Curriculum ICT

Information and Communications Technology

"Geography teachers, faced with the perennial problem of bringing the subject's object of study - the world - into the classroom, have long had a "multimedia" approach to the teaching and learning... the computer fitted in as... another way of bringing the world into the classroom."

Fisher, Chris (2000) 'Developing the educational use of the information and communications technology: implications for the education of geography teachers' in Fisher, Chris and Binns, Tony. (eds) Issues in Geography Teaching. London: Routledge-Falmer. pp.50-65

"ICT can be a fruitful stimulus for question raising - multimedia applications, such as Village Life in India, immerse children in the sights and sounds of a distant locality, prompting a stream of questions which can be recorded and edited using a word processor."

Pickford, Tony (1999) ICT: an enquiry approach, Sheffield: Geographical Association.

"Information and communications technology refers to the computing and communications that support teaching and learning, where the focus is on the curriculum subject being taught, not on the technology skills. ICT is not just about computers: it also covers the use of fax machines, tape recorders and cameras. IT refers to the students' knowledge and understanding of the technology and their ability to apply it, as stated in the IT National Curriculum. Here the focus is on the technology skills."

Pickford, Tony and Hassell, David (1999) Planning for ICT and geography at key stages 1 and 2. Sheffield/Coventry: Geographical Association and BECTa.

Teaching Geography, October 2000, has a relevant article for the 14-19 age group: 'Geography and the Internet: adding a key skills dimension' by Peter Home