Proposals for the development of competences in geography by applying the IGU International Charter

Daniela Pasquinelli d'Allegra

Abstract


Nowadays competences represent a real test in the world of work. As a consequence, their acquisition requires the commitment not only of schools at all levels but also universities. Geography is ready to give its contribution not only for the development of specific transversal competences for the education for development, environment and cross-culture, but also for lifelong learning. This paper sets out to demonstrate how geography, even if not expressly listed in the eight key competences for lifelong learning recommended by the European Parliament and Council in 2006, is to be found in all of them with its fundamental themes; another objective is to make proposals – going from theories to didactic practice – to put into practice the precepts of the “2016 IGU International Charter on Geographical Education”: a number of possible strong arguments of geography have been taken from the “International Action Plan” of the Charter on which to build a curriculum which is as unitary as possible and which links all levels of education.

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