Project Z4 is focused on how we can bring the CRC-806 findings and results to schools and to pupils. More precisely, the focus is on the ways comparison is used as a scientific and argumentative method in school practices in geography classes.
Indeed, it’s not only about knowledge: it’s also about how you acquire it and how you reflect on it. Comparison is an everyday practice: we compare all the time and we compare everything. But how to do it in a reflected way and use it as a reliable method in the classroom?
To better approach these topics, the first part of the of the CRC-806 was dedicated to analysing how comparison is widely used in different fields and to develop a model to implement comparison as a tool in geography classes.
The results of this first analysis is now published and available here: https://www.mdpi.com/2227-7102/9/3/225/htm
Wilcke, Holger und Budke, Alexandra (2019): Comparison as a Method for Geography Education. In: Education sciences, 9 (3) 225. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci9030225
Text: Marine Simon
Marine Simon is a PhD-candidate in the Z4-project. She is interested in Geography Education and Migration Studies.
|Method of comparison step by step.
Figure: Wilcke and Budke, 2019