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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
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
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
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
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
Page, Brian; Wee, Bryan; Chen, Yi-Chia; Schmit, Ayn – Geography Teacher, 2021
In 2011, the authors developed a new study abroad course in China as part of the University of Colorado Denver Global Study program. The program focused on short-term, intensive, international field study conducted during the three-week break period between the spring and summer semesters. The course, "Sustainability Along the Yangtze,"…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Environmental Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Water Pollution
Lane, K. Maria D.; Pedrick, Hayley; Mueller, Kristian – Geography Teacher, 2020
The University of New Mexico (UNM) is home to a robust Department of Geography & Environmental Studies (GES). With curricula and research programs that span both environmental studies and geographic information science, the department covers topics of local, regional, hemispheric, and global interest. And yet enrollment is on the decline, as…
Descriptors: Food, Teaching Methods, Geography Instruction, Departments
Carver, Evan H.; Collins, Sofia – Geography Teacher, 2020
Creativity is a valued trait across many disciplines, including business, education, math, and the arts, and has been positively associated with intelligence, self-esteem, and an increase in behavioral and emotional flexibility. However, creativity has proven difficult to precisely define, as is evidenced by its varying definitions between…
Descriptors: Creativity, Study Abroad, Films, Geography Instruction
Ratcliffe, Michael R. – Geography Teacher, 2019
"Place" is a central concept in geography. Geographers focus considerable attention on describing and understanding the nature of places and variations from one place to another. The collection of data and the measurement and analysis of the characteristics of a place requires that its boundaries are defined. How and where we draw…
Descriptors: Geographic Regions, Statistical Data, Geography Instruction, Experiential Learning
Barton, Karen S. – Geography Teacher, 2019
This work presents a new teaching module for understanding the geographical dimensions of historical events in Africa. This case study focuses in particular on the Joola shipwreck in Senegal in order to illustrate geographic areas of study including the rural-urban divide, colonial geopolitics, cultural diversity, and West Africa's physical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Geographic Concepts, College Instruction
Mathews, Adam J.; Flynn, K. Colton – Geography Teacher, 2018
Incorporation of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) technology in the classroom has quickly been adopted by instructors in geography and related disciplines because it provides an effective, low-cost, easy-to-use, and hands-on technique to reinforce geographic concepts (Brown 1999). The most frequently utilized GNSS is the Global…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Physical Geography, Geographic Information Systems, Experiential Learning
Berndtson, Rachel; Makanyama, Lorraine – Geography Teacher, 2018
Online tools provide creative and exciting opportunities for accessible and student-centered learning in higher education. Online formats are also lauded for their ability to make higher education more student-centered. The research presented in this article was conducted at a large-enrollment public research university that supplements its mostly…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Geography Instruction, Blended Learning, Teaching Methods
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