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Uhlenwinkel, Anke; Béneker, Tine; Bladh, Gabriel; Tani, Sirpa; Lambert, David – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2017
The small-scale research presented in this paper was conducted as part of the GeoCapabilities project. Though originating in the Anglophone world, the project attempts to address the purposes and values of geography education internationally. Using the idea of "powerful disciplinary knowledge" the project asks what geography has to offer…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Barriers, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes
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Reynolds, Ruth; Vinterek, Monika – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2016
Children's locational knowledge is often used to clarify underlying conceptual understandings of the world in which they live. Although there has been some exploration of how European children view their world there is little recent research on Scandinavian children's knowledge and associated perceptions of the wider world, or about Australian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, World Views, Comparative Analysis, Mass Media Effects
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Hennerdal, Pontus – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2016
It has long been understood that widespread place name ignorance exists among the youth of today. The present study compares place location knowledge among students in a Swedish town in 2013 with the knowledge in the same town 45 years earlier. The study used outline maps to determine the ability to locate geographic names. A total of 1,124…
Descriptors: Followup Studies, Geography, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis
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Torbjörnsson, Tomas; Molin, Lena – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2015
The present article presents results obtained from a survey focusing on attitudes to solidarity among upper secondary school students. A relation between positive attitudes to solidarity and future-orientation was evident. The survey results were reinforced by a second study, exploring how students in the Swedish upper secondary school perceived…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Group Unity
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Hennerdal, Pontus – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2015
Descriptions of the geography education of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in Sweden are typically offered to contrast with current ideas in geography education, and the content of geography textbooks is the focus of this comparison. The role of maps and visual pedagogy are ignored, and the educational ideas developed from regional…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, European History, Foreign Countries, Textbooks
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Villanen, Heli – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2014
Sustainable development includes controversial values and complex issues such as energy consumption contra natural resources. This paper discusses a school project involving teachers from pre-schools to upper secondary schools in Sweden. The project aimed to support the teaching of energy issues and more generally sustainable development. During…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Reflection, Teacher Attitudes, Energy Education
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Torbjörnsson, Tomas; Molin, Lena – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2014
In this article we explore students' attitudes towards solidarity, as an aspect of sustainable development (SD), and analyse how students can be described as solidary. Our motive is to obtain better knowledge regarding important preconditions for education for SD. We conducted a quantitative study with 782 responding upper secondary students from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Sustainable Development, Group Unity
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Jonsson, Gunnar; Sarri, Carina; Alerby, Eva – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2012
In this paper, we focus attention on the issue of the future by listening to the voices of Indigenous children in the far north of Sweden--the Sami children. The overall aim of the study is to explore the meaning of Sami children's visions of the future. The participants attend the same Sami School, and they were of the age of 9-12 years. Data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Indigenous Populations, Sustainable Development