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Nursey-Bray, Melissa – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2019
The development of culturally and social inclusive curricula is an important aspect of teaching geography. In countries such as Australia with a history of colonial oppression and dispossession the need to acknowledge Indigenous history and peoples in teaching is vital. This paper reports on the lessons learned from being part of the Indigenous…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Curriculum Development, Geography Instruction, Indigenous Knowledge
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Van Melik, Rianne; Ernste, Huib – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2019
Although photography has long been acknowledged as an important research method and didactical tool in human geography, we feel the need to redraw attention to this particular form of doing explorative research. Today's society becomes increasingly "ocularcentral", yet this trend seems unparalleled with a rise of photography in academic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Photography, Teaching Methods, Graduate Students
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Al-Maktoumi, Ali; Al-Ismaily, Said; Kacimov, Anvar – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2016
This article reports the efficacy of a research-based learning (RBL) exercise on hydropedology of arid zones, with guided and open research projects (OPR) carried out by teams of undergraduate students in Oman. A range of activities and assessments was used to support student learning during the three-month course. Assessment included monitoring…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Soil Science, Field Trips, Academic Achievement
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Etherington, Thomas R. – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2016
Computer programming is not commonly taught to geographers as a part of geographic information system (GIS) courses, but the advent of NeoGeography, big data and open GIS means that programming skills are becoming more important. To encourage the teaching of programming to geographers, this paper outlines a course based around a series of…
Descriptors: Programming, Geographic Information Systems, Geography Instruction, Introductory Courses
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de Miguel González, Rafael; de Lázaro y Torres, Maria Luisa – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2016
This article discusses the current state of the geography discipline in Spanish Universities after putting into action the European Higher Education Area. After decades of geography teaching, following theoretical and expository discourse models, the so-called "Bologna Process" has been a great opportunity to reflect what geography…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Foreign Countries, Universities, Geographic Information Systems
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Bearman, Nick; Munday, Paul; McAvoy, Daniel – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2015
The importance of developing employability skills of graduates has become a strategic priority in higher education. Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) tools is a valuable skill for graduates both in terms of the specific skillset it provides and of the wider transferable skills. This paper discusses the importance of GIS as an…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Geography Instruction, Geographic Information Systems, Interdisciplinary Approach
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McEwen, Lindsey – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2013
There is strong evidence that all students can gain significant learning benefit when their courses include opportunities for engagement with real-world problems, beyond the walls of their higher education institution (HEI). Internationally, cross-disciplinary discussions are increasing around the value of student learning that involves community…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Community Involvement, Citizenship, Learning Experience
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Wright, Sarah; Hodge, Paul – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2012
Students undertaking field-based learning, in which they work with Indigenous people in Northern Australia, describe a profound learning experience redolent with emotion. Inspired, challenged and transformed, the students are compelled in ways that require them to interrogate their own selves and taken-for-granted beliefs. In this paper, we draw…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Indigenous Populations, Experiential Learning, Cultural Pluralism
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Wall, Glenda P.; Speake, Janet – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2012
The Bologna Declaration focuses on skill acquisition as a means of improving student employability and fieldwork is considered to be a pivotal teaching method for geography students to obtain such skills. This paper presents results from a major substantive survey of European geography academics and students which investigated their perspectives…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Geography, Teaching Methods, Geography Instruction
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Deakin, Hannah; Wakefield, Kelly; Gregorius, Stefanie – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2012
This paper explores peer-to-peer teaching and learning at a postgraduate level using the example of two NVivo workshops run by geography postgraduate students. The workshops took place in March and May 2011 and feedback was collected from all attendees in both sessions. This paper aims to provide a practical guide to organizing and facilitating…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peer Teaching, Graduate Students, Workshops
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Whalley, W. Brian; Saunders, Angharad; Lewis, Robin A.; Buenemann, Michaela; Sutton, Paul C. – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2011
We take a fresh look at geography curricula and their appropriateness to the demands of the 21st century. We reflect on the purpose, content and relevance of undergraduate geography curricula in an age of "supercomplexity". Geography curricula, by their nature, are varied and multiple, with different countries often privileging different…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Curriculum Development, Geography, Teaching Methods
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Vajoczki, Susan; Biegas, Tamara C.; Crenshaw, Melody; Healey, Ruth L.; Osayomi, Tolulope; Bradford, Michael; Monk, Janice – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2011
This paper provides a review of the practices and tensions informing approaches to professional development for early career academic geographers who are teaching in higher education. We offer examples from Britain, Canada, Nigeria and the USA. The tensions include: institutional and departmental cultures; models that offer generic and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Development, Teaching Methods, Geography
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Meijles, Erik; Van Hoven, Bettina – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2010
Drawing on experiences from a project conducted in the "Drentsche Aa" area in the Netherlands, this article discusses the concept of the "rural atelier" as a form of problem-based learning. The rural atelier principle was used originally in rural development planning and described as such by Foorthuis (2005) and Elerie and…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Foreign Countries, Rural Development, Teaching Methods
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Moore, Niamh; Gilmartin, Mary – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2010
Internationally, recognition is growing that the transition between post-primary and higher education is raising a number of challenges for both students and educators. Simultaneously with growing class sizes, resources have become more constrained and there is a new set of expectations from the "net generation" (Mohanna, 2007, p. 211…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Pilot Projects, Human Geography, Online Courses
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Iveson, Kurt; Neave, Melissa – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2010
This article critically reflects on our effort to "teach across the divide", by integrating physical and human geography in a new first-year course. We achieved this integration by structuring our course around a series of key events, in order to draw out the interaction of "natural" and "social" forces. After setting…
Descriptors: Course Evaluation, Human Geography, Natural Disasters, Physical Geography