Geografie 2003, 108, 76-91

Geography - terra incognita?

Alois Michálek

Obchodní akademie, Smetanovo nábřeží 17, 690 28, Břeclav, Czechia

The article deals with geography at school, especially with geography taught at commercial secondary schools. It critically analyses the contemporary conception of geography curricula at this type of school and offers a rather different view of teaching geography in a way attempting to show goals, which are common in many countries. The Czech curricula still contain a lot of empirical knowledge. The article emphasizes active learning of geographical problems in a way developing critical thinking and an education to values enabling to live in the globalized world.