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Monk, Janice; Fortuijn, Joos Droogleever; Raleigh, Clionadh – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2004
This Symposium integrates quantitative and qualitative information to assess the representation of women in academic geography in The Netherlands, Catalonia, Hungary and Singapore. It offers comparative commentary on the situation in the United States and additionally a focus on the experiences of a group of women geographers of colour in Canada,…
Descriptors: Gender Bias, Foreign Countries, Geography, Females
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Mains, Susan P. – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2004
Undergraduate geography courses provide a significant entry way into representing and challenging dominant images of places and identities. Teaching geography in the Caribbean raises significant issues in terms of providing materials that explore representations of places and topics that are grounded in the region, while also moving beyond…
Descriptors: Human Geography, Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Geography Instruction
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Smith, Fiona – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2004
This paper explores the results of an 18-month study at Brunel University that aimed to explain the significant gendered differences in academic performance amongst geography students. Male students are doing considerably less well than their female peers, being awarded far fewer first class and upper second class degrees, a phenomenon that cannot…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Academic Achievement, Geography
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Carver, Steve; Evans, Andy; Kingston, Richard – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2004
The development and testing of a Web-based GIS e-learning resource is described. This focuses on the application of GIS for siting a nuclear waste disposal facility and the associated principles of spatial decision-making using Boolean and weighted overlay methods. Initial student experiences in using the system are analysed as part of a research…
Descriptors: Geography, Democracy, Nuclear Energy
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Powell, William E. – Journal of Geography, 1982
The most common igneous minerals and their diagnostic properties, which the author considers the most significant and pragmatic aspect of igneous geology for physical geography students, are discussed. The nature of igneous geology is also examined. (RM)
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geology, Higher Education, Physical Geography
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Collins, Charles O.; Sawyer, Corinne Holt – Journal of Geography, 1984
Television is an important source of geographic perceptions held by college students. How the television series M*A*S*H can be used to help students learn regional geography is discussed. M*A*S*H uses regional imagery, place-name stereotyping, and regional personality characterization. (RM)
Descriptors: Geographic Regions, Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Introductory Courses
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Gould, Peter R. – Journal of Geography, 1983
A geographical exercise becomes more meaningful and more fun if we feel we can contribute to it in some way. Three map exercises that get college students to participate in a beginning human geography course are presented. (SR)
Descriptors: Cartography, Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Human Geography
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Austin, Robert F. – Journal of Geography, 1984
Having students make an everyday atlas, a collection of maps, generally of a small area, that illustrates features of particular local interest, is a good way to introduce them to the methods and materials of geography. How to make an atlas is discussed. Two examples are described. (RM)
Descriptors: Atlases, Cartography, Geography Instruction, Higher Education
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Tuan, Yi-Fu – Journal of Geography, 1983
Orientation is a deeply felt human need that can be used to interest students in geography. It can develop spatial competence and introduce topics in social geography. (AM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Human Geography
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Libbee, Michael; Young, Dennis – Journal of Geography, 1983
Research suggests that good writers differ from poor writers. Teachers who develop prewriting exercises, emphasize multiple draft assignments, help the student think about revision, and evaluate the product can help undergraduates write and think more clearly. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Prewriting, Skill Development
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Hawkins, Michael L.; Larkins, A. Guy – Journal of Geography, 1983
A seven-lesson unit was developed to improve school map knowledge and practical map skills in primary children. The unit activities can also be modified for kindergarten children. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Geographic Concepts, Geography Instruction, Lesson Plans
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Branson, Margaret S. – Journal of Geography, 1983
People in the developing world worry about the shrinkage of forests and the scarcity of firewood. An international team of geographers assessed desertification and prepared a map. Students can analyze a simplified map and answer questions that will help them understand desertification. (AM)
Descriptors: Depleted Resources, Developing Nations, Fuel Consumption, Geography Instruction
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King, Chris – Journal of Geography, 1983
A transparent, three-dimensional island or hill on which contours have been drawn may be shown as a two-dimensional contoured map using an overhead projector. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Geography Instruction, Maps, Overhead Projectors
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O'Brien, Arnold L. – Journal of Geography, 1982
Presents a dynamic diagram designed for use in introductory college geography and geology classes to illustrate the processes which form the earth's crust. (AM)
Descriptors: Diagrams, Geography Instruction, Geology, Higher Education
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Goff, James F. – Journal of Geography, 1982
Describes how orientation maps can be incorporated into geographic slide lectures to keep students mindful of spatial relationships. (AM)
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Lecture Method, Maps
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