Geography for Students with a Social Difference
MacKeen, Donald L.D.
The Grosvenor Center for Geographic Education
This article examines how the GeoCapabilities approach to teaching geography can be applied to Additional Support Needs education in Scotland, in particular for students with Asperger syndrome (AS). GeoCapabilities is outlined and considered in the wider context of current educational curricular reforms. The educational challenges and opportunities of students with Asperger syndrome are briefly described and results from small scale research conducted with a group of students with AS who were taught using GeoCapabilities is presented. Finally, the wider implications of using this approach are discussed.
geography, geography education, GeoCapabilities, Asperger syndrome, additional support needs, Curriculum for Excellence
MacKeen, D.L.D. (2019). Geography for students with a social difference. Research in Geographic Research, 21(1), pp. 45-60.