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Our Philosophy 414
Our Philosophy

The Westmount Geography Department provides students with a practical, problem-solving approach to investigate and analyze both the local and global issues facing our world today.

We believe that Geography involves an integration of both the physical and social sciences, and as such our approach to education is cross curricular, scaffolding knowledge with specific skills and techniques useful in the varying educational and career path our students select.

Throughout our program, students are given opportunities to learn through a wide range of practical experiences, including community involvement, guest speakers and out of school activities. Emphasis in each course is placed on the development of the varying skills (e.g., research, report writing, interviewing techniques, data base and computer simulations and the creative thinking skills) needed in active problem solving and the decision making process.

Every effort is made to provide an inclusive and adaptable learning environment that meets the needs of each student regardless of their level of achievement and individual academic background. In working towards the production of a literate graduate, our course evaluations focus on a wide range of techniques including article, reports, essays, model creation, graphic analysis, oral presentations, seminars and anecdotal records, cumulative files of student work, tests, and individual and group projects.​

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