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The concept of study teaching geographical by Jan Flis

The study shows the evolution of plans of teaching and curriculums of geography studies at the Pedagogical University of Cracow (former Wyższa Szkoła Pedagogiczna) in Cracow in 1946–2001. On the basis of literature and their own research, the authors distinguished some stages of changes introduced into geography-teachers training, taking into account formal and curricular aspects and professor Jan Flis’ contribution to the notion of geography-teachers’ training.

The first chapter illustrates the changes that have taken place at the Cracow’s University in the last 65 years in the area of plans and curricula of geography teachers’ training courses. It constitutes a background for the idea Jan Flis had for teaching geographers and geography teachers, which is presented in the second chapter. The introduction of fieldwork into the curriculum of teacher training and the issue of the pedagogic content of the training were discussed in great detail. Additionally, the question that was strongly stressed was that of professional training for students that balances factual content (of geography as a science) with pedagogical content, geography didactics and practical education within internships served by students at schools,.
Finally, the third chapter relates to the developed theories of geography-teachers training in relation to the contemporary challenges we face. Taking into consideration training course for geography teachers, it is exceptionally justified to examine its conception in light of cultural, socio-economic and political changes that continuously occur.


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Piróg, D., Tracz, M. (2013). Koncepcja nauczycielskich studiów geograficznych według Jana Flisa. Annales Universitatis Paedagogicae Cracoviensis Studia Geographica, 4.

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