Francois Morgan (HOD)
Modern Geography is no longer concerned with facts and figures characterising other countries, but is orientated towards scientific analysis and evaluation of the inter-action between people and their social and physical environment. This analysis and evaluation has led to the development of experience-centered education where the pupil learns to cope with problems of a world noted for its rapid changes and constant evolution, and is thus very much a humanities subject.
Naturally, as a part of their investigations, there are facts to be learned and concepts to be understood. Today's geographic world encompasses, among other disciplines:
• demographics (or population)
• meteorology, and
It is a dynamic, interesting and stimulating subject - a far cry from the Geography most adults experienced at school. There is great emphasis on the environment, and the adverse effects that man has on the environment. Information Technology, and in particular Geographical Information Systems (GIS), is now an essential part of the curriculum.