|Human Geography in Action||DUE 9752794|
DATE(S) OF WORKSHOP:
June 15 - 19, 1998
Optional field trip on June 20
Arizona State University
Introduction to Human Geography, like most freshman-level survey courses in the social sciences, is typically
taught using the traditional model of instructor as lecturer and student as note-taker. The proposed series of
one-week summer workshops engage faculty who teach introductory human geography courses in a more
student-centered model of learning using hands-on materials that challenge students to collect, manipulate,
analyze, and present geographic information.
The workshop will be organized around 13 activities from "Human Geography in Action," a recently published human geography workbook (New York, Wiley, 1997). Each freestanding activity demonstrates a basic concept in human geography including: scale, region, diffusion, spatial interaction, space-time prisms, location theory, age distribution, development, urban hierarchy, urban land use, residential segregation, nations and states, and environmental change. Seven of the activities are computerized projects on CD-ROM.
Each session participant will be expected to complete several of the activities, and brainstorm topics and methods for future activities. These workshops will serve as the basis for disseminating a more innovative approach to human geography, one in which students literally do geography as they learn geography.
|Arizona State University
Department of Geography
Tempe, AZ 85287-0104
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or
|Advancing the Integration of New Technologies into the
Teaching of Economics
DATE(S) OF WORKSHOP:
May 28-30, 1998
University of Pittsburgh
|Traditional methods of teaching undergraduate economics courses have been slow to change in spite of dramatic
changes in the available instructional technologies. This workshop is being organized to review recent
applications of new technologies and/or ways of overcoming institutional and other obstacles that have slowed
the pace of instructional innovations in undergraduate economic courses throughout the United States.
The projects objectives are to
|University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260