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Fromhold-Eisebith, Martina; Freyer, Bernhard; Mose, Ingo; Muhar, Andreas; Vilsmaier, Ulli – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2009
Human geography students face changing qualification requirements due to a shift towards new topics, educational tasks and professional options regarding issues of spatial development. This "practical turn" raises the importance of inter- and transdisciplinary work, management and capability building skills, with case study projects and…
Descriptors: Human Geography, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Interdisciplinary Approach
Lord, J. Dennis – 1977
Concepts and methods of geography are applied to the study of school desegregation in this paper. Beginning with a spatial/temporal view of desegregation, the key legal events which have charted the course of desegregation are reviewed, and geographic patterns over time are examined. This discussion is followed by an investigation of the…
Descriptors: Bus Transportation, Busing, Case Studies, Desegregation Effects
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Caldis, Susan – Geographical Education, 2014
The Australian Geography Teachers Association (AGTA) represents the views of Australian geography teachers on educational matters. AGTA also seeks to improve the capacity of geography teachers to respond to a changing teaching and learning landscape. The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) is an independent authority…
Descriptors: Role, Professional Associations, Geography, Teacher Attitudes
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Smith, Bruce W.; Spinelli, Joseph G. – Journal of Geography, 1979
The goal of this development program is to combine greater community orientation with traditional concerns of academic geography. Describes objectives and activities designed to increase community awareness of, and opportunities to apply, geographic knowledge and methods. (Author/CK)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Education, Community Involvement, Community Programs
O'Mahony, Kieran – 1993
The object of study in geography is the earth, and more precisely, the earth as the home of man. Literacy, as applied to geography, involves a fresh new layer on the educational itinerary. It presumes that a person already has the ability to read and write and to communicate verbally. This dictionary of geographic literacy enhances this learning…
Descriptors: Dictionaries, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Concepts
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Malanson, George P.; And Others – Journal of Geography, 1993
Reports on a research study in which college students used a statistical ordination method to reveal relationships among plant community structures and physical, disturbance, and spatial variables. Concludes that polar ordination helps students understand the methodology of plant geography and encourages further student research. (CFR)
Descriptors: Environmental Influences, Geographic Distribution, Geography Instruction, Higher Education
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Spinelli, Joseph; Smith, Bruce – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 1981
Compares cooperative education (paid, on-the-job experience) in college-level geography programs with internships for credit. The authors conclude that cooperative education programs are more flexible, provide students with more specialized training, enhance student career opportunities, and are more financially viable for both students and…
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Cooperative Education, Educational Finance, Employment Opportunities
Waite, Jacqueline L. – Geography Teacher, 2020
"Local foods" are inherently geographical, rooted in space and place. Students can explore local foods from multiple geography angles. This introduction highlights some of these potential angles as applied to ice cream shops in New York State. Teachers are encouraged to adapt this lesson to fit their own needs and appropriate local food…
Descriptors: Food, Teaching Methods, Geography Instruction, Lesson Plans
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Bitso, Constance; Fourie, Ina – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2012
Introduction: This study investigates the information needs and information-seeking patterns of secondary level geography teachers in Lesotho to guide the design and implementation of an information service for these teachers. Leckie, Pettigrew and Sylvain's model of professionals' information-seeking served as a theoretical framework but was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Information Seeking, Information Needs
Trindell, Roger – 1983
The organization and content of an introductory human geography course instituted at Mansfield State University (Pennsylvania) to interest students in a geography major and possible geography career is described. Organized around basic geography "co-traditions," the course begins by examining geography's origin, purpose, and relation to other…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Employment Potential, Geography Instruction, Higher Education
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Van der Westhuizen, Christo P.; Richter, Barry W.; Nel, Carisma – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2010
This article discusses the results when integrating digital versatile disc (DVD) technology in full-time second-year geography for BEd degree students at a university in South Africa, a developing country. It proposes a framework for the integration of the DVD in geography teaching and learning, steered by students' needs, feedback and…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Action Research, Geography, Foreign Countries
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Chapman, Lee – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2010
Mathematics is often taught covertly as a "service" subject in geography departments, but can often be a cause of fear for students who may not have studied the subject post-GCSE. Negative attitudes are common and many students show signs of maths anxiety. This paper details how students' attitudes were changed by a new foundation mathematics…
Descriptors: Small Group Instruction, Student Attitudes, Negative Attitudes, Geography
Carver, Evan H.; Collins, Sofia – Geography Teacher, 2020
Creativity is a valued trait across many disciplines, including business, education, math, and the arts, and has been positively associated with intelligence, self-esteem, and an increase in behavioral and emotional flexibility. However, creativity has proven difficult to precisely define, as is evidenced by its varying definitions between…
Descriptors: Creativity, Study Abroad, Films, Geography Instruction
Hamill, Louis – 1985
Educational changes may be required in order to realize the benefits that computer assisted learning (CAL) can offer geography instruction. CAL could make the learning and teaching of geography truly efficient and practically eliminate failures of instruction. An institutional constraint that discourages instructional innovations is the conflict…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Computer Assisted Instruction, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
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Boyd, William E. – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 1996
Presents a teaching exercise for increasing awareness of, and sensitivity to, issues in cultural heritage management and addresses the significance attached to cultural icons of the past. The exercise uses representative places from mainstream Australian culture as a way to introduce mainstream students to issues of indigenous cultural heritage.…
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Cultural Education, Cultural Images, Cultural Interrelationships
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