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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
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
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
Whitesides, Clayton J.; Cagalanan, Dominique; Graham, Hannah; Hall, Ava; Kuiken, Reanna; McCullough, Thomas; Rogers, Billie – Geography Teacher, 2021
In this study, the authors set out to explore the short-term, faculty-led geography study abroad opportunities offered by institutions of higher education in the United States, whether they are offered with a partnering discipline, and how easy (or difficult) it is for undergraduate students to find information about them. Using the 2018-2019…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Interdisciplinary Approach, Undergraduate Students, College Students
Dugas, Daniel P.; Morgan, Eric – Geography Teacher, 2021
Beginning in 2015, New Mexico State University's Office of Study Abroad, Faculty-Led International Program (FLIP) encouraged teachers to create a two-course/cross-disciplinary experience for students. During the summers of 2016 and 2018 the teachers conducted two-week FLIP trips to locations in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Interdisciplinary Approach, Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction
Walsh-Dilley, Marygold; Vaquera-Vasquez, Santiago – Geography Teacher, 2021
Offered through the Honors College at the University of New Mexico, Conexiones-Ecuador is an explicitly interdisciplinary study abroad program around the theme of "Food, Sovereignty, and Development." In an immersive language and cultural studies experience, students live with host families, take Spanish language classes at the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, College Students, Cultural Awareness
Whalen, Philip; Cagalanan, Dominique – Geography Teacher, 2021
In this article, the authors discuss a hybrid program that included a ten-day interdisciplinary study abroad trip to France, followed by ten days of online learning. Students were recruited from across the university through campus-wide marketing and recruiting events, but the majority of the students who enrolled were those majoring in one or…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, History Instruction, Heritage Education, Historic Sites
McNally, Alison – Geography Teacher, 2020
The author, an instructor of lower division general education (G.E.) geography courses, describes how to incorporate high-impact practices into courses that allow for experiential and project-based learning. Often, these experiences can be framed through a service learning component, which provides students an opportunity to partner with the local…
Descriptors: Water Quality, Learner Engagement, Service Learning, Learning Activities
Hazen, Helen; Hamann, Hillary – Geography Teacher, 2020
Field study--in the form of field trips, fieldwork, or field courses--is identified as a core element of geographic education and training (Speights-Binet and Gamble 2009). By involving place-based, active, and experiential learning, field study is cited as an example of a High-Impact Educational Practice. Common assessment products used in field…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Verbal Tests, Field Experience Programs, History Instruction
Briwa, Robert; Wetherholt, William – Geography Teacher, 2020
Map literacy is a key goal of geographic education learning outcomes. Geography classrooms develop map literacy through practicing map skills (Sandford 1986; Hanus and Havelková 2019). One area where map skills pedagogy is deficient is in teaching the analysis and interpretation of maps as inherently political objects, with bias and latent meaning…
Descriptors: Cartography, Introductory Courses, Geography Instruction, Map Skills
Jones, Richard C.; Bagheri, Nazgol – Geography Teacher, 2019
This exercise introduces students to the observation that warming is unequal at the level of regions and countries, helps them analyze why this is so, and encourages reflection on actions by specific countries. In addition, students will uncover the relative roles of methane and carbon dioxide in local warming, the role of greenhouse gas emissions…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Climate, Environmental Education
Mitchell, Jerry; Collins, Larianne – Geography Teacher, 2018
Much of what makes geography exciting and relevant is the fact that the "field" surrounds us: Our homes, neighborhoods, cities, states, and world each provide spaces, places, and landscapes to read and analyze. The space around us offers a multitude of opportunities to "do" geography. Fieldwork is arguably a cornerstone of the…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Introductory Courses, Study Abroad, Course Descriptions
Chaney, Philip L.; Doukopoulos, Lindsay – Geography Teacher, 2018
Sustainability is an important topic of discussion in geography as society faces increasing challenges from depletion of natural resources and degradation of the natural environment (Yates 2012; Goudie 2013). A primary goal of educators is to prepare students to address complex issues such as these in their personal lives and professional careers.…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Geography Instruction, Active Learning, Water
Tokosh, Joe – Geography Teacher, 2017
Teaching approaches in economic geography traditionally cover the effects of deindustrialization on the landscape but offer less insight into the development of services as a prominent sector, because of the longer histories of manufacturing and industrial economies (Moore and Hunt 2016). Incorporating services into economic geography curricula…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Lesson Plans, Class Activities
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