Misconceptions in Geography

Ozturk, Mustafa; Alkis, Secil
November 2010
Geographical Education;2010, Vol. 23, p54
Academic Journal
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.


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