|Concept of Development
||Understand that development is not only concerned with economic growth, but includes other aspects
such as providing for people’s basic needs, equity and
social justice, sustainability and interdependence.
Understand also that development applies not only at
the global/international level but also at the local and
national level. Appreciate that the causes of poverty
and inequality are fundamental to understanding the
concept of development.
|Indicators of Development
||Be aware of the various indicators used to measure
development, their validity and their limitations.
These indicators range from the simple component
indices, that usually measure only economic
development (GNP per capita or energy consumption
per capita), to the multiple component indices that are
more inclusive and attempt to measure the quality of
life (Human Development Index).
|Patterns of Development
||Draw broad conclusions about the spatial pattern of
development at the global scale using a variety of
measures. Recognize patterns within a country (core– periphery) and comment on changes over time in
these spatial patterns.