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A field trip to Ethiopia : an overview how to integrate Ethiopia in geography education in Belgium

(2016)
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In April 2014, the Flemish geography teachers association organized an excursion to North-Ethiopia. The trip was meant to be an introduction to Ethiopia, in accordance with the geography goals in the secondary school curriculum. The trip was made under the guidance of Jan Nyssen from Ghent University. Professor Nyssen has strong ties with the country and he made an effort in order to show the teachers special places and to provide well documented information about the country. It soon became clear that Ethiopia was extremely interesting regarding many topics and goals which have to be achieved by secondary school students. Information about Ethiopia can be utilized in a lot of different themes. Some of them, such as agriculture, can be studied in-depth while using the gathered information during the field trip. Other subjects such as land degradation, urbanization and plate tectonics will - from now on – also be documented and explained thoroughly. In other topics like local customs, urbanization and climate (zenith of the sun), Ethiopia can be mentioned as an example. In this poster, we will discuss some case studies which are implemented based on the environment and the social aspects of this country. While applying the ‘Ethiopian experience’, objectives can be attained more easily to the satisfaction of the teachers and encourage the interest among the students. Visiting Ethiopia is an absolute must for every geography teacher!

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Ongena, Thérèse. “A Field Trip to Ethiopia : an Overview How to Integrate Ethiopia in Geography Education in Belgium.” 2016. Print.
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Ongena, T. (2016). A field trip to Ethiopia : an overview how to integrate Ethiopia in geography education in Belgium. Presented at the 10th Symposium of Ghent Africa Platform (GAPSYM-10): Celebrating partnership with Africa : demonstrating the value of international collaboration on teaching and research.
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Ongena, Thérèse. 2016. “A Field Trip to Ethiopia : an Overview How to Integrate Ethiopia in Geography Education in Belgium.” In .
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Ongena, Thérèse. 2016. “A Field Trip to Ethiopia : an Overview How to Integrate Ethiopia in Geography Education in Belgium.” In .
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Ongena T. A field trip to Ethiopia : an overview how to integrate Ethiopia in geography education in Belgium. 2016.
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T. Ongena, “A field trip to Ethiopia : an overview how to integrate Ethiopia in geography education in Belgium,” presented at the 10th Symposium of Ghent Africa Platform (GAPSYM-10): Celebrating partnership with Africa : demonstrating the value of international collaboration on teaching and research, Ghent, Belgium, 2016.
@inproceedings{8500319,
  abstract     = {In April 2014, the Flemish geography teachers association organized an excursion to North-Ethiopia. The trip was meant to be an introduction to Ethiopia, in accordance with the geography goals in the secondary school curriculum. The trip was made under the guidance of Jan Nyssen from Ghent University. Professor Nyssen has strong ties with the country and he made an effort in order to show the teachers special places and to provide well documented information about the country. It soon became clear that Ethiopia was extremely interesting regarding many topics and goals which have to be achieved by secondary school students. Information about Ethiopia can be utilized in a lot of different themes. Some of them, such as agriculture, can be studied in-depth while using the gathered information during the field trip. Other subjects such as land degradation, urbanization and plate tectonics will - from now on – also be documented and explained thoroughly. In other topics like local customs, urbanization and climate (zenith of the sun), Ethiopia can be mentioned as an example. In this poster, we will discuss some case studies which are implemented based on the environment and the social aspects of this country. While applying the ‘Ethiopian experience’, objectives can be attained more easily to the satisfaction of the teachers and encourage the interest among the students. Visiting Ethiopia is an absolute must for every geography teacher!},
  author       = {Ongena, Thérèse},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Ghent, Belgium},
  title        = {A field trip to Ethiopia : an overview how to integrate Ethiopia in geography education in Belgium},
  year         = {2016},
}