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Scholten, Nina; Sprenger, Sandra – Journal of Geography, 2020
In supporting their students' learning in the classroom, noticing is an important professional skill for teachers, encompassing perceiving and interpreting relevant incidents, as well as ad hoc decision-making. While noticing is an established research topic in other domains, it remains largely neglected in relation to the geography teacher. The…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Decision Making, Expertise
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Weiss, Günther – Journal of Geography, 2017
This article reports on the possibilities and challenges of starting problem-oriented learning in geography lessons. The article focuses on the features of motivating problems, because one of the essential functions of the problem to start with is to animate learners to solve it. The analysis of various introductions to problem-oriented learning…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students
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Fögele, Janis; Luber, Laura; Mehren, Rainer – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2020
Despite numerous efforts to improve geographical teacher training, student teachers often develop inert theoretical knowledge during their studies. Teachers' deeply rooted implicit orientations concerning geography classes, which are important for future classroom practice and professional learning at university, are a major reason for the theory…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Theory Practice Relationship, Teacher Education
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Höhnle, Steffen; Fögele, Janis; Mehren, Rainer; Schubert, Jan Christoph – Journal of Geography, 2016
In spite of various actions, the implementation of GIS (geographic information systems) in German schools is still very low. In the presented research, teaching experts as well as teaching novices were presented with empirically based constraints for implementation stemming from an earlier survey. In the process of various group discussions, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geographic Information Systems, Teacher Education, Continuing Education
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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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Mönter, Leif; Otto, Karl-Heinz – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2018
In the context of current discussions on natural hazards, natural risks and (human) disasters around the world, the aspect of disaster risk reduction (DRR) is gaining more and more importance. The present contribution elucidates the didactical consequences this development has on competence-oriented Geography teacher training at…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Geography Instruction, Climate, Risk Assessment
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Sprenger, Sandra; Nienaber, Birte – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2018
Nearly 15 years after the Rio Conference and 10 years after the Lucerne Declaration on Geographical Education for Sustainable Development we are interested to what extent the goals of this declaration have been implemented? What role does Geography play in Education for Sustainable Development in higher education? We analyzed the modules of 107…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Geography Instruction, Higher Education
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Bagoly-Simó, Péter; Hemmer, Ingrid; Reinke, Verena – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2018
To achieve a deep and wide implementation of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) into all forms of education, the capacity of educators and trainers needs to be increased. This paper describes the curricular architecture of a master's program in Geography with an emphasis on ESD. Based on a first feedback given by graduates, the paper…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Change Agents, Masters Programs, Curriculum Design
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Matušková, Alena; Rousová, Magdalena – Journal of Geography, 2014
Czech-German relations developed in a complex way during the twentieth century. This article addresses the mutual historical and current relations of these nations, in light of historical events in the last century. The analysis is based on the study of period geography textbooks (as an example of one of the tools used to create a picture of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Relations, Foreign Policy, Geography Instruction
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Tillmann, Alexander; Albrecht, Volker; Wunderlich, Jürgen – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2017
The epistemological and educational philosophy of John Dewey is used as a theoretical basis to analyze processes of knowledge construction during geographical field studies. The experience of landscape drawing as a method of inquiry and a starting point for research-based learning is empirically evaluated. The basic drawing skills are acquired…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Field Studies, Student Motivation, Freehand Drawing
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Loynes, Chris; Gurholt, Kirsti Pedersen – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2017
An international two-year Erasmus Mundus MA, Transcultural European Outdoor Studies (TEOS), uses the journey as a central metaphorical concept, the "peregrinatio academica", and experiential pedagogy. Students study human nature interactions through the lens of outdoor education and recreation while travelling for a semester at a time in…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Experience, Outdoor Education, Foreign Countries
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Brendel, Nina; Aksit, Fisun; Aksit, Selahattin; Schrüfer, Gabriele – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2016
As a response to the intercultural challenges of Geography Education, this study seeks to determine factors fostering intercultural competence of student teachers. Based on a one-week multicultural field excursion of eight German and eight Turkish students in Kayseri (Turkey) on Education for Sustainable Development, we used qualitative interviews…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Geography Instruction, Foreign Countries, Intercultural Communication
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Philips, Andrea; Walz, Ariane; Bergner, Andreas; Graeff, Thomas; Heistermann, Maik; Kienzler, Sarah; Korup, Oliver; Lipp, Torsten; Schwanghart, Wolfgang; Zeilinger, Gerold – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2015
In this study, we investigate how immersive 3D geovisualization can be used in higher education. Based on MacEachren and Kraak's geovisualization cube, we examine the usage of immersive 3D geovisualization and its usefulness in a research-based learning module on flood risk, called GEOSimulator. Results of a survey among participating students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Geography, Geography Instruction
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Wissmann, Torsten – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2013
Educators are experiencing difficulties with 1-day field trips in human geography. Instead of teaching students how to apply theory in the field and learn to "sense" geography in everyday life, many excursions have degraded into tourist-like events where lecturers try to motivate rather passive students against a noisy urban backdrop.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Human Geography, Geography Instruction, Field Trips
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Hennemann, Stefan; Liefner, Ingo – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2010
The employability of university graduates is a concern in higher education as labour markets change more and more rapidly. This is of particular relevance for multi-faceted subjects such as geography. Studies on employability have to consider to what degree a university education helps graduates start a career. The results of a survey of 257…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Geography, Labor Market, College Graduates
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