The main objective of the physical geography is to
give a meaning to the natural environment. It is only possible with the
implementation of the observation method to make the students perfectly
understand the physical geography topics, in laboratory environments allowing
the participation of all senses in teaching activity. In physical geography
teaching, observation method is only applicable with the trips as its
laboratory is natural environment. There
is a need for new methods in teaching of physical geography topics to motivate
the students, increase their interest towards the topics, bring them different
perspectives, make the complex issues easier to understand for them, let them
have quick and permanent learning and to make the abstract concepts concrete
for them. There have been carried out studies and different theories to this
effect. We have developed a new strategy using the latest technology against
the problem of difficulties in observation-trip method in secondary schools.
The basis of our strategy is to create a learning environment with “Physical
Geography Teaching with 3D Simulation” model.
With this model, the students will be able to experience the fieldwork
and the teacher will be able to use the observation method.
Physical Geography Teaching, Geographical Laboratory, 3D Simulation