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Madge, Clare; O'Connor, Henrietta – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2004
Geographers are fully engaged in the debate surrounding the impact of new information and communication technologies (ICT) and there has been a proliferation of research on the impact of ICT on geographical education. This includes analyses of how ICT may affect geographical learning paradigms (Hill & Solem, 1999; Rich et al., 2000; Solem, 2000)…
Descriptors: Geography, Internet, Information Technology, Research Methodology
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Hay, Iain; Delaney, Edward J. – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 1994
Maintains that writing ability is vital in fulfilling geography discipline objectives of mutual understanding and emancipation. Reports on a study of the use of writing groups in college geography classrooms in the United States and Australia. Includes a student essay evaluation guide as an appendix. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Foreign Countries, Geography, Geography Instruction
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Kennedy-Kalafatis, Susan; Carleton, Dawn – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 1996
Describes a teacher's experiments with improving students' writing in the geography classroom using peer editing exercises. Discusses the development and gives examples of the editing exercises and style sheets. Briefly reviews the theory of audience-centered communication. (MJP)
Descriptors: Editing, Foreign Countries, Geography, Geography Instruction
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Grant, Richard – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 1997
Outlines the basic precepts of the case method, details the sources of cases in geography and how to teach them, and evaluates the relevance of the case method in teaching and learning geography. Argues that the case method is an interactive learning approach that promotes student discussion and experiential learning. (MJP)
Descriptors: Case Method (Teaching Technique), Discovery Learning, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Experiential Learning
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Gibbs, Graham; And Others – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 1996
Considers the fact that despite increased class size and limited instructional resources the overall performance of students in geography in the United Kingdom has improved. This is attributed to changes in teaching, learning, and assessment methods. Small, workshop-based discussion seminars and active learning have replaced traditional lecture…
Descriptors: Class Size, Cooperative Learning, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Environment
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Krygier, J. B.; And Others – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 1997
Details how to begin designing, implementing, and evaluating educational media in the geography classroom. Describes an approach to educational multimedia design focused on a coherent set of multimedia design standards informed by an understanding of evaluation functions. Includes illustrations from multimedia instructional screens. (MJP)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Earth Science, Evaluation Criteria, Geography
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Gold, John R.; And Others – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 1996
Provides a discussion of the structure and procedures of a classroom exercise using scenes from "The Grapes of Wrath," to illustrate different environmental philosophies. After viewing scenes from the film, students prepare presentations examining the Dust Bowl from one of four philosophical positions: environmental causation,…
Descriptors: Business Cycles, Depleted Resources, Economic Impact, Environmental Education
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Fox, M. F. – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 1996
Describes and evaluates televised lectures that were added to a geography course to accommodate classroom overflow. Comparisons of academic performance between attendees of the live lectures and the broadcast audience revealed no significant difference. Survey questionnaires indicate that students felt the televised method to be valuable. (MJP)
Descriptors: Class Size, Distance Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Change
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Bryson, John R. – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 1997
Identifies the A level as an advanced placement examination given to high school students in the United Kingdom. Discusses the dichotomy between the A level students' knowledge of geography (dependent upon rote memorization) and the requirements of university geography (critical thinking and application). Recommends the adoption of reflective…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Advanced Placement, College Freshmen, Critical Thinking
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Proctor, James D.; Richardson, Anthony E. – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 1997
Reports on an experiment designed to document the benefits of introducing computer exercises into an introductory human geography course. Suggests that the disappointing results reflect the fact that quantitative evaluation of multimedia effectiveness is ineffective due to the inherent complexity of learning. Recommends combining quantitative and…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Research, Enrichment Activities
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Hogg, Jim – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 1997
Reports on a pilot study designed to assess the potential of computer-marked tests for allowing students to monitor their learning. Students' answers to multiple choice tests were fed into a computer that provided a full analysis of their strengths and weaknesses. Students responded favorably to the feedback. (MJP)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Practices, Educational Technology
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Clark, Gordon; Higgitt, Martin – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 1997
Reports on a survey of geographers who graduated 1, 5, and 10 years ago from different British universities. The students identified the features of their geography training that had been of greatest value to them in their career and pinpointed aspects that could have been better developed. (MJP)
Descriptors: Educational Benefits, Educational Experience, Employment Experience, Employment Patterns
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Burkill, Sue – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 1997
Attempts to differentiate the characteristics of courses that involve token empowerment from those that involve deeper empowerment. Describes a course where students role-played the part of consultants involved in group work involving global issues. Includes a chart that outlines the components of token and deep empowerment. (MJP)
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Course Content, Educational Assessment, Educational Quality
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Rynne, Elizabeth; Lambert, David – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 1997
Reports on a small-scale study that examined deficiencies in pre-service geography teachers' subject knowledge. The British pre-service teachers were all studying for Post Graduate Certificates in Education and answered questions regarding their subject knowledge and educational background. Documents definite weaknesses and identifies areas for…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Geography, Higher Education
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Strachan, Ian B.; Wilcox, Susan – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 1996
Discusses the development and implementation of small group work focusing on seminar presentations and term papers in a microclimatology class. The class utilized peer- and self-assessment strategies developed in conjunction with a university department of education. Responses both from teachers and students were positive. (MJP)
Descriptors: Class Size, College School Cooperation, Cooperative Learning, Course Selection (Students)
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