Interesting Tips for Teachers in Teaching GeographyAs the other subjects in Social Science Geography has some teaching methodologies approved in schools. Some teachers use "Active Learning Methodology", while others use "Activity Based Learning" or so many. Teachers are using different methods in teaching Geography. Generally they pay attention on methodologies but there is a need of discovering some innovative teaching techniques useful and effective according to the topic or lesson. Here we are discussing about some techniques in Geography teaching which may be useful to draw student's attention within the classrooms.
Learning by Discovering
In Geography teaching it is a very fascinating technique. Generally many teachers teach by books or a prepared lesson plan so they do not need to do quite different. But it is a good idea to do something new as the need of lesson. When teachers teach about the globe, a map or about geological concept they apply a traditional method. But if they begin their lesson with a story or with an interesting talk they will success student's attention on particular topic. Just like when you are going to teach a lesson about "The Geography of Australia", tell a story about a movie or discuss news about Australia, and then ask students to discover different places in Atlas or a globe. Students will discover the places in a map, atlas book or on the globe. Teacher will play a role of facilitator. He will help the students in this discovery. How nice! A half work has done. Than go to your lesson and talk about the places who you have discovered in atlas. Now students can learn easily. By using this technique you became success to apply different teaching methodologies in your classroom like "Active learning Methodology", "Activity Based Learning", "Self Learning Method" and collaborative learning. This technique helped to increase student's confidence and now they or prepared to go to the next journey of learning with you. (Now they know how to learn with fun.)
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