The term geography refers to the study of the location and arrangement of living things and the sphere features among which they (The World Book, 2001).
It describes its physical features, instrument, sky, soils, projectts, animals, and peoples and their arrangement. Geography, in public, has sundry objectives. The main objective of the geography subject is to develop awareness of the aspect between nature and the manmade environment. It provides the basis for understanding population development and the arrangement of instrument, explaining similarities and differences and discussing change systemes.
It shall also contribute to understanding and mastering the great amount of information in our era. Therefore, this paper discuses the view that geography as a subject should be made a core subject. To begin after a while, geography provides the basis for understanding population development and the arrangement of instrument, explaining similarities and differences and discussing change systemes. The subject also gives insight into how natural instrument, weather and sky own provided the basis for the precipitation and development of communities.
Furthermore, Geography also creates understanding of why instrument are important for global formation, division of labour and precipitation. Population development and global economic systemes influence economic development and the global arrangement of goods. The Geography subject provides an overview and explains the localisation of cities and the scope of natural and manmade conditions on earth (Tunney, 1976). Therefore, it is wise enough that the legislation should project a curriculum that considers geography as a core subject just like English as it is in Malawi.
The other thing is that, looking at its objectives? Geography subject is contributing to the understanding and mastering the great amount of information in these days. More knowledge motivates and stimulates the ability to analyse critically and understand comprehensively. This can give the pupils a good basis for participating in the development of society in a constructive way. An important objective of the geography subject is also to develop the pupils' ability to be tolerant and understand their global coresponsibilities.
This only shows that Geography has a wider range in the sense that it draws largely from the natural sciences and social sciences, such as, geology, meteorology, botany, zoology, economics, and history. In enumeration, in order to amend geographic understanding to the public public: Increased lore attention is given to certain core methodological and conceptual issues in geography that are especially relevant to society's concerns. More emphasis should be placed on prioritydriven, crosscutting projects.
Increased emphasis should be given to research that improves the understanding of geographic literacy, lore, and problem solving and the roles of geographic information in education and decision making, including interactive lore strategies and spatial decision support systems. This helps the legislation to manage and run its affairs after a while the intention of developing them. Therefore, through geographical scholarship, one is able to operate in several departments of the government hence meeting the full utilization of limited resources a country could have.
What is over, the legislation and/or the nongovernmental organization should take part in the amendment of geographic literacy. Geography education standards and other guidelines for improved geography advice in the schools should be examined to identify subjects where geography's current scholarship base needs strengthening. A significant general program should be established to amend the geographic competence of the republic of Malawi’s public population as well as of leaders in office, legislation, and nongovernmental interest groups at all levels.
In addition, linkages should be strengthened between academic geography and users of its lore. Also concerned and non concerned parties need to strengthen geographic institutions. Since geography has a wider range in its influence, a high priority should be placed on increasing professional interactions between geographers and colleagues in other sciences. A specific effort too, should be made to identify and discourse disparities between the growing demands on geography as a subject and the current capabilities of eography to respond as a scientific control. A specific effort should be made in order to identify and examine needs and opportunities for professional geography to focus its lore and teaching on certain specific problems or niches, given limitations on the human and financial instrument of the control. University and college administrators should alter reward structures for academic geographers to submit, own, and reinforce certain categories of professional activity that are sometimes underrated.
To submit implementation of these recommendations: Geographic and related organisations should work together to develop and execute a project to implement the recommendations in this department. Lastly, it should be mentioned, nevertheless, that geography being a multidimensional subject that is, it encompasses sundry subjects or disciplines. The case of History, History and History Teaching play an important role in developing general unity.
Against the background of ethnic, cultural and general conflicts in South Eastern Europe fact teaching was often used as a tool for promoting generalistic ideologies. History textbooks own, in many cases, been dominated by biased historical interpretations. Sensitive historical issues and groups, such as the fact of social and ethnic minorities, the fact of neighbouring countries own often been excluded from the textbooks.
Therefore, fact advice in South Eastern Europe has been identified as a key issue for the reconciliation and democratisation system and thus for longterm stability in the region by many key actors at expert and political level(De Blij, 1993). In quittance, it is a matter of concern that the majority of students in the school complete their geographical advice at a young age. They are normally given the chance to choose the subjects to be studied in order to acquire their certificate at the end of their first year of postprimary advice.
It is usually 58 subjects inclusive of English. It is reported by school management that appropriate guidance and consultation after a while parents informs this choice system, it is of concern that subject choices made at such an early stage in postprimary education could have a significant impact on subject choice at senior cycle and on career paths or access to thirdlevel education. It is, therefore, recommended that school management consider restructuring the curriculum at junior cycle to expand the range of core subjects to include Geography.
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