Geography is the study of the earth as the home of human. It also involves the study of the interrelationship between human and the natural environment. IBDP Geography entails more than description of landforms and the processes responsible for their formation, to include developmental issues, globalisation and global interdependency. Geography is a dynamic subject that is firmly grounded in the real world and focuses on the interactions between individuals, societies and physical processes in both time and space. It seeks to identify trends and patterns in these interactions. It also investigates the way in which people adapt and respond to change, and evaluates actual and possible management strategies associated with such change. Geography describes and helps to explain the similarities and differences between different places. These may be defined on a variety of scales and from the perspectives of a different range of actors, with varying powers over decision-making processes.
Within individuals and societies subjects, geography is distinctive in its spatial dimension and occupies a middle ground between social or human sciences and natural sciences. The Diploma Programme geography course integrates physical, environmental and human geography, and ensures that students acquire elements of both socio-economic and scientific methodologies. Geography takes advantage of its position to examine relevant concepts and ideas from a wide variety of disciplines. This helps students develop life skills and have an appreciation of, and a respect for, alternative approaches, viewpoints and ideas. IBDP Geography also integrates the core courses of the DP that is, Theory of Knowledge (TOK), Extended Essay (EE) and Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS). IBDP Geography can be either be studied at Standard Level (SL) or High Level (HL)
The aims of the geography course are to enable students to:
- develop an understanding of the dynamic interrelationships between people, places, spaces and the environment at different scales
- develop a critical awareness and consider complexity thinking in the context of the nexus of geographic issues, including:
– acquiring an in-depth understanding of how geographic issues, or wicked problems, have been shaped by powerful human and physical processes
– synthesizing diverse geographic knowledge in order to form viewpoints about how these issues could be resolved
understand and evaluate the need for planning and sustainable development through the management of resources at varying scales.
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- Duration 50 hours
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- Language English
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