Geografie 1997, 102, 161-174

Concepts and Contents of Geographical Education in Future: International Trends and Their Reflection in the Czech Republic

Hana Kühnlová

Katedra sociální geografie a regionálního rozvoje, Přírodovědecká fakulta UK, Albertov 6, 128 43 Praha 2, Czechia

The idea, concepts, aims and contents of geographical education need a substantial transformation. New approach towards geography training should include more stress on basic orientation in the world, understanding of spatial relations, ability to environmentally sensitive decision-making and knowledge of foreign cultures. The latter should help students to coexit with members of other nations. Expert-oriented and didactical training of future teachers must be modernized. Changes of advanced studies for practising teachers should become part of the general transformation.