HOW GEOGRAPHY AND NATURAL SCIENCE SUBJECTS COME INTO CONTACT
Authors: Laima Railienė
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Geography is a system of sciences which contains about 900 science branches. Geography links spheres of the natural and social knowledge, assuring our integrated perseption of the world. Recently, scientists attached great importance to geographical researches of society, therefore, geography is considered to be a social science in many parts of the world. But geography is a science about surroundings by its nature.
Geography as a school subject differs from geography as a science. Though recently geography as a subject has acquired a social aspect, but nature geography dominates in its program. Intersubject integration with natural sciencies as biology, chemistry and physics has a great importance in analysing it. The knowledge of these sciencies is necessary in analysing social geography, too.
Good organization of training process has got great influence on successful memorizing of geographical knowledge. For this purpose, there are used different types of geography lessons, class and non class activity models, which were created for the better quality of training process, therefore, they are used to deepen and consolidate knowledge of students’ learning.