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Solem, Michael; Stoltman, Joseph; Lane, Rod; Bourke, Terri; Chang, Chew Hung; Viehrig, Kathrin – Geographical Education, 2018
Since 2016 an international research process has been underway to design and develop an international geography assessment for implementation in lower secondary education settings. One of the crucial steps in this process is the development and validation of an assessment framework that models the content and cognitive dimensions of geography…
Descriptors: International Assessment, Educational Assessment, Geography Instruction, Test Construction
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Lambert, David; Solem, Michael – Geographical Education, 2017
This paper arises from the Keynote we co-delivered at the 2017 AGTA Conference in Melbourne. In the paper, we outline the main theoretical resources that underpin the GeoCapabilities project (www.geocapabilities.org). This project has sought to engage teachers and teacher educators in geography with the principles of "curriculum…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Teacher Effectiveness, Foreign Countries
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Solem, Michael; Lambert, David; Tani, Sirpa – Review of International Geographical Education Online, 2013
GeoCapabilities is a transatlantic collaborative project for researching the purposes and values of geography education through a "capabilities approach." Inspired by the writings of philosopher Amartya Sen and economist Martha Nussbaum, the capabilities approach provides a normative framework for understanding the broader aims of…
Descriptors: Models, Geography Instruction, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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Ray, Waverly C.; Muñiz-Solari, Osvaldo; Klein, Phil; Solem, Michael – Review of International Geographical Education Online, 2012
The Association of American Geographers' Center for Global Geography Education aims to internationalize geography in higher education by providing materials and activities to support international learning collaborations. From 2007-2011, geographers in different countries collaboratively developed online learning materials and trialed these…
Descriptors: Online Courses, International Education, International Cooperation, Material Development
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Larsen, Thomas B.; Solem, Michael; Zadrozny, Joann; Boehm, Richard G. – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2022
This article describes a data-driven approach to contextualize geography subject matter using student aspirations and workforce data. To test this teaching strategy, undergraduate students in two world geography courses taught at Texas State University were surveyed and interviewed about their career and life aspirations. Using this information,…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Geographic Concepts, Teaching Methods
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Bednarz, Sarah Witham; Heffron, Susan Gallagher; Solem, Michael – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2014
The purpose of this article is to examine how geography is represented and positioned in primary and secondary (referred to here as K-12) education in the United States through a critical analysis of the content and implementation of the National Geography Standards, "Geography for Life." We begin by providing context on the organization…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Futures (of Society), Course Content, Curriculum