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Kalafsky, Ronald V.; Rosko, Helen M. – Journal of Geography, 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…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Student Projects, Global Approach, Global Education
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Burke, Kevin J.; Greene, Stuart; McKenna, Maria K. – Urban Education, 2016
The article draws on work in Critical Geography Studies and Photovoice methodology, to illustrate the ways in which youth in an inner city conceptualize neighborhoods and public spaces. We utilize youth's photographs, narratives, and maps to tell a story of youth's lived experiences and argue that these experiences are vital sources of knowledge…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Urban Environment, Physical Environment
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Brail, Shauna – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
This study evaluates whether students who participate voluntarily in a service-learning activity achieve higher learning outcomes, measured by grades, than students who voluntarily choose not to participate in service learning. Analysis is based on a study of an introductory urban studies course at a large North American research university over a…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Outcomes of Education, Research Universities, Introductory Courses
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Elkins, Jennifer; Miller, Shari; Briggs, Harold; Skinner, Sara – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2015
This article describes a collaborative and emergent approach utilizing Tupac Shakur's "Brenda's Got a Baby" to leverage theory education. This song/video uses a fictionalized account of a pregnant 12-year-old African American girl to chronicle the ecological realities of life in the inner city (e.g., teen pregnancy, drug addiction and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Grounded Theory, Social Work, Educational Theories
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Paterson, Mark; Glass, Michael R. – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2015
Google Glass was deployed in an Urban Studies field course to gather videographic data for team-based student research projects. We evaluate the potential for wearable computing technology such as Glass, in combination with other mobile computing devices, to enhance reflexive research skills, and videography in particular, during field research.…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Interactive Video, Urban Studies, Student Research
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Glass, Michael R. – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2015
This paper assesses the experience of undergraduate students using mobile devices and a commercial application, iSurvey, to conduct a neighborhood survey. Mobile devices offer benefits for enhancing student learning and engagement. This field exercise created the opportunity for classroom discussions on the practicalities of urban research, the…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Handheld Devices, Field Studies, Undergraduate Students
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Golubchikov, Oleg – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2015
The paper proposes the notion of a "critical feel-trip" as a pedagogical narrative to entertain the relationships of experiential, affective and critical learning in field-based studies. It is argued that explicit mobilization of the triadic relations of these three modes of learning is a powerful way to strengthen students' appreciation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Urban Studies, Cross Cultural Studies
Rust, Frances; Bergey, NancyLee – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2014
In this article, the authors' intent is to focus in on one elementary teacher education program and, specifically, on the ways in which that program has grappled with and continues to grapple with the questions of whether and how teacher education works relative to the claim that this is a program committed to social justice and designed to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Practices
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Allahwala, Ahmed; Bunce, Susannah; Beagrie, Lesley; Brail, Shauna; Hawthorne, Timothy; Levesque, Sue; von Mahs, Jurgen; Spotton Visano, Brenda – Journal of Geography, 2013
This symposium explores and examines the challenges and opportunities of building community-university collaborations in marginalized urban areas. The selection of short essays highlights different experiences of building and sustaining community-university partnerships in a variety of cities as vehicles for enhancing experiential learning in…
Descriptors: Urban Studies, Service Learning, Urban Areas, Community Needs
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Anderson, Jon – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2013
Film as a tool for learning offers considerable opportunity for enhancing student understanding. This paper reflects on the experiences of a project that required students to make a short film demonstrating their practical understanding of qualitative methods. In the psychogeographical tradition, students were asked to "drift" across the…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Methods Courses, Videoconferencing, Student Developed Materials
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Yontz, Brian D. – AILACTE Journal, 2012
This narrative outlines the process of how an independent liberal arts college integrated coursework and learning experiences focused on urban school teacher preparation with an existing university program in Urban Studies. Programmatic changes and additions to teacher education programs at independent liberal arts colleges are often very…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Urban Studies
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Sassen, Saskia – European Educational Research Journal, 2012
Cities are complex systems. But they are incomplete systems. In this incompleteness lies the possibility of making--making the urban, the political, the civic, a history. The urban is not alone in having these characteristics, but these characteristics are a necessary part of the DNA of the urban. Every city is distinct and so is every discipline…
Descriptors: Municipalities, Urban Studies, Global Approach, Economics
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Luckett, Kathy – Research Papers in Education, 2012
This paper contributes to understanding why curriculum design in a discipline with a horizontal knowledge structure is difficult, time-consuming and contested. A previous paper on the same case study in one sociology department reported that students who had completed the general sociology major found it lacking in coherence. To illustrate the…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Intellectual Disciplines, Discourse Analysis, Educational Sociology
Brady, Kathleen – Metropolitan Universities, 2012
The Metropolitan Studies Institute (MSI) at the University of South Carolina Upstate (USC Upstate) demonstrates a robust and unique record of community impact through community indicators research and other translational research. The MSI's work drives programmatic priorities and funding decisions, generates revenue, and increases the community's…
Descriptors: Research and Development Centers, Urban Studies, Scientific Research, State Universities
Rothwell, Jonathan; Berube, Alan – Brookings Institution, 2011
This report examines education gaps and industry demand in the nation's 100 largest metropolitan areas. Metropolitan areas are a natural unit of analysis given that they offer the best approximation of a regional labor market. Moreover, the wide variation in metropolitan area economic performance, as documented by the Brookings MetroMonitor…
Descriptors: Unemployment, Labor Market, Metropolitan Areas, Public Policy
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