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Draper, Duane; Alberts, Heike C.; Carnahan, Laura – Geography Teacher, 2023
High schools offering dual-credit geography options are looking for ways to enrich student experience. This article explores a university-high school collaboration, part of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Cooperative Academic Partnership Program (CAPP), in a dual-credit World Regional Geography course offered at Barneveld High School,…
Descriptors: High School Teachers, College Faculty, Teacher Collaboration, College School Cooperation
DeMers, Michael N. – Geography Teacher, 2023
Recent emergency online learning, forced upon students around the globe as a result of COVID-19, has exposed many challenges to both learner and instructor in the online learning environment (Schultz and DeMers 2020). Among these numerous challenges is that of insufficient time management skills and learner motivation (Rouse 2013). While young…
Descriptors: Game Based Learning, Gamification, Student Motivation, Learner Engagement
Margarita Jimenez-Silva – Geography Teacher, 2023
The National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE 2023) promotes a number of principles that are central to the work of the STEMSS (STEM + Social Studies) project. Among these principles is the understanding that geography education is a bridge to better understanding and appreciation of all subject matter. Using geography education as a bridge…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, STEM Education, Social Studies, Geography Instruction
Rossiter, Kalyn M. – Geography Teacher, 2022
The field of geography especially lends itself to fieldwork, getting students out of the classrooms and into the real world. Furthermore, studies have shown that when traditional lecture style is replaced at least in part with approaches that incorporate active learning, students earn higher examination grades and have a greater chance of passing…
Descriptors: Maps, Geographic Information Systems, Teaching Methods, Geography Instruction
Borders, Stephen – Geography Teacher, 2022
Health inequality continues to be a persistent and pernicious problem throughout much of the United States. Utilizing publicly available data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the author details how undergraduate public health and health administration students analyzed health inequities at the census tract level in South…
Descriptors: Access to Health Care, Public Health, Data, Undergraduate Students
McKenzie, Paul; Cook, Sally; Roulston, Stephen – Geography Teacher, 2022
A geographic information system (GIS) can be defined as a computer-based system that enables the collection, management, analysis, visualization, and sharing of spatial data. As this technology is a fundamental and fast-growing part of the global economy, there is a growing global demand for a skilled workforce that can use it to address an array…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Teaching Methods, Barriers, Undergraduate Students
Rees, Amanda; Harwood, Marlena; Praley, Maggie; Wee, Bryan; Duster, Thomas – Geography Teacher, 2022
Space is the product of spatial and social relations (Massey 2005). Educators are constantly moving in and out of physical or virtual spaces in classrooms. In geography education particularly, space is integral to teaching and learning. For example, students situate spatial knowledge within social contexts to make sense of geographical concepts…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Geography, Electronic Learning
Thompson, Courtney M.; Bowlick, Forrest J. – Geography Teacher, 2022
Pandemic teaching during COVID-19 has further magnified the unsustainable and fraught nature of teaching across schools and universities worldwide (Singer 2020). The remote turn to emergency remote teaching (ERT)--so-called "Zoom University" (Martin et al. 2020)--brings with it immense challenges of access, equity, outreach, and mental…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Geography Instruction, COVID-19, Pandemics
Hungerford, Hilary B.; Thackeray, Susan L.; Smith, Anna-Lise – Geography Teacher, 2021
Public art installations are part of university campuses across the United States, and these installations can be useful in teaching important geographic concepts, skills, and geovisualization techniques. Using public on-campus art resources in geography classes can both enhance student learning of important geography content, themes, and…
Descriptors: Campuses, Introductory Courses, Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods
Cagalanan, Dominique; Whitesides, Clayton J. – Geography Teacher, 2021
The benefits of study abroad have been well documented. This paper presents a spring break international field trip to the Philippines that was organized as an optional one-credit lab course to be taken in conjunction with a full-semester three-credit geography course examining the relationship between forests and society. The field trip was to be…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Geography Instruction, Foreign Countries, College Students
Hungerford, Hilary; Krueger Enz, Molly – Geography Teacher, 2021
This article outlines a faculty-led, interdisciplinary study abroad program to Dakar, Senegal, in 2014 and 2016 sponsored by South Dakota State University (SDSU) and hosted by the West African Research Center (WARC). This article highlights in particular the contributions of Geography, Global Studies, and Francophone Studies to program design and…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Study Abroad, Foreign Countries
Bergeron, Susan J.; Green, Ronald S. – Geography Teacher, 2021
During the 2018-2019 academic year, the authors had the opportunity to begin work on a unique multi-year virtual heritage "Virtual Shikoku Pilgrimage" (VSP) project. The main goal of this project is to design and develop an immersive virtual landscape exploration platform that uses 3-D digital technologies, including the Unity video game…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Simulation, Cultural Awareness, Undergraduate Students
Bourque, Maggie; Hamerlinck, Jeffrey D. – Geography Teacher, 2021
This lesson plan describes the application of a photo essay technique for landscape interpretation in an interdisciplinary instructor-led international field course. This lesson is, in practice, a field-based exercise or learning activity that asks students to engage in three foundational approaches to place-based landscape reading:…
Descriptors: Photography, Interdisciplinary Approach, Field Trips, Experiential Learning
Constantinou, Stavros T.; Morrison-Beedy, Dianne – Geography Teacher, 2021
As the world becomes increasingly more interconnected and interdependent, it is a priority to expand approaches for students to learn within interdisciplinary environments so that students acquire a broader "team lens" needed for success in future employment and scholarship. Across the globe, part of the "common language"…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Nursing Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Sustainable Development
Alberts, Heike C.; Niendorf, Bruce D. – Geography Teacher, 2021
For several years, the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh partnered with a manufacturing company in Germany that is well known for its sustainable business practices and generates revenues in excess of 2 billion Euro annually. This partnership encompassed several programs, including providing training for the company's junior management in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interdisciplinary Approach, Partnerships in Education, Sustainability
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