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Al Balushi, Hana M.; Ambusaidi, Abdullah K. – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2023
The objective of this research is to consider the self-reported environmental attitudes and behaviours of Omani students and identify the factors that determine them. This research aims to explore the current environmental education curriculum in Oman. Specifically, this research is designed to identify school-related factors that might influence…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Measurement Techniques
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Piotrowska, Iwona; Abramowicz, Dawid; Cichon, Malgorzata; Sypniewski, Jakub – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2023
The COVID-19 pandemic, which has swept around the world since the beginning of 2020, has had a significant impact on education. Overnight, there has been a transition from traditional to distance learning. Both teachers and students of all types and levels of education had to face a new, unknown reality for which, in the vast majority, they were…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Geography Instruction, Foreign Countries, COVID-19
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Morote, Álvaro-Francisco; Olcina, Jorge; Hernández, María – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2023
The main natural risk in the Mediterranean region is flooding. Therefore, in Spain, explaining this issue in Primary Education classrooms of Social Sciences should be a priority and is established as such in the current curriculum. The aims of this study are to carry out an analysis of the contents on flood risk included in the Social Science…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Geography Instruction, Foreign Countries, Social Sciences
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Konstantakatos, Gerasimos; Galani, Lia – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2023
This study presents the findings from the literature review of 30 empirical research articles on the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Geographic and Environmental Education published in the last decade (2010-2020). Using systematic review methodology, we recorded and synthesized current knowledge from the literature on how the use of…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Geographic Information Systems, Teaching Methods, Research Reports
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Hickman, James – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2023
Spatial thinking is an integral skill for geography students to develop. Whilst many spatial competencies have been identified by researchers, and the merits of GIS seemingly ubiquitous in the published literature, little work has been done into how students' spatial thinking skills can be assessed. Therefore, further investigation into the…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Geographic Information Systems, Skill Development, Competence
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Rawlings Smith, Emma; Rushton, Elizabeth A. C. – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2023
Globally, teacher educators work in contexts which are shaped and informed by persistent policy reform and global environmental crises which we argue, combine to create a professional life that is volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA). Through a case study of geography teacher educators (GTEs) based in England, we explore the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Professional Identity, Teacher Role
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Anunti, Henna; Pellikka, Anne; Vuopala, Essi; Rusanen, Jarmo – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2023
This study examines digital story mapping as a pedagogical tool in the in the context of sustainability education with high school students and pre-service teachers. The study focuses on finding out how participants used geomedia as a source of geographic information and in presenting geographic information on story maps, comparing self- and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Story Telling, Maps, Sustainability
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Pozo-Muñoz, Mª Paz; Martín-Gámez, Carolina; Velasco-Martínez, Leticia C. – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2023
Water care and aquatic ecosystems play a fundamental role in the health and sustainable development of our society. From this perspective, education and water culture are key elements for increasing environmental awareness of the socio-environmental problems and risks associated with the sustainable use and management of water resources. The aim…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Water, Elementary School Students, Sustainability
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Heidari, Neli; Sebastian Feser, Markus; Scholten, Nina; Schwippert, Knut; Sprenger, Sandra – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2023
Academic language in geography education has attracted attention due to the increasing linguistic heterogeneity in most classrooms. Considering that subject-specific language differs from the language students use in their everyday lives, language-aware geography education contributes to addressing subject-specific language demands. However, there…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Geography, Literature Reviews
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Nadeem, Obaidullah; Nawaz, Mariyum – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2023
The main aim of this study is to assess university students' perceptions of climate change (CC) and sustainable development (SD). It also reviews existing curricula of various degree programs and obtains students' opinion on how to integrate these concepts into the curricula and improve teaching methods and students' learning. In total, 400…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Climate, Change
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Maude, Alaric – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2023
This paper discusses how geography's disciplinary ways of thinking can equip teachers "to organize deep geographical learning" about sustainable development in their students. These ways of thinking are based on the subject's core concepts, and the ones selected for discussion in this paper are environment, interconnection and place. The…
Descriptors: Geography, Sustainable Development, Teaching Methods, Concept Formation
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Kriewaldt, Jeana; Lee, Shu Jun – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2023
Preparing school teachers goes beyond equipping them with instrumental knowledge of curriculum, pedagogy, and experiences of how this can be enacted in practice. They must be prepared to understand and encompass compelling social issues of justice, equity, and sustainability. To do this they need to understand pressing environmental issues as a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Knowledge Level, Environmental Education
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Roberts, Margaret – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2023
Michael Young's concept of "powerful knowledge" has received widespread attention from many in geographical education. I use the claims Young has made about powerful knowledge as a starting point for considering how pedagogic practices could contribute to making geographical education powerful. I present three sets of pedagogic…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Learning Activities
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Muller, Johan – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2023
This paper traces the sociological roots of the 'knowledge turn' and a concept centrally identified with it, 'powerful knowledge', beginning with the work of Basil Bernstein which was subsequently elaborated in a wide range of contexts-of-use in the broad field of curriculum studies. The paper distinguishes different reasons educators have for…
Descriptors: Teachers, Faculty, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Instruction
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Bagoly-Simó, Péter – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2023
For decades, geography has claimed to be the school subject with a unique and powerful contribution to Environmental Education and, subsequently, Education for Sustainable Development. Empirical evidence seems to support this agenda showcasing that geographical knowledge, defined as human-environment interaction, can better equip students with the…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Sustainable Development, Futures (of Society), Environmental Education
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