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Cho, Chul-Ki; Kim, Byung-Yeon; Stoltman, Joseph P. – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2022
This paper used content analysis to examine the way that animal identity and space were represented in South Korean world geography textbooks, from which it was found that animals were represented as being a passive result of the natural environment, objects worth preserving, and as a living bio-capital. It was concluded that these perspectives…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Animals, Textbook Content, Geography Instruction
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Al-Maamari, Saif Nasser – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2022
Based on international trends, Omani education policy increasingly charges schools with fostering active citizens who have good attributes to achieve a good future. In this article, I considered the relationship between global citizenship and geography education in Oman. In particular, the study focused on how those teachers perceive global…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Citizenship Education, Geography Instruction
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García Vinuesa, Antonio; Rui Mucova, Serafino Afonso; Azeiteiro, Ulisses M.; Meira Cartea, Pablo Ángel; Pereira, Mario – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2022
Climate change is the most serious environmental, social, and economic problem humanity is currently facing. Education is a fundamental pillar for societies in their efforts to address climate change, as stated in Article 12 of the Paris Agreement. In view of this imperative, the need to develop a Climate Change Education (CCE) plan that would be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Climate, Environmental Education, Knowledge Level
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Krause, Uwe; Béneker, Tine; van Tartwijk, Jan – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2022
Tasks are essential in fostering students' learning processes, and thinking skills are considered to be of central importance to learning. In order to analyse how tasks promote the development of thinking skills in school geography, we need an instrument that looks beyond a simple distinction between lower and higher order thinking. It should be…
Descriptors: Geography, Textbooks, Class Activities, Thinking Skills
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Scoarize, Matheus Maximilian Ratz; Contieri, Beatriz Bosquê; Delanira-Santos, Driele; Zanco, Bárbara Furrigo; Benedito, Evanilde – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2022
Environmental education aims to change the perception of people about the environment. Primary education (four to eleven years old) is a fundamental stage in the development of children's conduct, so enhancing learning of the environment in which they live is essential for them to start recognizing nature as part of their life. We tested students'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes
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Opoku, Foster – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2021
Although, a number of studies exists regarding students' experiences of Geography as a school subject, the gender differences in students' geographical knowledge and interests are rarely recognised. Drawing from the cognitive interest theory, and using a qualitative phenomenological design, this study explored the gender differences in the…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Geographic Concepts
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Teane, Florah Moleko – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2021
This article sheds light on how non-formal education was used as a tool to provide knowledge and skills for Manyeledi community members who are engaged in subsistence farming, to improve their crop yield. Manyeledi is a rural village in the North-West province, which, like most rural areas, is experiencing environmental degradation caused by the…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Agricultural Production, Agricultural Education, Rural Areas
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Sousa, Sara; Correia, Elisabete; Leite, Joana; Viseu, Clara – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2021
The main purpose of this research study is to explore higher education students' environmental knowledge, attitudes and behavior. To achieve this goal, a questionnaire was conducted among the students of a public higher education institution (HEI) in Portugal. Our findings result from 371 valid responses and allow us to conclude that most students…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Student Characteristics
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Schauss, Mareike; Sprenger, Sandra – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2021
The issue of uncertainty about climate change as transparently communicated by scientists is integral to climate research. Both concepts - the complexity and the uncertainty of projection data - make climate research an exciting field and confront the population with major challenges. The scientific consensus of anthropogenic climate change is…
Descriptors: Climate, High School Students, Knowledge Level, Scientific Principles
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Mogias, Athanasios; Boubonari, Theodora; Kevrekidis, Theodoros – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2021
This study aims to add to the mapping of the presence of ocean sciences issues in national curricula and textbooks worldwide, investigating the inclusion of ocean literacy principles and their fundamental concepts in Greek primary science textbooks according to the Ocean Literacy Framework. Content analysis was implemented in both textual and…
Descriptors: Oceanography, Marine Education, Geography Instruction, Environmental Education
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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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