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ERIC Number: EJ839083
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1038-2046
Searching for Strategies to Help Students to Structure their Geographical Research Papers in a Domain Specific Way
Wildschut, Hilde M. A.; van der Schee, Joop A.
International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, v16 n4 p351-366 Nov 2007
In our increasingly complex world, independent information collection is very important and with the help of modern technology this is becoming easier each day. However, it is very difficult if knowledge and training about how to structure information in a domain specific geographical way is missing. By "domain specific," we mean the coherence between declarative and procedural knowledge which is specific to the way of thinking in geography. This paper presents the results of a study in which Dutch geography teachers reflect on students' research papers in the upper divisions of secondary education. The present study shows that teachers have different opinions about the necessity of a more explicit way of coaching students in geographical thinking in order to improve the geographical structure of research papers. Nevertheless, it seems worthwhile to investigate the possibility of designing a framework for geographical thinking on the quality of geography research papers. (Contains 5 tables and 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands