Geography Olympiad Learning Lab

Module Leader:
Dóra Bálint
2019-2020 Autumn
Immersion 1
Social Sciences

The learning lab aims to provide a systematic preparation for the three-round national competition (Hungeo) of the International Geography Olympiad (iGeo). iGeo is the world largest annually held Geography competition. The next competition will take place in Istambul, August 2020. The first four students of Hungeo competition will join the Hungarian national team.

Therefore, the lab follows the structure of Hungeo competition. It concentrates on graphical and analytical skills (describing trends and spatial patterns, reading, analysing and interpreting images/graphs) and evaluation (writing essays, presenting and debating) through synoptic themes in different spatial levels.

The lab aims to connect geographical concepts and terms with the help of four large, integrated themes. These are Land and life, Change, Climate frontlines and Place-based challenges. The approach of the Lab is centered around learning geography through case studies that connect the human and physical parts of the subject.

IB Geography topics and United Nations Millennium Development Goals are also overlapped with these topics.

In general, the lab is suitable for students who already have an interest in geographical and environmental issues besides also having ambitions to test their knowledge in a wide range of topics related to spatial processes with the world’s best geography students from more than 40 countries.

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