IHS6034 - Debates and Issues in Geography Education

  • This course engages participants in the major debates and issues in geography education. It also focuses on the implications that these debates and issues have for the teaching of school geography in Singapore and beyond. The course is designed to help participants develop both a global understanding of these topics and an ability to apply key ideas in their practice. Course assignments focus on encouraging deeper engagement and analyses of issues relevant to participants’ teaching context and experiences.

  • At the end of the course, participants would have

    • An overview of the main debates in geography education
    • An understanding of the main issues affecting the teaching and learning of geography
    • An appreciation for the implications of geographical issues and debates for their classroom practice
  • The following broad themes will be covered in the course:

    • Geographical identities and practice
    • The nature and purpose of geography and geography education
    • Pedagogies and approaches in geography education 

  • All Humanities / Interested Teachers
  • A basic university degree
  • Date : 5 June 2018 to 15 June 2018
    Time : 9am to 5pm
    Venue : TBA

    Note: NIE reserves the right to change or cancel the course due to unforeseen circumstances.

    • MOE Participants - $557.40 (incl. 7% GST & $1 Copyright Fee).
    • Non MOE Participants - $4147.00 (incl. 7% GST & $1 Copyright Fee)
    Please note that participants will be charged upon registration and no refund will be given for absentees.
  • 3 May 2018 

    Applicants will be notified of the results of their applications via e-mail.

  • E-Register here.

    *All information will be kept confidential and used for internal administration only.

  • Please read the instructions below carefully before completing the application form.

    Upon confirmation, payment is required for all courses. Payment should only be made after the course placement letter has been sent to participants to confirm the application. Cancellations/withdrawals are not allowed. However, a replacement may be sent to attend the same course.

    Payment through GIRO/IFAAS

    NIE will proceed to invoice the respective schools, and they can make payment through GIRO or IFAAS. The amount payable should be credited into the NIE bank account number 518-041272-001.

    Payment by Cheque

    Please submit the cheque together with the application form. Cheque should be made payable to “National Institute of Education” and participant(s)’ name and course(s) clearly indicated on the reverse of the cheque.

    Please mail to:
    National Institute of Education
    Office of Graduate Studies
    and Professional Learning
    1 Nanyang Walk, Singapore 637616
    Attn: Mr Ong Zhi Xian


    NIE will acknowledge receipt of the application form through email within one week. The course placement letter will be emailed to applicants who have been successfully placed in a course and upon course confirmation.


    Please note that NIE reserves the right to replace an instructor for a course if the lecturer is unable to teach the course due to unforeseen circumstances. No refund of the course fee will be made to participants.