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Trahorsch, Petr; Bláha, Jan D.; Kucerová, Silvie R. – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2020
Economic maps in school atlases are specific types of maps that represent extra-complex maps with multi-layer and fast-developing content over time. The objective of this article is to discuss a multi-stage curriculum in connection with the results of an assessment of the usability of economic maps by lower and upper secondary school students. The…
Descriptors: Usability, Geography Instruction, Atlases, Secondary School Students
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Healy, Grace; Walshe, Nicola – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2020
While Geographical information systems (GIS) are increasingly being seen in school geography classrooms, there remains significant reluctance among teachers to engage with the technology (e.g. Hong, 2017), as well as limited consideration of students' perspectives on GIS. In response to this, we have undertaken research to explore how a programme…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geographic Information Systems, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Cox, Marjolein; Elen, Jan; Steegen, An – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2020
Several challenges faced by humanity, such as the world food problem, migration flows or climate change, are all taught about in geography courses worldwide. Behind these challenges are complex systems consisting of several interrelated causes and consequences. In order to better understand these highly complex geographical systems, a systems…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Systems Approach, Thinking Skills, Spatial Ability
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Choe, Jin-Hyok; Kim, Chol-Hyok; Ri, Gwang-Ho – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2020
The purpose of this study is (1) to assess the level of environmental knowledge and attitudes of students in grade 1 to 3 of senior middle schools in Pyongyang, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, (2) to estimate whether the grade level and gender influence their environmental knowledge and attitudes or not, and (3) to research the relationship…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Environmental Education
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Scholten, Nina; Höttecke, Dietmar; Sprenger, Sandra – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2020
Teachers are confronted with multiple stimuli during instruction. To teach responsively, they must be able to identify and address classroom incidents that are critical for student learning. In the literature, the term "noticing" is used to refer to teachers' perception and interpretation of such incidents, as well as the associated…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Critical Incidents Method, Decision Making, Teaching Methods
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Till, Emma – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2020
Teachers working with younger pupils in schools often teach their pupils multiple subjects; therefore, the relationship that the individual teacher has with each subject area is likely to be significant. This paper reports on research which focused on the relationship that a sample of primary teachers working in England, has with geography. The…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Geography, Foreign Countries, Professional Identity
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Bosevska, Julie; Kriewaldt, Jeana – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2020
This study reports on how one whole-school community in Melbourne, Australia fosters sustainable education (SE). The initiatives and frameworks put in place within one independent school were investigated using an in-depth case study drawing on observations conducted over 12 months. Whole-school events and four focus classes, one from each stage…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Elementary Education, Secondary Education
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Lee, Dong-min – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2020
The purpose of this study was to interpret the meaning of geography teacher-researcher identities (GTRIs) using van Manen phenomenology. The raw data were obtained through in-depth interviews with nine South Korean geography teacher-researchers (GTRs). The meaningful and significant sentences and phrases were coded into 248 nodes and eventually…
Descriptors: Teacher Researchers, Geography Instruction, Foreign Countries, Professional Identity
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Eze, Emmanuel – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2020
This study examined students' and teachers' awareness of climate change and their willingness to adopt pro-environmental behaviour in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State Nigeria, using sociographical variables. Participants were drawn from Senior Secondary 1-3 students, as well as their teachers, all from secondary schools across the rural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Teachers, Knowledge Level
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Oda, Katsuhiko; Herman, Thomas; Hasan, Angela – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2020
This article reports on professional development in which twenty-four middle- or high-school teachers learned about integration of the Geographic Information System (GIS) in science or social science classes. We analyzed qualitative data obtained from the participants to examine two research questions. 1) What were the most relevant and useful…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy, Inservice Teacher Education, Faculty Development
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Nkoana, Elvis Modikela – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2020
Anthropogenic climate change caused by the release of excessive greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions into the atmosphere is the biggest challenge of the 21st century. Man-made climate change threatens the biosphere on which all forms of life depend. Climate change requires human effort to manage the impact of extreme events such as droughts, flooding,…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Climate, Risk, Student Attitudes
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Scoffham, Stephen – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2019
How children piece together their ideas about other nations, peoples and cultures is an important but under-researched area of geography education. This article reviews findings conducted in Western industrialised countries relating to primary school children's global awareness and the factors which influence their understanding. Differences…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Knowledge Level, Age Differences, Gender Differences
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Walsh, Lucas; Casinader, Niranjan – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2019
The higher degree of global mobility and connectivities within contemporary societies has led to increasing cultural diversity within school student cohorts. In turn, the human activities and interactions within the territories and boundaries of a school have become increasingly complex. During a 2017 study of how transcultural capabilities are…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Cultural Pluralism, Advanced Placement Programs, Cultural Differences
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Solís, Patricia; Huynh, Niem Tu; Huot, Philippe; Zeballos, Marcela; Ng, Astrid; Menkiti, Nwasinachi – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2019
This article explores an experimental effort to develop a short-term informal learning experience to achieve awareness, confidence and knowledge in geography and geospatial technologies related to environmental and climate change for all participants but particularly for female secondary learners. The intervention incorporated various elements to…
Descriptors: Females, High School Students, Climate, Ecology
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Collins, Larianne; Mitchell, Jerry T. – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2019
This article explores teacher training in geographic information system (GIS) and hopes to uncover the necessary elements required for long-term and sustained use of GIS in the K-12 classroom. A variety of models have been proposed for successful GIS professional development including long-term teacher training lasting up to a year in length. Our…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Geographic Information Systems, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography Instruction
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