TITLE

Misconceptions in Geography

AUTHOR(S)
Ozturk, Mustafa; Alkis, Secil
PUB. DATE
November 2010
SOURCE
Geographical Education;2010, Vol. 23, p54
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The number of studies focusing on students' and teachers' understandings of scientific concepts has grown significantly during the last past three decades. Even if many studies have been carried out to investigate misconceptions about several science topics, relatively fewer studies have been done to determine geographical understanding and misconceptions. Since Geography, as it is usually considered, acts as a bridge between natural and social sciences, it borrows many concepts from both natural and social sciences as well as having its own concepts. So learning Geography means learning many concepts. In this paper, we examine the significance of geographic concepts and the reasons for misconception in Geography.
ACCESSION #
60804514

 

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