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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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Hermans, Mikaela; Korhonen, Johan – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2017
The aim of this study is to examine Finnish ninth graders' attitudes towards the consequences of climate change, their views on climate change mitigation and the impact of a set of selected predictors on their willingness to act in climate change mitigation. Students (N = 549) from 11 secondary schools participated in the questionnaire-based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Grade 9, Student Attitudes
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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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Mills, Reece; Tomas, Louisa; Lewthwaite, Brian – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2017
There are ongoing calls for research that identifies students' conceptions about geographical phenomena. In response, this study investigates junior secondary school students' (N = 95) conceptions about plate tectonics. Student response data was generated from semi-structured interviews-about-instances and a two-tiered multiple-choice test…
Descriptors: Junior High School Students, Plate Tectonics, Geography Instruction, Concept Formation
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Chang, Chew-Hung; Pascua, Liberty – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2016
Climate change is an important theme in the investigation of human-environment interactions in geographic education. This study explored the nature of students' understanding of concepts and processes related to climate change. Through semi-structured interviews, data was collected from 27 Secondary 3 (Grade 9) students from Singapore. The data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Climate, Secondary School Students, Grade 9
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Alkaher, Iris; Tal, Tali – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2016
This interpretive study identifies challenges of working with Bedouin and Jewish Israeli youth in two multicultural projects: education for sustainability and place-conscious education. It also describes the ways the adult project leaders addressed these challenges and their views on the effectiveness of their decisions. Participants comprised 16…
Descriptors: Jews, Minority Groups, Cognitive Style, Conservation (Environment)
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Schubert, Jan Christoph – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2015
Preconceptions are a crucial factor in the educational learning process. Hence, the investigation of preconceptions is important for learning and teaching in the field of geography. This study examines the preconceptions of 12- and 13-year-old students, regarding the major environmental problem of "desertification." The students'…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Content Analysis, Interviews, Student Attitudes
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Yang, Daihu; Wang, Ziying; Xu, Di; Deng, Zhenzhen – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2014
Although geographical fieldwork can be viewed as an integral component of geographical education, it fell out of favor in Chinese secondary schools in the recent past. However, the new junior high school geography standards established in 2001 stress the importance of conducting geographical fieldwork for students' learning of geography. Now…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Surveys
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Raselimo, Mohaeka; Irwin, Pat; Wilmot, Di – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2013
In this article, we analyse the Lesotho junior secondary geography curriculum document with the purpose of exploring the congruence between geography and environmental education. The study is based on a curriculum reform process introduced by the Lesotho Environmental Education Support Project (LEESP) in 2001. we draw theoretical insights from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Geography Instruction, Junior High Schools
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Lam, Chi Chung; Lai, Edith; Wong, Janice Lai Yin – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2012
This study attempted to investigate Hong Kong junior secondary students' conceptions of China before and after the 1997 handover of Hong Kong to China, with a view to finding out any changes in their conceptions, and if any, the factors that might have contributed to these changes. The study found that, over the years from 1997 to 2009, students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Junior High School Students, Student Attitudes
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Bar-Gal, B.; Sofer, S. – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2010
This research compares the official Israeli Ministry of Education's curriculum goals of studying geography with the perceptions of Israeli Jewish and Arab junior high school students who study the subject. In addition, the perceptions of Jewish and Arab students about the importance of studying geography are compared. In the first stage of…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Jews, Student Attitudes, Geography
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Wallin-Oittinen, Toini – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2004
The topic of the assignment for eighth-grade students was reporting on the forest fires in Indonesia in chronological order, from 26 August to 27 September 1997. The final stage of the assignment was composing a report in essay format. The goal of this presentation was to examine the historical interpretation of the events and to simultaneously…
Descriptors: Historical Interpretation, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Geometry