Geography - common core subject in programmes for general studies (GEO1-01)

Competence aims after Vg1/Vg2

Geographical sources and tools

The aims of the training are to enable the apprentice to
  • read and use maps in various scales and undertake simple map analysis
  • use digital maps and geographical information systems (GIS)
  • make observations and registrations of geographical features while on excursions or when doing fieldwork and use these to consider nature and society in relation to each other
  • find and present geographical information by reading and assessing text, pictures and statistical presentations from digital and other sources
  • provide an overview of geographical main features such as rivers, lakes, mountains, cities and countries, nationally and globally

Landscape and climate

The aims of the training are to enable the apprentice to
  • elaborate on how the earth is structured, the main types of rock and how these are formed
  • explain how internal and external forces shape terrain, and recognise typical terrain formations in Norway
  • describe natural landscapes and different cultural landscapes and explain relations and differences between them
  • discuss aesthetic and economic values in landscapes
  • elaborate on global ocean and air currents and discuss what they mean to the climate
  • elaborate on matters that determine weather and climatic conditions in Norway
  • discuss and elaborate on causes of natural disasters in the world and the impact these have on the inflicted societies

Resources and industry

The aims of the training are to enable the apprentice to
  • elaborate on the resource concept and discuss what is meant by the term sustainable exploitation of resources
  • provide examples of and compare various types of area use in Norway
  • discuss and elaborate on environmental consequences of the use and man-made changes in natural areas in Norwegian and Sami communities
  • provide examples of how resources have been utilised in Norway and discuss how changes in the industrial structure have impacted localisation and settlement patterns
  • provide examples of localisation factors that are important for global financial activities and the international division of labour, and what this means today

Demographics and development

The aims of the training are to enable the apprentice to
  • elaborate on the development of demographics in Norway with focus on today's situation
  • explain the causes of migration streams in countries and between countries and discuss and elaborate on the impacts of this
  • provide examples of theories on population development and discuss and elaborate on global population matters
  • elaborate on global differences of distribution and living conditions, explain possible causes and discuss how differences between countries could be ameliorated

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