmental and Health Geography and Disaster Management. He is a prolific researcher. He has attended many National/International seminar/conferences and presented several research papers. He has published a book, several research papers in National and International Journals of repute. He has more than 6 years of good teaching experience both at U.G level and P.G level. The author is presently working as a Contractual Lecturer at the Department of Geography and Disaster Management, University of Kashmir, Srinagar.