Abstract: This paper discusses the relationship between everyday and scientific recognition, and argues that there should be strong connection between teaching and current research trends of economic geography, citing a case study from the Deutsche SchülerAkademie.
Keywords: economic geography, food, Deutsche SchülerAkademie, cooperative learning
Abstract: Due to the transformation of conditions in education, knowledge and process of learning is reassessed. Inthe past century owning information was asset for the individual but it was accessible only for few people. This situation was changed fundamentally owing to the evolvement of information society. In the educationsystem of the digital age emphasis should not be placed on how to access information but on teaching thecritical use of information, transform it to knowledge and reach the goals of education and development ofcompetences. In my research I systematized the geographical information of the most used internet portal (Origo) and a professional journal (HVG) and then compared them with the key competences and knowledge appearing inthe operative regulations of public education. I assessed the results to detect the extent of overlaps betweenthe content of teaching and ordinary information and whether it is sufficient for understanding ordinaryinformation.
Keywords: content analysis, geography content, curriculum, geography teaching
Abstract: The Energy Ambassadors 2017 energy awareness program supported by the Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority has finished its first year successfully. As Energy Ambassadors the authors have visited 17 primary and secondary schools in Hungary, where - using ativity- and experience-based teaching methods - they have been trying to make energy- and environment-friendly life style more attractive for the 650 students visiting their performances. Conerning the direct feedback of the audience the applied methodology for teaching energy consciousness this alternative way, seems to be effective. The program continues in 2018.
Keywords: human geography, development plan, social and citizen’s skills, bussines competences
Abstract: In recent years, one has become more likely to hear about the use of smartphones, tablets and laptops in school environment. However, the issue is highly controversial, many schools decide to take away smartphones, while on the other hand, the use of test engines like Kahoot, or Socrative is spreading widely. Even further training courses in ICT usage usually offer pedagogues a chance to become familiar with the already mentioned-and other test engines like LearningApps, Redmenta or various online photo-editor websites. These applications are quite popular among students, therefore can be used well for motivational purposes, can replace rehearsal questions at the beginning of classes, and help estimate students’ prior knowledge. The previously mentioned devices, however, which almost every student possesses (e.g.: smartphones), can also be used efficiently for experiential learning and for the processing of the newly gained knowledge. As far as the subject geography is concerned, today many applications are already available that model the real world in a way. Our article is to introduce the processing of the topic ‘cyclones and anticyclones’ in class with the help of an exercise prepared by us and based on the use of the application MeteoEarth.
Keywords: geography education, 21st century skills, digital competence, applications, BYOD, atmosphere, cyclone, anticyclone