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Hong, Jung Eun; Loux, Taylor; Huh, Sojung; Jo, Injeong – Geography Teacher, 2022
Discussions are one of the activity types that help students build their content-related background knowledge, understanding, and concepts through various communication approaches. Students express and share their perspectives and ideas with other students through a small- or large-group discussion. The formats of discussions may vary; they may be…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Human Geography, Learning Activities, Secondary School Curriculum
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
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
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
Moorman, Lynn; Cerney, Dawna; Gielstra, Dianna; Foster, Ellen; Villa Cerveny, Niccole – Geography Teacher, 2021
GeoCamp Iceland is a local program designed in Iceland to provide "field-based educational experiences dedicated to increasing knowledge through practical and active learning" in subjects related to earth science and renewable energy (Morrill and Waite 2019). Since 2015, NCGE has partnered with GeoCamp Iceland to offer an in-service,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Earth Science, Energy Conservation
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
Myles, Colleen C.; Baltzly, Vaughn Bryan – Geography Teacher, 2021
The study abroad program described in this article aims to create an integrated learning experience by pairing the geographer's sense (and appreciation) of place and space with the environmental ethicist's dedication to (and interrogation of the practice of) valuing and preserving places and spaces--both of which are explored through the lens of…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Study Abroad, Geography Instruction, Ethical Instruction
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