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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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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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Türksever, Ömer – Review of International Geographical Education, 2021
The main aim of this study is to examine the map literacy levels of students who are studying in different departments of a Faculty of Education in response to a range of variables. The research was conducted in a screening model. A map literacy scale was used as the data collection tool in the research. The research was conducted at a university…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Maps, Knowledge Level, Undergraduate Students
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Yalçinkaya, Elvan; Karaca, Ayten – Review of International Geographical Education, 2021
In this study, it was aimed to determine the effect of map skills studies conducted for secondary school students on students' academic success and to synthesize research findings. For this purpose, the results of the experimental studies were analyzed in the research by meta-analysis method. Studies within the scope of the research were survey…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Map Skills, Skill Development, Multiple Literacies
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Adanali, Rukiye – Review of International Geographical Education, 2021
Knowledge of geography is one of the main elements in solving problems such as urbanization, socio-economic inequalities, disease, migration, natural disasters. It is also seen that importance is given to the acquisition of geographical skills in educational programs. The spatial thinking skill that provides geospatial information is a geographic…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Computer Games, Game Based Learning, Geographic Information Systems
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Kaldybekova, Raziya; Aksoy, Bülent; Abdymanapov, Bahadurkhan – Review of International Geographical Education, 2021
The aim of this research is to determine the impact of activity-based teaching on students' map literacy academic achievements in teaching secondary school seventh grade map skills subjects. The research was carried out in a semi-experimental design model with a pretest-posttest control group. The academic achievement test, consisting of a total…
Descriptors: Map Skills, Multiple Literacies, Learning Activities, Geography Instruction
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Ineç, Zekeriya Fatih – Shanlax International Journal of Education, 2021
In this study, it was aimed to transfer Piri Reis's 1513 world map into an interactive and dynamic environment to reflect social participation and map literacy skills of pre-service social studies teachers, to determine the reflection of the skills from the views of the pre-service teachers and the information they have structured in the database.…
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Map Skills, Multiple Literacies, Preservice Teachers
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Karakus, Ufuk; Varalan, Elif Inci – Participatory Educational Research, 2021
The purpose of this research is developing the skills of students with mild intellectual disabilities using interactive map applications (Google Maps, Yandex Maps), determining how to implement the applications, and revealing the problems encountered in practice and possible solutions in detail. The research is designed in an action research…
Descriptors: Mild Intellectual Disability, Skill Development, Social Studies, Secondary School Students
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Mourão, Rachel R.; Shin, Soo Young; Tunney, Carin – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2021
This article details a case study testing the effectiveness of a new curriculum for undergraduate public affairs reporting. Our intervention focused on restructuring an undergraduate reporting class to focus on a single issue (schools) and introduce mapping and video, whereas control groups used the old curriculum that was print-heavy and had no…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Curriculum Development, Multimedia Instruction, Journalism Education
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Usher, Joe; Dolan, Anne M. – Irish Educational Studies, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic is an unanticipated event that has exposed human fragility in an interconnected and interdependent world. While impacts are of a global magnitude, they have been felt at the most local of levels. Across the world pupils' daily lives and experiences have been directly impacted by government-imposed measures and restrictions…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Elementary Education, Geography Instruction
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Pretorius, Rudi Wessel; Carow, Sanet; Wilson, Graeme; Schmitz, Peter – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: This paper aims to showcase and critically review the value of selected pedagogies in which real-world engagements are used to enhance sustainability learning in an open, distance and e-learning (ODeL) context in the Global South. The paper considers opportunities, issues, alternatives and implementation guidelines.…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Open Education, Distance Education
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Erol, Huseyin – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
Purpose: Events that occur around the world may cause a global impact in a short time. Therefore, it is important to not only understand the underlying causes and analyze their relationship but also know the location where they arise. This study investigated whether eighth-grade students have the ability to position Turkey and the neighboring…
Descriptors: Map Skills, Foreign Countries, Public Schools, Private Schools
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Oda, Katsuhiko; Herman, Thomas; Hasan, Angela – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2020
This article reports on professional development in which twenty-four middle- or high-school teachers learned about integration of the Geographic Information System (GIS) in science or social science classes. We analyzed qualitative data obtained from the participants to examine two research questions. 1) What were the most relevant and useful…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy, Inservice Teacher Education, Faculty Development
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Yildiz, Melda N. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2020
This study explores the role of geospatial education in P20 classrooms; offers creative strategies and possibilities for integrating mobile technologies such as Global Positioning System (GPS) into the curriculum; promotes global competences and media literacy education among youth; and GPS and SIS technologies with limited resources; global…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Handheld Devices, Global Approach, Competency Based Education
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McNeal, Karen S.; Ryker, Katherine; Whitmeyer, Shelley; Giorgis, Scott; Atkins, Rachel; LaDue, Nicole; Clark, Christine; Soltis, Nick; Pingel, Thomas – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2020
We developed and tested different pedagogical treatments using an Augmented Reality (AR) Sandbox to teach introductory geoscience students about reading topographic maps at five institutions in both pilot and full implementation studies. The AR Sandbox treatments were characterized as 1) unstructured play, 2) a semi-structured lesson, and 3) a…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Undergraduate Students, Computer Simulation
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