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Karkdijk, Jan; van der Schee, Joop A.; Admiraal, Wilfried F. – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2019
Geographical relational thinking is an important part of geographical thinking. This descriptive research was conducted to seek evidence on students' ability to establish geographical relationships which could help teachers to foster their geographical relational thinking. Sixty-nine small student groups from six secondary schools in the…
Descriptors: Geography, Spatial Ability, Secondary School Students, Problem Solving
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Cox, Marjolein; Elen, Jan; Steegen, An – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2019
An increasing interconnectedness of people and goods enhances the complexity of many geographical problems. For students to understand geography, systems thinking is a promising approach. It helps to understand increasing complexity by looking at the entire system and at the interconnectedness between the elements in the system. In order to…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, High School Students, Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Wi, Andy – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2019
A good climate change education policy should focus not only on education but encourage the participation of both the citizens and the government. The author interviewed policy makers, grassroots leaders and the citizens and found that this interaction between the government (top-down) and the citizens (bottom-up) is sorely missing, which results…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Climate, Change, Educational Policy
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Lane, Rod; Bourke, Terri – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2019
There are more than 700 articles exploring assessment in geography education. However, these papers vary in the degree to which recommendations and conclusions are based on research evidence. Globally, evidence-based practice is being prioritised, making it essential to understand exactly what the empirical research around this topic is saying. A…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Evidence Based Practice, Geography, Student Evaluation
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Huckle, John – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2019
Geographical knowledge is powerful if it is critical and empowering. This article develops this argument with reference to the philosophy of knowledge and Laura Wheelahan's advocacy of critical realism as the philosophical strand of her social realist curriculum theory. While the GeoCapabilities Project has drawn on the sociological strand of that…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Realism, Educational Philosophy, Teacher Role
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Wee, Bryan; Mason, Hillary; Abdilla, Jason; Lupardus, Randi – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2018
This study explored educators' perceptions of green school practices in the USA using an online survey to address the larger issue of what it means to be "green" in an educational context. A total of 93 green schools from 27 states in the USA returned a completed survey. SPSS was used to analyze educators' perceptions of green school…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Environmental Education, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education
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Kidman, Gillian – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2018
There is evidence indicating that students are rarely asked about what they want to learn, but when they are asked, the students readily identify topics of personal relevance with a hands-on component. They want topics that are curiosity-based and not knowledge based. This paper draws on data that gave voice to 199 students studying geography and…
Descriptors: Student Interests, Learner Engagement, Geography Instruction, Teacher Attitudes
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Nguyen, Thao Phuong – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2018
There is no universal model of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD); each country thus has to define its own sustainability and education priorities and actions. However, literature on ESD has mostly focused on case studies in Western countries; therefore, the consonance when applying ESD models of Western nations in developing ones needs…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Sustainable Development, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Genc, Murat; Genc, Tulin; Rasgele, Pinar Goc – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of nature-based education on the attitudes of 7th grade students towards the environment and living organisms as well as to assess the affective tendency of this education on the students. The study was carried out with 30 7th grade students at an elementary school. For this purpose, scales…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Outdoor Education, Student Attitudes, Grade 7
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Yang, Daihu – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2018
Geographical education has been primarily centering on curriculum, teaching and learning, research about the images that students perceive of the geographer is under presented. Missing out on such research is akin to losing a piece integral to a whole mosaic pattern. Drawing on previous approach, this study explored students' images of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Junior High School Students, Student Attitudes, Freehand Drawing
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Brooks, Clare – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2018
In this paper, I report on a review of over 400 master's level dissertations in geography education completed since 1968 at the UCL Institute of Education, London. The aim of this review is to understand how the field of geography education has been understood and problematised by practitioners within the field. Unlike the Road Map Report on…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Foreign Countries, Masters Theses
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Carrera, Carlos Carbonell; Perez, Jose Luis Saorin; Cantero, Jorge de la Torre – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2018
In the field of geographical and environmental education, maps and geo-referenced information are frequently used, in which the earth's surfaces are represented in a two-dimensional (2D) way. Students have difficulty interpreting the relief representation and switching between 2D and 3D scenarios. Digital terrain modelling is added to the…
Descriptors: Usability, Visualization, Teaching Methods, Maps
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Farias, Luciana A.; Silva, Jailson A.; Colagrande, Elaine A.; Arroio, Agnaldo – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2018
This present study was aimed at analyzing the environmental perception of teachers from two Brazilian public schools located on opposite shores of a socio-environmentally vulnerable area by means of drawings as well as the data collected from questionnaires. The 2010 Brazilian Census reported that nearly 2.7 million people live in such conditions…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Public School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Kuisma, Merja – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2018
This study aimed at modifying a teaching and learning model for a geographic inquiry to enhance both the subject-related skills of geography and so-called twenty-first century skills in middle-school students (14-15 years old). The purpose of this research is to extend our understanding of the user experiences concerning certain tools for learning…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Interviews, Student Attitudes, Geography
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Cheung, Yannes Tsz-Yan; Chow, Cheuk-Fai; So, Winnie Wing-Mui – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2018
To educate a sustainable future, a train-the-trainer (TTT) approach was adopted to train student teachers (STs) from a teacher education institute to be green ambassadors (GAs) in an environmental education (EE) programme with the aim of promoting plastic waste recycling among primary school pupils. The design of the TTT course for the GAs not…
Descriptors: Recycling, Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment), Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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