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Lucy Robertson; Jeana Kriewaldt; Natasha Ziebell – Geographical Education, 2023
Humans use space as a lens to navigate and make sense of the world, thus successfully applying spatial concepts is an important life skill. Spatial thinking and developing spatial concepts are core components of school Geography curricula. Teachers teach geographical skills systematically aligning to the curriculum; however, students can struggle…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Parks, Geography Instruction, Design
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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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Caldis, Susan; Cavanagh, Michael; Ryan, Mary – Geographical Education, 2022
A set of teaching standards for the subject of geography was developed by the profession for the profession and intended for use as a reflective tool for professional practice. These GEOGstandards were empirically generated from the practice of experienced, specialist geography teachers from across Australia. However, little is known about the use…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Geography, Theory Practice Relationship
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Lane, Rod; Caldis, Susan – Geographical Education, 2018
This paper describes the results of an action research project undertaken as a partnership between Macquarie University and Geography teachers from an independent school in regional New South Wales (NSW), Australia. The project focused on the teaching of river landforms and processes, a component of the Biophysical Interactions topic in the NSW…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Action Research, Participatory Research, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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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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Preston, Lou – Geographical Education, 2016
Fieldwork is viewed as integral to geography teaching and acclaimed benefits often include holistic, student-driven learning, where all the senses are engaged and the impacts are more than cognitive. While these benefits are often assumed, in this paper, I argue that geography fieldwork in schools is often teacher-led and focused on the…
Descriptors: Geography, Teaching Methods, Qualitative Research, Journal Writing
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Bermingham, Aaron – Geographical Education, 2016
This study analysed the extent to which student-led inquiry is supported by fieldwork booklet design. Roberts' (2003) framework for learning through inquiry was used as lens for analysing the presence of student-led inquiry in the design of nine fieldwork booklets. Observations of teaching practice from two fieldwork activities were also analysed…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Inquiry, Active Learning, Field Studies
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Woolhouse, Julian – Geographical Education, 2016
This paper investigates the teaching of fieldwork skills over the course of a student's geography education from Years 7 to 10. Relevant research is considered, and findings and discussion are drawn from a case study of the fieldwork program at an independent school in Melbourne. The rationale for this study is that a geography teacher will be…
Descriptors: Geography, Case Studies, Grade 6, Grade 7
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Martin, Andrew J.; Liem, Gregory Arief D. – Geographical Education, 2015
Adaptability is our capacity to respond to change, uncertainty, and variability. We report on recent research investigating how young people's adaptability is related to their environmental awareness, environmental concerns, and pro-environmental attitudes that support the need for policy and action to sustain the environment.
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Climate, Environment, Perception
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Alam, Sarfaraz – Geographical Education, 2015
Pervasiveness of illiteracy has remained a foremost social and developmental challenge for India. This has prompted successive central and state governments to remain obsessed with increasing enrolments and decreasing dropout of children. However, these efforts are not accompanied by policies and programs for improving the quality of education. A…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Qualifications
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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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Maddock, Brad; Kriewaldt, Jeana – Geographical Education, 2014
Unparalleled amounts of energy derived from fossil fuels now drive societies and shape people's worldviews. Geography's unique perspectives have significant potential to expand understandings of the effects of production and consumption of energy by drawing on the concept of sustainability using an integrated systems approach. As citizens' energy…
Descriptors: Energy, Geography Instruction, Foreign Countries, Fuels
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Caldis, Susan – Geographical Education, 2014
The Australian Geography Teachers Association (AGTA) represents the views of Australian geography teachers on educational matters. AGTA also seeks to improve the capacity of geography teachers to respond to a changing teaching and learning landscape. The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) is an independent authority…
Descriptors: Role, Professional Associations, Geography, Teacher Attitudes
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Gilbert, Rob – Geographical Education, 1986
This article reveals the nature of the images of society in traditional approaches to geographical education and explores the implications of these in terms of the ideology involved. The data include student interviews, geography textbooks, and geography curriculum writings. (Author/JDH)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography, Geography Instruction, Ideology
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Courtney, Terence D. – Geographical Education, 1986
Describes the SOLO Taxonomy, a five-level hierarchy designed to help teachers evaluate the quality of students' thinking. Illustrates how the taxonomy may be used to construct questions and score responses to test questions. Concludes that the taxonomy has broad curriculum applicability and can make a substantial contribution to improved teaching…
Descriptors: Classification, Classroom Communication, Educational Assessment, Evaluation Methods
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