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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; Coutts, Pamela – Geographical Education, 2015
Researchers in science education have for some time recognised the need for teachers to develop an awareness of students' common alternative conceptions--a key element of pedagogical content knowledge (PCK)--and use this knowledge to develop student understanding (Morrison & Lederman, 2003). Less attention, however, has been devoted to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Student Attitudes
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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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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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Walker, G. T. – Geographical Education, 1976
Discusses the role of geography in achieving the objectives of environmental education, including environmental awareness, concern, and commitment. Strategies are suggested for teaching about environmental limits, links, complexity, and patterns. For journal availability, see SO 505 721. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Geographic Concepts
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Blachford, Kevin R. – Geographical Education, 1975
Considers the effects of simulation games on student motivation, concept development, attitudes, values, social skills, and classroom conditions and organization. The conclusion is that simulation is a useful technique which can contribute to the achievement of some of the objectives of geographical education. For journal availability, see SO 505…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Educational Games, Educational Objectives, Evaluation
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Wells, Carolyn G. – Geographical Education, 1973
The author is concerned with implementing in geography instruction the philosophy of N. Postman and C. Weingartner, expressed in "Teaching as a Subversive Activity," advocating student "meaning making" and "languaging." (JH)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Concept Formation, Creativity, Geography
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Smith, D. – Geographical Education, 1978
Examines how values are included in the geography curriculum as modes of conduct acceptable in a classroom, methodologies of the subject, canons for validity and truth of information, and as part of the hidden curriculum. Concludes that teachers are responsible for helping learners develop their own value positions. Journal availability: see SO…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Behavioral Science Research, Comparative Education, Educational Needs
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Gallagher, Nan; And Others – Geographical Education, 1987
Responses of three global educators to "Global Education: Towards a World that Works for All" (P. Pradervand). Nan Gallagher suggests using films in geography courses to overcome the indifference Pradervand refers to. Doug Burchill questions the teacher's ability to break through students' encultured prejudices. Greig Whitehead describes…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Geography Instruction, Global Approach
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Hirsch-Cahannes, Monique; Techlenburg, Ueli – Geographical Education, 1987
Reports a study of the images and ideas Swiss youth have of problems in the world and in Switzerland, as well as attitudes and opinions of the developing nations. Concludes that knowledge about developing countries does not necessarily influence positive student opinions or readiness to take action. Reports students seem to more be motivated by…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Political Attitudes, Social Attitudes
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Robinson, Roger – Geographical Education, 1987
Reports on a study based on the theory of constructive alternativism. Analyzed students' reactions to a photograph of an Indian village to learn what impact the students'"personal geographies" had on the reconstruction of the image. Suggests ways teachers can use these images to enhance students' understanding of world issues. (LS)
Descriptors: Behavioral Science Research, Cognitive Style, Concept Formation, Developing Nations