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Bijsterbosch, Erik – Geographical Education, 2018
Geography teachers' school-based (internal) examinations in pre-vocational geography education in the Netherlands appear to be in line with the findings in the literature, namely that teachers' assessment practices tend to focus on the recall of knowledge. These practices are strongly influenced by national (external) examinations. This paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Effectiveness, National Competency Tests, Geography Instruction
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Karkdijk, Jan; Admiraal, Wilfried; Van der Schee, Joop – Review of International Geographical Education Online, 2019
Relational thinking is a necessary skill for building students' individual capabilities and a core concept in geography education. Geographical relational thinking refers to being able to give interrelated, causal explanations for geographical phenomena such as regional change. The aim of this study was to gain more insight into differences in…
Descriptors: Small Group Instruction, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Thinking Skills
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Krause, Uwe; Béneker, Tine; van Tartwijk, Jan; Uhlenwinkel, Anke; Bolhuis, Sanneke – Review of International Geographical Education Online, 2017
Bernstein describes a curriculum context as a system context that is regulated by strong and weak framing, which refers to the "degree of control teachers and pupils possess over the selection, organisation, pacing and timing of the knowledge transmitted and received in the pedagogical relationship" (1975, p. 89). In this article, we…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geography, Textbooks, Foreign Countries
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Bijsterbosch, Erik; Van Der Schee, Joop; Kuiper, Wilmad; Béneker, Tine – Review of International Geographical Education Online, 2016
To start a teacher professional development programme on the relationship between classroom summative assessment and learning, the current practices and dispositions of geography teachers towards internal school-based examinations in pre-vocational education in the Netherlands were investigated. A questionnaire provided data on how teachers…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Summative Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Cognitive Processes
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Favier, Tim; Van Der Schee, Joop – Review of International Geographical Education Online, 2014
One of the facets of geographic literacy is the ability to think in a structured way about geographic relationships. Geospatial technologies offer many opportunities to stimulate students' geographic relational thinking. The question is: How can these opportunities be effectuated? This paper discusses the results of a process-oriented experiment…
Descriptors: Geography, Spatial Ability, Thinking Skills, Cognitive Style
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Krause, Uwe; Béneker, Tine; van Tartwijk, Jan – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2022
Tasks are essential in fostering students' learning processes, and thinking skills are considered to be of central importance to learning. In order to analyse how tasks promote the development of thinking skills in school geography, we need an instrument that looks beyond a simple distinction between lower and higher order thinking. It should be…
Descriptors: Geography, Textbooks, Class Activities, Thinking Skills
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Hanus, Martin; Tani, Sirpa; Béneker, Tine; Höhnle, Steffen – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2022
During the 2015 sudden rise in migration movements in Europe, approximately 2.4 million refugees arrived in Europe and 1.2 million asylum applications were received in the European Union countries. We were interested in finding out whether these rapid changes and the polarised attitudes represented in the media affected young people's attitudes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Differences, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes
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Lee, Jongwon; Catling, Simon; Kidman, Gillian; Bednarz, Robert; Krause, Uwe; Martija, Andoni Arenas; Ohnishi, Koji; Wilmot, Di; Zecha, Stefanie – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2021
Like all school textbooks, geography textbooks are authored. Almost all textbook research in and beyond geography has neglected their authors. This questionnaire-based multinational research project investigated the perceptions of 71 primary and secondary school geography textbook authors from seven countries in five continents. Though not…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Textbooks, Authors, Elementary Secondary Education
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Biddulph, M.; Bèneker, T.; Mitchell, D.; Hanus, M.; Leininger-Frézal, C.; Zwartjes, L.; Donert, K. – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2020
GeoCapabilities offers an approach for unlocking powerful disciplinary knowledge (PDK) for children. In phase three of the project, we are exploring how far GeoCapabilities 'works' for teachers serving communities in challenging socio-economic circumstances. We connect GeoCapabilities to social justice in education, theoretically. Then, using the…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Social Justice, Low Income Students, Knowledge Level
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Karkdijk, Jan; van der Schee, Joop A.; Admiraal, Wilfried F. – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2019
Geographical relational thinking is an important part of geographical thinking. This descriptive research was conducted to seek evidence on students' ability to establish geographical relationships which could help teachers to foster their geographical relational thinking. Sixty-nine small student groups from six secondary schools in the…
Descriptors: Geography, Spatial Ability, Secondary School Students, Problem Solving
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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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Bijsterbosch, Erik; van der Schee, Joop; Kuiper, Wilmad – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2017
Enhancing meaningful learning is an important aim in geography education. Also, assessment should reflect this aim. Both formative and summative assessments contribute to meaningful learning when more complex knowledge and cognitive processes are assessed. The internal school-based geography examinations of the final exam in pre-vocational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Secondary Education, Taxonomy
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Bent, Gert Jan; Bakx, Anouke; den Brok, Perry – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2017
This study was carried out to investigate the primary education teachers' self-efficacy regarding geography education, their beliefs regarding the classroom learning environment, and how these beliefs were related to each other and to teachers' background characteristics. Questionnaire data were collected from 489 Dutch primary school teachers.…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Geography Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics
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Béneker, Tine; Palings, Hans; Krause, Uwe – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2015
One of the challenges of a geography teacher education program is preparing teachers for their leading roles in keeping geography education relevant for the young people of today. It is important to allow teachers to think about geography education and the future and to foster their curriculum-making competences. In a master course at Fontys…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Futures (of Society), Teacher Education Programs, Essays
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Pauw, Iris – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2015
Documents about "skills for the twenty-first century" envisage an increasingly competitive, globalized and technologically advanced world that schools should prepare for by focusing on a range of "skills". Policy documents and position papers about geographical education mainly assume that the world of the near future will be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Futures (of Society), Critical Thinking
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