Geographical concepts

Geographical Concepts and Education

This paper was read to a meeting of the South Australian branch of the South Australian Geography Teachers’ Association in 1970 and published in the Journal of the Association, Geographical Education in June 1971. It made me unpopular with the Professor of Geography at Flinders University because I took a very different line about the subject from his. I was much influenced by the arguments I had had in London with Paul Hirst and his challenging Forms of Knowledge propositions. I had made no deliberate attack on the Flinders Professor’s  views, indeed, I did not know what they were until later. On re-reading this paper I find no reason to change my stance, which remains much the same as it is given here, and in my article What are Geographers Doing? on another page here.

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