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DeNobile, John; Kleeman, Grant; Zarkos, Anastasia – Geographical Education, 2014
Each year, World Vision and AusAID devote substantial resources to their educational programs. These initiatives include the production and dissemination of Global Education related instructional materials and the provision of professional learning for teachers. Given the substantial funds involved, it is important that we evaluate the…
Descriptors: Global Education, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Values
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Catling, Simon – Review of International Geographical Education Online, 2014
It is a decade since the last review of the geographical understandings of pre-service primary teachers. Examining the range of research about novice primary teachers' geographical and environmental knowledge and understanding, it is clear there have been limited follow up studies, and there remain important gaps in the research. Research relevant…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Geography, Geography Instruction
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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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Emiru, Tegegne Sishaw; Waktola, Daniel Kassahun – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2018
The study aims to complement the current debate on the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement by accounting for the youth's environmental awareness and commitment in developed and developing countries. A survey questionnaire, based on 200 higher education students in Ethiopia and the U.S.A., is used to assess the knowledge and awareness of current…
Descriptors: College Students, Climate, Conservation (Environment), Knowledge Level
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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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Baiio, Wasang; Ray, Waverly C. – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2011
In the spring of 2007, approximately 50 undergraduate introductory geography students in Papua New Guinea and the United States participated in a four-week international collaboration using the nationalism module available from the Association of American Geographers' Center for Global Geography Education. This paper reports on the challenges and…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Undergraduate Students, International Cooperation, Access to Computers
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Monk, Janice – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2011
Gender has long been implicated in geographic education, though generally implicitly until the late twentieth century. Emphasizing British and American examples, this paper examines gender representation among geographic educators, in student participation, and in learning. It then turns to pedagogical issues that arise as content and strategies…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Teaching (Occupation), Females
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Broom, Catherine – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2008
This paper explores how Geography's position in British Columbia (BC), Canada's school social studies curricula has been affected by changes in educational cycles over the twentieth century. The amount of instructional time, the importance assigned to the subject and the content of the subject have varied in accordance with the pre-eminence given…
Descriptors: Geography, Educational Philosophy, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Beneker, Tine; Sanders, Rickie; Tani, Sirpa; Taylor, Liz; van der Vaart, Rob – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2007
This paper reports on empirical research in four countries on the growing interest in the perceived "gap" between school and university human geography. Focusing on urban geography, we investigated the views of teachers and academic geographers about key elements of the field and those that were important for geography education. These…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Urban Areas, Human Geography
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Kaivola, Taina; Rikkinen, Hannele – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2007
Geography teaching has been under constant change over the last decades. Innovations from research in geography and higher education have diffused in school practices in various ways. International trends have been applied to national contexts in co-operation among academics, administrators and school teachers depending on policies and educational…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Geography
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DeChano, Lisa M. – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2006
This study is based on the hypothesis that the more a person knows about the environment the more positive the person's attitude will be toward the environment. But is this relationship real or assumed? This question is examined using data collected from students in their final year of secondary school (17-19 years) in Chile, England, Switzerland…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes