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Karkdijk, Jan; van der Schee, Joop A.; Admiraal, Wilfried F. – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2019
Geographical relational thinking is an important part of geographical thinking. This descriptive research was conducted to seek evidence on students' ability to establish geographical relationships which could help teachers to foster their geographical relational thinking. Sixty-nine small student groups from six secondary schools in the…
Descriptors: Geography, Spatial Ability, Secondary School Students, Problem Solving
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Bijsterbosch, Erik; van der Schee, Joop; Kuiper, Wilmad – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2017
Enhancing meaningful learning is an important aim in geography education. Also, assessment should reflect this aim. Both formative and summative assessments contribute to meaningful learning when more complex knowledge and cognitive processes are assessed. The internal school-based geography examinations of the final exam in pre-vocational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Secondary Education, Taxonomy
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Bosschaart, Adwin; Kuiper, Wilmad; van der Schee, Joop – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2015
Until now various quantitative studies have shown that adults and students in the Netherlands have low flood risk perceptions. In this study we interviewed fifty 15-year-old students in two different flood prone areas. In order to find out how they think and reason about the risk of flooding, the mental model approach was used. Flood risk turned…
Descriptors: Risk, Natural Disasters, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Hooghuis, Fer; van der Schee, Joop; van der Velde, Martin; Imants, Jeroen; Volman, Monique – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2014
The development of geographical reasoning is essential in geographical education. Strategies developed by the English "Thinking Through Geography" group (TTG) offer a promising approach to promote geographical reasoning. In the last decade, the TTG approach has become a regular element in geographical education in several countries.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography, Geography Instruction, Thinking Skills
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Oost, Katie; De Vries, Bregje; Van der Schee, Joop A. – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2011
Given its active and enquiry-driven character, fieldwork is seen as an important way to develop geographical understanding of the world, during which cognitive and affective learning reinforce each other. The present study aims to give insight into whether and how secondary school geography teachers in the Netherlands succeed in using fieldwork as…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geography, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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van der Schee, Joop; Notte, Henk; Zwartjes, Luc – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2010
An important question for geography teachers all over the world is how to define, stimulate and test geographic literacy. Although modern technology is no guarantee of quality, it offers new possibilities for teaching and testing, as can be seen in contemporary geography learning/teaching units using digital maps and interactive tests. Tests such…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Geography, Benchmarking