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Moorman, Lynn; Djavaherpour, Hessam; Etemad, Katayoon; Samavati, Faramarz F. – Journal of Geography, 2021
A novel method to create a physicalization of Digital Earth resulted a new type of analogue and tactile geographic information system (GIS). The model was tested by students in Australia, who shared insights into how the model supported their learning about the concept of "overlay" while providing an interesting and engaging learning…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Spatial Ability, Geographic Information Systems, Foreign Countries
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Harte, Wendy – Journal of Geography, 2017
This study evaluated the efficacy of geospatial technology (GT) learning experiences in two geography curriculum courses to determine their effectiveness for developing preservice teacher confidence and preparing preservice teachers to incorporate GT in their teaching practices. Surveys were used to collect data from preservice teachers at three…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geographic Information Systems, Technology Integration, Learning Experience
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Lobo, Michele; Duffy, Michele; Witcomb, Andrea; Brennan-Horley, Chris; Kelly, David; Barry, Kaya; Bissell, David; Buckle, Caitlin; Cretney, Raven; Harada, Theresa; Fabian Hasna, Mohd; Kon-yu, Natalie; Shahani, Fatemeh; Sumartojo, Shanti; Van Holstein, Ellen; Wolifson, Peta – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2020
This article explores diverse ways of experiencing the city through an experimental field-based workshop supported by the Institute of Australian Geographers and this journal. The two-day methods practice workshop attracted 40 participants and aimed to train doctoral students and early career researchers in practices of observing, feeling,…
Descriptors: Geography, Workshops, Graduate Students, Researchers
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Lane, Rod; Catling, Simon – Journal of Geography, 2016
Climatic hazards are a key feature of life. It is vital that teachers are knowledgeable about these phenomena in order to develop their students' understanding of them. This study used a mixed methods approach to examine the accuracy and depth of preservice primary teachers' (n = 430) knowledge of tropical cyclones. The findings suggest that…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Accuracy, Knowledge Level, Natural Disasters
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Harte, Wendy; Reitano, Paul – Journal of Geography, 2016
The assessment task of the final course in a bachelor of secondary education program is examined for opportunities for preservice geography teachers to achieve the course aims of integrating, consolidating, applying, and reflecting on the knowledge and skills they have learned during their initial teacher education program. The results show that…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Geography Instruction, Inquiry, Task Analysis
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Bush, Drew; Sieber, Renee; Chandler, Mark A.; Sohl, Linda E. – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2019
Geography educators have long taught anthropogenic global climate change (AGCC) using geospatial data, visualizations, analysis tools and models. We examined the attitudes of teachers at secondary schools, research institutions, colleges and universities tasked with teaching using one such technology. We designed a seventeen-question online survey…
Descriptors: Climate, Change, Ecology, Teaching Methods
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Nursey-Bray, Melissa – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2019
The development of culturally and social inclusive curricula is an important aspect of teaching geography. In countries such as Australia with a history of colonial oppression and dispossession the need to acknowledge Indigenous history and peoples in teaching is vital. This paper reports on the lessons learned from being part of the Indigenous…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Curriculum Development, Geography Instruction, Indigenous Knowledge
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Cook, Brian Robert; Babon, Andrea – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2017
Active learning is increasingly promoted within institutions of higher education to assist students develop higher order thinking and link knowledge to meaning. In this paper, the authors evaluate the use of weekly online quizzes based on prescribed preparatory material as a tool to incentivize preparatory reading in order to enable and encourage…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Teaching Methods, Computer Assisted Testing, Student Evaluation
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Carter, Jennifer; Hollinsworth, David – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2017
Australian universities are increasingly embedding Indigenous content and perspectives within curriculum to promote Indigenous cultural competency. We present teaching challenges in an Indigenous geography course designed to present an engaged, intercultural learning experience. We critically reflect on student evaluations, informal discussions…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Indigenous Populations, Higher Education
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Whiley, Dona; Witt, Bradd; Colvin, R. M.; Sapiains Arrue, Rodolfo; Kotir, Julius – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2017
This paper chronicles the experience of academic staff in developing a course to enhance the critical thinking skills of environmental management undergraduates. We outline our considerations and process for course development, discuss insights from course evaluations, and reflect on the challenges encountered. We believe these perspectives will…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Skill Development, Environmental Education
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Graham, Marnie; McLean, Jessica; Read, Alexander; Suchet-Pearson, Sandie; Viner, Venessa – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2017
The flipped classroom approach, a form of blended learning, is currently popular in education praxis. Initial reports on the flipped classroom include that it offers opportunities to increase student engagement and build meaningful learning and teaching experiences. In this article, we analyse teacher and student experiences of a trial flipped…
Descriptors: Geography, Homework, Video Technology, Blended Learning
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Hay, Iain – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2017
Documentary films have often taken a pivotal role in strategies to internationalize (geography) curricula and classrooms, being used as a method of bringing the world to the classroom. These documentaries overwhelmingly take ethnographic form. Problematically, the documentary gaze is characteristically that of an outside film crew and narrator…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Autobiographies, Documentaries, Films
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Clark, Charlotte H.; Wilson, Benjamin P. – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2017
International partnerships between universities, facilitated by online pedagogies, have great potential to bring together students and teachers from widely differing backgrounds, cultures and locations to combine global perspectives and local relevance in the widely interdisciplinary subject area of geography. However, collaboration between…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Institutional Cooperation, Foreign Countries, Barriers
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Arrowsmith, Colin; Mandla, Venkata Ravibabu – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2017
Australia is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world. Since World War II, seven million immigrants from more than 150 countries have settled in Australia. Since that time, Federal governmental changes to its policies on immigration has recognized the importance of cultural diversity in its population. Educational institutions…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Equal Education
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Kerski, Joseph J.; Demirci, Ali; Milson, Andrew J. – Journal of Geography, 2013
This study analyzes the status of GIS in schools in thirty-three countries and proposes recommendations for advancing the implementation and effectiveness of GIS in secondary education from an international perspective. Thirty-three countries have been evaluated in the study to assess the global landscape of educational GIS by analyzing how GIS is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography, Geography Instruction, Geographic Information Systems
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