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Commonsense geography

McHoul, A. (1990) Commonsense geography. Geographical Education, 6 (2). pp. 50-53.


Presents an ethnomethodological study of how Australian high school geography teachers and students rely on common sense knowledge and reasoning to facilitate learning. Analyzes portions of transcripts from a class activity in which students built a scale model of a city. Explains location categorization devices, illustrating how learning involves practical reasoning based on culture-bound knowledge.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Humanities
Publisher: Australian Geography Teachers Association
Copyright: 1990 AGTA
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