Nature of Geography
Geography is a dynamic subject that is firmly grounded in the real world and focuses on the interactionsbetween individuals, societies and the physical environment in both time and space. It seeks to identifytrends and patterns in these interactions and examines the processes behind them. It also investigates theway that people adapt and respond to change and evaluates management strategies associated with suchchange. Geography describes and helps to explain the similarities and differences between spaces andplaces. These may be defined on a variety of scales and from a range of perspectives.
Aims of IB Geography
- develop an understanding of the interrelationships between people, places, spaces and the environment
- develop a concern for human welfare and the quality of the environment, and an understanding of the need for planning and sustainable management
- appreciate the relevance of geography in analysing contemporary issues and challenges, and developa global perspective of diversity and change.