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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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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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Osaci-Costache, Gabriela; Cocos, Octavian; Cocos, Alina – Romanian Review of Geographical Education, 2017
Present-day geography is inconceivable in the absence of GIS software. The students and staff of the Faculty of Geography within the University of Bucharest use both proprietary GIS software and Open Source computer programmes. Consequently, this study aims at identifying to what extent each of them is used for various tasks and what is the…
Descriptors: Open Source Technology, Geographic Information Systems, Geography, Geography Instruction
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Gale, Anca Liana; Dulama, Maria Eliza; Kosinszki, Sorin-Alin; Muste, Delia; Magdas, Ioana – Romanian Review of Geographical Education, 2017
In the first part of the paper, we present the legislation from Romania and the methodologies related to the continuous training of teachers. In order to know the teachers' opinions about their professional development, about the programmes, courses and other training activities in which they were involved and about their needs for continuous…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Foreign Countries, Middle School Teachers
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Dulama, Maria Eliza; Magdas, Ioana; Ilovan, Oana-Ramona – Romanian Review of Geographical Education, 2017
This study was conducted due to the fact that in 2016, in Romania, the secondary school curriculum began to change. Two questionnaires were applied to teachers who taught or still teach Geography in secondary schools, in order to come up with a fundamental and operational good quality curricular document for Geography. This paper analyses…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Geography, Secondary School Curriculum, Foreign Countries
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Nicolae, Marius-Alin; Ciascai, Liliana; Predescu, Constantin – Romanian Review of Geographical Education, 2017
The topic of homework is constantly brought into discussion, not only by researchers or curriculum designers, but also by students, teachers and parents, its importance for learning quality being generally recognised. The present study aims to identify the views of a sample of 30 students from a high school with a vocational profile (economic).…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Homework, Student Attitudes
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Dulama, Maria Eliza; Buzila, Sanda-Raveca; Ilovan, Oana-Ramona; Kosinszki, Sorin-Alin – Romanian Review of Geographical Education, 2017
Digital textbooks were introduced in the Romanian education system in the 2014-2015 school year. In order to find out how well prepared were the primary grades teachers and pupils to use the six digital textbooks of Mathematics and Environmental Exploration, for the 2nd grade, we administered a questionnaire. To the questionnaire, with 14 items,…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Environmental Education
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Dulama, Maria Eliza; Vescan, Stanca; Magdas, Ioana – Romanian Review of Geographical Education, 2016
In this research was analysed 120 twelfth grade students' behaviour, of "Iulian Pop" Economic High School in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, regarding the use of the Facebook social network for learning and assessment in Geography. Students were organised in five discussion groups on the social network Facebook. To achieve the research objectives,…
Descriptors: Social Media, Geography, Geography Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Önal, Hakan – Review of International Geographical Education Online, 2018
This study investigated whether the environmental determinist approach, which was effective in geographical research especially at the beginning of 20th century and generally believed to be abandoned in the 1920's, still had impact on geography teacher candidates. With this aim in mind, teacher candidates were asked to prepare a single question by…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Geography Instruction, Environmental Education, Rural Areas
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Steegen, An; Hasendonckx, Femke; De Cock, Mieke – Review of International Geographical Education Online, 2018
It is well-known that misconceptions exist on a range of topics. The origin of these misconceptions can be very different, but some of them can be understood by students struggling with the application of physics concepts in real life situations or in the context of another school subject, e.g. geography. In this paper, different strategies to…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
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Acquah, Prince C.; Asamoah, Jack N.; Konadu, Daniel D. – Review of International Geographical Education Online, 2017
Geographic Information System (GIS) continue to play very important role in improving spatial thinking skills of graduates from higher educational institutions. However, teaching and learning of GIS at the technical university level in Ghana remains very limited due to some implementation challenges. This paper reviews the implementation of GIS in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geographic Information Systems, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Schulz, Bastian; Uhlenwinkel, Anke – Review of International Geographical Education Online, 2016
Although the decade for Education for Sustainable Development has been well promoted in Germany it still finds itself in a rather marginal position, both in the formal and in the informal educational sector. This is at least partly due to the status it is given in the political debate that leads to different expectations by different actors who…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nongovernmental Organizations, Sustainable Development, Citizenship Education
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Yazici, Hakki; Bulut, Ramazan; Yazici, Sibel – Review of International Geographical Education Online, 2016
In this study, it was aimed to determine the trust status of prospective social studies teachers regarding various knowledge sources related to nuclear energy and power stations regarded as a controversial socio-scientific issue and their perceptions on the possible risks and benefits of nuclear energy and power stations. Target population of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Opinions
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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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