ERIC Number: EJ1128410
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Applying Geography Course Projects to Issues in City Resilience and Global Connectivity
Kalafsky, Ronald V.; Rosko, Helen M.
Journal of Geography, v116 n2 p67-78 2017
Globalization would appear to be a subject that easily could be addressed in geography classrooms, yet this is not always the case. In terms of pedagogy, many geographers are concerned whether the field has been adequately engaging various components of this topic (e.g., connectivity, core-periphery), especially in terms of making the subject matter relevant to students. This article presents the results of a recent course project situated at the intersection of city-level resilience to hazards and connectivity with the global economy, utilizing SWOT analysis. The student projects demonstrated that this comparatively simple analytical tool was a useful means for exploring and integrating key topics in globalization and urban-economic geography, while also facilitating a problem-based learning environment.
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Student Projects, Global Approach, Global Education, Relevance (Education), Hazardous Materials, Coping, Urban Problems, Urban Studies, Human Geography, Municipalities, Risk, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Undergraduate Students, Educational Practices
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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