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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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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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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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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