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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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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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Al-Nofli, Mohammed Abdullah – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2018
Since the publication of "Geography for Life: National Geography Standards" in the United States (Geography Education Standards Project, 1994), it has been widely used to develop quality curriculum materials for what students should know and able to do in geography. This study compared geography content taught in Omani public schools…
Descriptors: Geography, Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Content Analysis
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Lane, Rod; Bourke, Terri – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2017
A recent editorial in International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education (IRGEE) highlighted an opportunity for the inclusion of geography as a subject in the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) tests. At present, TIMSS tests only encompass mathematics and physical sciences. The IRGEE editors encouraged…
Descriptors: International Assessment, Geography Instruction, Educational Opportunities, Research Projects
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Bourke, Terri; Lane, Rod – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2017
An initial call by the editors of International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education prompted a study about the inclusion of geography in the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) tests. This study found that the geography education community were overwhelmingly in favour of such a move, believing that the…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Geography, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Harrison, Neil – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2017
Geography is about the places that make up the world. A key focus of the new geography curriculum in Australia is on different ways of finding knowledge about those places. Yet there is limited demonstration in the curriculum and its elaborations of just how students might understand those places outside the realm of their own experience. In…
Descriptors: Empathy, Teaching Methods, Geography Instruction, Cultural Awareness
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Jefferson, Galeano Martínez; Ciro, Parra Moreno; Méndez Sánchez, Maria Andrea – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2017
The Bogotá River is one of the most contaminated bodies of water in Colombia and in the world. It originates in Guacheneque Páramo (Villapinzón, Cundinamarca) in the centre of the country and runs 336 kilometres before joining the Magdalena River. Along its course, the river receives the sewage of approximately 20.9% of Columbia's population. The…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Teaching Methods, Intervention, Foreign Countries
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Lee, Jongwon; Catling, Simon – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2016
There has been much research into the nature and uses of school geography textbooks as teaching resources, yet the perceptions of their authors have been neglected. This study investigated the perspectives of a sample of authors of English primary and secondary school geography textbooks on their experiences as textbook authors. It enquired into…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbook Preparation, Geography, Authors
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Karolcík, Štefan; Cipková, Elena; Mázorová, Henrieta – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2016
This survey focused on the analysis of opinions and attitudes expressed by Geography teachers participating in the national project called "Modernization of the Educational Process in Elementary and Secondary School", in selected training centres in Slovakia during 2008-2013. The main objective of the course was innovation and…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration, Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Kozak, Stephanie L.; Dobson, Jerome E.; Wood, Joseph S. – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2015
Does geography have an American constituency? Setbacks for the discipline at all levels of education over the past 65 years would suggest that geography is universally unpopular in the United States, but is that really true? The American Geographical Society (AGS) polled adult US residents on their understanding of the discipline itself and…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Adults, Public Opinion
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Gillette, Brandon – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2015
Place-name geography, as it is sometimes called, is merely the tip of the iceberg in a field that aims to understand people and places and their interactions with the environment. Geography is also the study of spatial distributions and interpreting what they mean. This review lays out the definition of the nature of science as it relates to…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Models, Science Education
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Bednarz, Sarah Witham; Heffron, Susan Gallagher; Solem, Michael – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2014
The purpose of this article is to examine how geography is represented and positioned in primary and secondary (referred to here as K-12) education in the United States through a critical analysis of the content and implementation of the National Geography Standards, "Geography for Life." We begin by providing context on the organization…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Futures (of Society), Course Content, Curriculum
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Boyes, Eddie; Stanisstreet, Martin; Skamp, Keith; Rodriguez, Manuel; Malandrakis, Georgios; Fortner, Rosanne W.; Kilinc, Ahmet; Taylor, Neil; Chhokar, Kiran; Dua, Shweta; Ambusaidi, Abdullah; Cheong, Irene Poh-Ai; Kim, Mijung; Yoon, Hye-Gyoung – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2014
Previous studies have shown that there is what has been called a "gap" between environmental knowledge and a willingness to act in a pro-environmental manner. For the individual, this gap is probably the result of the huge complexity of factors that affect behaviour. The way in which this "gap" is sometimes identified in the…
Descriptors: Transportation, Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment), Climate
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Al-Nofli, Mohammed Abdullah – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2014
Very few studies have been conducted on students' definitions of geography. The purpose of the present study was to add to the existing literature by exploring Omani students' definitions of geography. Participants were 477 students of grade 6 (ages 11-12) and grade 10 (ages 15-16) in one school district in Oman. They had been taught geography…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Geography, Map Skills
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Tani, Sirpa – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2014
The article investigates the status of geography education in the Finnish national curricula from the 1970s until today. Conceptions of teaching, learning and change in society are traced through curriculum texts; in addition, the ways in which these are applied in the subject-specified aims and content of the geography curriculum are explored.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Geography, Educational History
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