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Heather L. Moll; Ronald I. Dorn – Geographical Education, 2023
The Arizona Geographic Alliance has addressed out-of-field geography teaching for three decades by training organisational leaders (called Teacher Consultants or TCs) who become advocates for geographic literacy in their districts and schools. The core recruitment tool has been an annual Alliance Summer Geography Institute (ASGI). Here, we ask the…
Descriptors: Teacher Qualifications, Geography Instruction, Summer Programs, Workshops
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Heintzman, Ryan – Review of International Geographical Education, 2020
Students completing an introductory physical geography course used an interactive geovisualizations (iGEO) lab exercise centered around lightning in northern Arizona to investigate atmospheric processes. This iGEO looks and plays like a conventional videogame where the student controls an avatar in a 3D environment. This iGEO was inspired by…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Physical Geography, Game Based Learning, Web Based Instruction
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Palmer, R. Evan – Review of International Geographical Education Online, 2013
General education students taking freshman-level physical geography and geomorphology classes at Arizona State University completed an online laboratory whose main tool was Google Earth. Early in the semester, oblique and planimetric views introduced students to a few volcanic, tectonic, glacial, karst, and coastal landforms. Semi-quantitative…
Descriptors: Geography, Photography, Higher Education, Educational Technology
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Hinde, Elizabeth R.; Osborn Popp, Sharon E.; Jimenez-Silva, Margarita; Dorn, Ronald I. – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2011
The "GeoLiteracy for English language learners" (ELLs) program is a curriculum that enhances reading and writing skills while teaching geography content for US students in kindergarten through eighth grades. The program includes 85 lesson plans that address all US national geography standards, a quarter of which address environmental…
Descriptors: Geography, Literacy, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Sheppard, Paul R.; Donaldson, Brad A.; Huckleberry, Gary – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2010
A field-based course at the University of Arizona called Sense of Place (SOP) covers the geology, ecology and cultural history of the Tucson area. SOP was quantitatively assessed for pedagogical effectiveness. Students of the Spring 2008 course were given pre- and post-course word association surveys in order to assess awareness and comprehension…
Descriptors: Field Trips, Geology, Associative Learning, Course Content