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Lee, Jongwon; Catling, Simon; Kidman, Gillian; Bednarz, Robert; Krause, Uwe; Martija, Andoni Arenas; Ohnishi, Koji; Wilmot, Di; Zecha, Stefanie – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2021
Like all school textbooks, geography textbooks are authored. Almost all textbook research in and beyond geography has neglected their authors. This questionnaire-based multinational research project investigated the perceptions of 71 primary and secondary school geography textbook authors from seven countries in five continents. Though not…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Textbooks, Authors, Elementary Secondary Education
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Gouramanis, Chris; MoralesRamirez, Carlos Alberto – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2021
The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction develops and implements strategies to reduce disaster risks and can be used as a pedagogical tool to improve knowledge of natural hazards. From an early age, individuals can contribute positively to natural hazard mitigation and this is supported by research conducted in schools in countries like…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Natural Disasters, Risk Management, Undergraduate Students
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Opoku, Foster; Serbeh, Richard; Amoah, Ebenezer Gyampoh – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2021
This paper examines the factors accounting for students' predilection or aversion for school Geography. The paper draws on data from 116 students (aged 14-19 years) sampled from three public Senior High Schools (SHSs) in the Offinso Municipality of the Asante Region, Ghana. We employed the a posteriori inductive reduction model to derive broad and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Student Attitudes, Student Interests
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Golightly, Aubrey – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2021
In problem-based learning (PBL), collaboration and productive interactions among group members are not spontaneous processes. One way to support students in PBL is to integrate self- and peer assessment to assess group members' contribution to solving the problem. The purpose of this case study was to determine the perceptions of Bachelor of…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Peer Evaluation, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Case Studies
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Wu, Jing; Otsuka, Yoshiki – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2021
As human-induced climate change rapidly increases, information about climate change permeates each aspect of society. This study examines how learning sources pertaining to climate change influence self-reported pro-climate behaviour in adolescents. Cross-tabulation method, combined with correspondence analysis, has been conducted on data obtained…
Descriptors: Climate, Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment), Student Behavior
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Mejía Ávila, Doris; Sánchez Agámez, Carlos; Soto Barrera, Viviana Cecilia – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2021
A pilot test for the design and construction of digital lessons for integrated social science teaching is presented in this study. Combing conventional texts, applications made with Google Earth, and images from the web, three lessons for the sixth grade were created: (1) Evolution of Man, (2) Physical Geography of the Earth, and (3) Pre-Columbian…
Descriptors: Material Development, Multimedia Materials, Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Spurná, Michaela; Knecht, Petr; Svobodová, Hana – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2021
The geography curriculum at primary and secondary schools in Czechia is undergoing a revision. This study aims to identify aspects of the current curriculum that may assist in the formulation of recommendations in the revised curriculum. We use a deductive content analysis approach based on Catling's typology of perspectives on geography…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Educational Change, Curriculum Development
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Rey-Goyeneche, Jennifer A.; Alexander, Patrick – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2021
By analysing an academic exhibition on the Amazon region made by Year 5 children from an Oxford-based primary school, this qualitative study explores the ways that children perceive a representation of a natural environment geographically distant from their home context. The phenomenographic analysis of written and visual documentary sources…
Descriptors: Environment, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Exhibits
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Puttick, Steven; Warren-Lee, Nicola – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2021
This paper explores geography mentors' written lesson observation feedback by analysing data from across a one-year Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programme delivered through a university-school partnership in England, asking two main questions: in what ways is geography/geographical knowledge discussed in written lesson observation feedback…
Descriptors: Written Language, Feedback (Response), Geography Instruction, Secondary Education
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Gugssa, Mulugeta Awayehu; Aasetre, Jorund; Debele, Meskerem Lechissa – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2021
For the majority of Ethiopian students, textbooks are their first and sometimes the only initial exposure to books and readings. Teachers also heavily depend on textbooks to structure and deliver daily lessons. Guided by the belief in the ability of textbooks to affect pupils' environmental behaviour and attitude, we carried out this content…
Descriptors: Textbook Content, Textbooks, Elementary School Curriculum, Primary Education
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De Miguel González, Rafael – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2021
The Commission on Geographical Education of the International Geographical Union has stated along their history different documents that serve as a reference on how to carry out the teaching and learning of geography at schools, called the International Charters on Geographical Education. The preliminary documents to the first Charter were founded…
Descriptors: International Education, Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Educational History
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Agirreazkuenaga, Leire; Martinez, Pedro Manuel – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2021
This study aimed to analyse and understand the perception about Education for Sustainability from the perspective of secondary school students in the Basque Autonomous Community by means of a qualitative methodological strategy. Specifically, the study was conducted in four educational centres with a total of 39 students, through discussion groups…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Environmental Education, Sustainability
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Bowers, Alison W.; Creamer, Elizabeth G. – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2021
Our world faces a range of environmental problems directly linked to or exacerbated by human actions and choices. Environmental education (EE) is one tool that can create a more environmentally literate citizenry. EE research contains numerous studies examining whether or not EE programs are achieving certain outcomes, yet research on the…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Environmental Education, Teaching Methods, Outcomes of Education
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Hofmann, Jan – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2021
The dual factual and ethical dimension of learning in geography calls for consideration of how pupils in schools handle this complexity and how teachers might promote the development of ethical decision-making skills in the geography classroom. Proceeding from, and taking a new theoretical approach to, intuitive ethics, this article demonstrates…
Descriptors: Game Based Learning, Ethical Instruction, Decision Making, Secondary School Students
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Sáenz de Tejada Granados, Carlota; Santo-Tomás Muro, Rocío; Rodríguez Romero, Eva J. – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2021
The needs and group practices of adolescents have great impact on public spaces. Further understanding how and why they value certain environments is instrumental to better integrate their perspective in the design and management of our landscapes, as well as in raising environmental awareness and fostering sustainable attitudes and practices. We…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Secondary School Students, Suburban Schools, Preferences
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