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Dönmez, Leyla – Review of International Geographical Education, 2021
The aim of this study was to analyze the attainments of map literacy skills in the 2018 Social Studies course curriculum according to the learning areas and examine the applicability of the program. The research sought answers to the following questions: 1. How is the distribution of attainments related to map literacy skills in the 2018 Social…
Descriptors: Map Skills, Skill Development, Geography Instruction, Geographic Concepts
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Yildirim, Ramazan – Review of International Geographical Education, 2021
In this study, high school students' perceptions about the concept of soil were tried to be determined through metaphors. The phenomenological design was used in the research. Data from the study was collected from 451 students studying in four different types of high schools in the central district of Kütahya. As part of the study, students were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Knowledge Level, Scientific Concepts
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Dag, Nilgün; Aksoy, Bülent; Arslantas, Halis Adnan – Review of International Geographical Education, 2021
The aim of this study is to determine the awareness of primary teachers about the teaching of location and direction concepts. The study was designed according to a qualitative research model, and the data was collected through a semi-structured interview form developed by researchers consisting of open-ended questions. The study group consisted…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Geographic Concepts, Concept Teaching
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Mewborne, Michael; Mitchell, Jerry T. – Review of International Geographical Education, 2021
In 2019, the State of South Carolina (USA) adopted new social studies standards with an emphasis on disciplinary skills in addition to content throughout the social studies areas of history, geography, civics, and economics. These skills were introduced for all grades, kindergarten through grade 12. Geography courses were added in grades 3 and 7.…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geographic Concepts, Skill Development, Social Studies
Ince, Ziya; Sahin, Vedat – Online Submission, 2021
One of the definitions of biodiversity, which has many definitions, is the differences between living things or the diversity of life forms in the world. According to another definition, biodiversity is a group of wholes formed by genes, species, ecosystems and ecological events in a region. The importance of biodiversity is gradually increasing…
Descriptors: Secondary School Curriculum, Textbook Content, Biodiversity, Ecology
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Duran, Volkan; Mertol, Hüseyin – International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction, 2021
The study aimed to investigate the geographical thinking skills and motivation of the students in geography departments in Turkey in learning Geography. The study utilized survey method based on a quantitative research design. The participants of the study were selected using the convenience sampling method, and consisted of 500 students from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geographic Concepts, Geography Instruction, Thinking Skills
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Maude, Alaric – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2020
This article examines whether geography can provide the powerful knowledge that is a key element of a Future 3 curriculum, and an important component of the GeoCapabilities Project's proposals for the teaching of geography. Powerful knowledge is knowledge that gives students the intellectual ability to analyse, explain, predict, evaluate and think…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Knowledge Level, Concept Formation
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Bladh, Gabriel – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2020
One of the ideas of the GeoCapabilities project(s) is to open up an international debate on the purposes and values of geography education. In line with this, the aim of this article is to examine some central perspectives used in GeoCapabilities, such as curriculum thinking, the teacher as 'curriculum maker' and the perspective of powerful…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Knowledge Level, Educational Practices, Curriculum Development
Chihab, Laura; Herrmann, Klaus; Schlottmann, Antje; Nöthen, Eva – Geography Teacher, 2020
What is known about places we have not been to before we learn from maps, geographical magazines, or maybe travel reports. Ordinarily, this information is for granted without reflecting on its origin and underlying theoretical premises. Usually, this lack of reflection does not appear as problematic. However, what can can be learned from the fact…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Spatial Ability, Geographic Concepts
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Zhao, Jiayan; Simpson, Mark; Wallgrün, Jan Oliver; Sajjadi, Pejman; Klippel, Alexander – Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, 2020
Background: Investigating the relationship between the human body and its spatial environment is a critical component in understanding the process of acquiring spatial knowledge. However, few empirical evaluations have looked at how the visual accessibility of an environment affects spatial learning. To address this gap, this paper focuses on…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Visual Perception, Geographic Concepts, Difficulty Level
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Swidan, Osama – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2020
This study sets for itself the task of constructing a learning trajectory for the fundamental theorem of calculus (FTC) that takes into account the interaction with an educational digital tool. Students were asked to explain the connections between interactive and multiple-linked representations in an educational digital tool, and to conjecture…
Descriptors: Calculus, Mathematics Instruction, Validity, Mathematical Logic
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Elbay, Sezgin – Review of International Geographical Education Online, 2020
Social Studies is a middle-school course that unites social-science disciplines and contributes to developing an understanding about the social existence of humans. It is reported that existing studies have simply focused only on the 2005 Social Studies Curriculum and omitted focus on relevant textbooks. Within such a context the aim of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Studies, Curriculum, Middle Schools
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Inel, Yusuf; Urhan, Emrah – International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2020
This study aims to find out the effect of activities and practices on concept education to help carry out activities to teach these concepts more effectively and permanently, and determine student preconceptions about the concepts related to the landforms in the 5th-grade social studies curriculum in the learning subdomain called "People,…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Concept Teaching, Geographic Concepts, Physical Geography
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Pfirman, Stephanie; Hamilton, Lawrence; Turrin, Margie; Narveson, Craig; Lloyd, Carrie A. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2021
This first analysis of aggregated data from the Kahoot! game-based player response system demonstrates that it can provide assessments of overall US student polar knowledge and identifies differences in polar knowledge across several states. A kahoot online quiz on polar topics recorded over 25,000 United States teacher-hosted classroom players…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Earth Science, Geographic Regions, Foreign Countries
Barton, Karen S. – Geography Teacher, 2019
This work presents a new teaching module for understanding the geographical dimensions of historical events in Africa. This case study focuses in particular on the Joola shipwreck in Senegal in order to illustrate geographic areas of study including the rural-urban divide, colonial geopolitics, cultural diversity, and West Africa's physical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Geographic Concepts, College Instruction
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