Concepts provide a framework or ‘grammar’ for geography, while the ‘vocabulary’ is seen as the knowledge content. Concepts are important to help students to develop and organise their understanding of geographical processes and ideas.
Key concepts such as place, space, and scale are central to students’ geographical education. The DfE Frameworks for ITE and ECTs recognise the importance of teaching core concepts, as well as identifying students’ misconceptions.
Start by looking at these topics about teaching concepts.