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Karkdijk, Jan; van der Schee, Joop A.; Admiraal, Wilfried F. – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2019
Geographical relational thinking is an important part of geographical thinking. This descriptive research was conducted to seek evidence on students' ability to establish geographical relationships which could help teachers to foster their geographical relational thinking. Sixty-nine small student groups from six secondary schools in the…
Descriptors: Geography, Spatial Ability, Secondary School Students, Problem Solving
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Kidman, Gillian – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2018
There is evidence indicating that students are rarely asked about what they want to learn, but when they are asked, the students readily identify topics of personal relevance with a hands-on component. They want topics that are curiosity-based and not knowledge based. This paper draws on data that gave voice to 199 students studying geography and…
Descriptors: Student Interests, Learner Engagement, Geography Instruction, Teacher Attitudes
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Lee, Dong-min – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2018
This study attempts to illuminate the recognition, reflection, development, and effects of geography teachers' attitudes toward regions around the world (ATRAWs) using Straussian grounded theory. A total of 194 concepts were categorized into 18 categories, and three types were identified. The findings of this study show that geography teachers…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Geography Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Knowledge Level
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Clausen, Søren Witzel – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2018
Weather formation and climate change is an important topic in the Danish geography curriculum. The curriculum requires both the student to acquire knowledge and skills, but also the personal development for active citizenship. This "dual perspective" might be a complex task to embrace for a teacher, but it is not well described in…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Foreign Countries
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Uhlenwinkel, Anke – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2017
"Young people on the global stage: their education and influence" is an EU-funded project that involves teachers and students from three European countries (Britain, Germany and Spain) and teachers from several African countries with a focus on The Gambia and Kenya. The main aim of the project is to promote an understanding of some of…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Teaching Methods, Environmental Education, Sustainability
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Bijsterbosch, Erik; van der Schee, Joop; Kuiper, Wilmad – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2017
Enhancing meaningful learning is an important aim in geography education. Also, assessment should reflect this aim. Both formative and summative assessments contribute to meaningful learning when more complex knowledge and cognitive processes are assessed. The internal school-based geography examinations of the final exam in pre-vocational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Secondary Education, Taxonomy
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Ho, Li-Ching; Seow, Tricia – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2017
This qualitative study examines how climate change scientific knowledge is framed and positioned within the Singapore and Philippines school curricula in relation to broader citizenship concepts and ideas. The findings reveal that climate change is taught in very different ways within both education systems. The Singapore case demonstrates the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Climate, Qualitative Research, Citizenship
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Anyanwu, Raymond; Le Grange, Lesley – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2017
Teachers play an important role in promoting climate change literacy in schools, but not much is known about which teacher characteristics significantly influence Geography teachers' climate change science literacy. The purpose of this study is to determine the influence of teachers' characteristics such as gender, age, qualification,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Characteristics, Climate, Geography
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Raselimo, Mohaeka – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2017
The issue of curriculum relevance has attracted attention of academics and the general public in Lesotho where there are social, economic, environmental and political challenges confronting the society. To address these challenges education, through various school subjects, is expected to play a pivotal role. However, there are concerns that the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Educational Policy, Course Descriptions
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Brooks, Clare – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2016
Geography teacher recruitment and retention is an important issue for the future of geography education. This Special Issue of "International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education" ("IRGEE") tackles this issue head on by focusing on geography teachers' narratives about their experiences of teaching geography, and…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Sustainability, Personal Narratives, Teaching Experience
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Dunn, Karen; Darlington, Ellie – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2016
The planned removal of "tiering" from the Geography examinations, which mark the end of compulsory schooling at age 16 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, means that students of all abilities will be expected to sit the same examination with the same content. However, the learning and preparation process will not necessarily be the…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Classroom Techniques, Secondary School Teachers, Geography Instruction
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Mitchell, David – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2016
This paper explores the controls and influences over geography teachers' curriculum making. A tension is identified between the teacher's agency to "make" a geography curriculum and a controlling social-economic climate of accountability, performance pressure and technological change which limits the teacher's agency. The paper argues…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Secondary School Teachers, High Schools
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Puttick, Steven – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2016
Teaching can be a hard job, and sustaining teachers throughout their career can be a challenge, facing pressure from performativity, increasing accountability, and increases in teacher workload. Geographical stories offer an important source of inspiration, helping to sustain teachers. Findings are presented from an ethnographic study of secondary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Secondary School Teachers, Ethnography
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Remmen, Kari Beate; Frøyland, Merethe – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2015
Follow-up activities after fieldwork are recommended, yet little research has been conducted in this area. This study investigates six cases of follow-up work carried out by three teachers and their students in three upper secondary schools in Norway. The data comprises video observations of teachers and students, instructional artifacts,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Teachers, Case Studies
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Lane, Rod – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2015
This paper reports the findings of a study designed to assess 16 experienced geography teachers' epistemological beliefs about learning and teaching and their awareness of common alternative conceptions held by students. The investigation forms part of a larger study exploring the ways in which experienced geography teachers use their knowledge of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography, Geography Instruction, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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