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Imran, Muhammad; Jabeen, Munazza – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2021
Identifying scientific collaborations helps in establishing new research policies and linkages among academic institutions. Geographical information system (GIS) research is relatively new in higher education in developing countries. Investigating scholarly communication is challenging for GIS research due to its broad application. Therefore, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geographic Information Systems, Communication (Thought Transfer), Scholarship
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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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Cole, Roy – Journal of Geography, 2008
This study examines the regionalization of Africa through analysis of forty-two English-language geography of Africa texts written for undergraduates between 1953 and 2004. Authors identify regions with reference to one or more variables. Some authors provided no explanation for their regionalization; others labored mightily to justify their…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Geography, Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking
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Walker, Scott L. – Journal of Geography, 2007
This article presents an introductory study of early-grade level geography education in terms of human ecology using accepted cognitive process and knowledge dimensions related to learning. The central question addressed is "at what cognitive process and knowledge levels do kindergarten and first-grade teachers teach geography?" A tentative answer…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geography, Ecology, Kindergarten
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Gersmehl, Philip J.; Gersmehl, Carol A. – Journal of Geography, 2007
The human brain appears to have several "regions" that are structured to do different kinds of spatial thinking, according to a large and rapidly growing body of research in a number of disciplines. Building on a previous review of research with older children and adults, this article summarizes the research on spatial thinking by young children.…
Descriptors: Young Children, Neurology, Brain, Spatial Ability
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Tas, Halil I. – Journal of Geography, 2005
This paper presents a review of geographic curricula, teaching methods, materials and assessments in Turkish high schools. Geopolitics and political instability have contributed to large fluctuations in emphasis on geography in Turkish education and have also affected the content of the geography curriculum.
Descriptors: Secondary School Curriculum, Geography Instruction, High Schools, Teaching Methods
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Tapiador, Francisco J.; Marti-Henneberg, Jordi – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2007
This paper presents an analysis of the current situation of Spanish geography in higher education. The authors show that Spanish geography has undergone a profound transformation in the new democratic era, resulting in a thriving community struggling to find its place amongst other disciplines. To assess the current health of the discipline in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Geography, Geography Instruction, Educational Trends
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Heyman, Rich – Journal of Geography, 2004
A critical geographic pedagogy of writing can help students participate in public life by gaining access to the means of knowledge production. Drawing on pedagogical and composition theory, this article analyzes student papers from an introductory-level geography course to show how geography teachers can create assignments that broaden the scope…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Writing (Composition), Introductory Courses
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Cousin, Glynis – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2005
Case study research aims to explore and depict a setting with a view to advancing understanding. This note explores the dimensions of case study research in higher education, with special reference to geographical fieldwork. It explores Stake's three categories of case study research: intrinsic, instrumental and collective. It provides guidelines…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Research Methodology, Higher Education, Educational Research
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Korze, Ana Vovk – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2005
Recent political and economic developments in Slovenia, especially its accession to the European Union in 2004, have led to a significant reappraisal of the geography curriculum in higher education, and particularly those elements dealing with the teaching of soils. Physical geography, and especially soils geography, has long been an important…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Modules, Physical Geography, Geography Instruction
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Bednarz, Sarah Witham – Journal of Geography, 2002
Action research is defined as systematic classroom-based inquiry to solve teacher-perceived problems. It has been a component of education, particularly professional staff development, for the past century under several names although geography educators in the United States have rarely used it for this, or any other, purpose. This paper reviews…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Action Research, Educational Change, Staff Development
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Manson, Gary – Journal of Geography, 1981
Provides a brief overview of geographic education in the public schools of the United States. Among the topics discussed are enrollments, textbooks, objectives, and achievement. (RM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Objectives, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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Koelsch, William A. – Journal of Geography, 1981
Examines seven surveys containing ratings of geography departments that appeared between 1924 and 1980. All the surveys attempted to assess the relative standing of Ph.D.-granting departments of geography in the United States. (RM)
Descriptors: Departments, Doctoral Programs, Geography Instruction, Higher Education
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Morris, John W. – Journal of Geography, 1981
Claims that it is more important today than ever before for Americans to know about the world around them and to think intelligently in global terms. In light of this need, the article recommends that educators concern themselves more with the realities of one world and with education for world citizenship. (DB)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Educational Needs, Geography, Global Approach
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Lier, John – Journal of Geography, 1980
Describes a method which college level geography instructors can use to help students understand the Koppen classification of climates. Information is presented on the classification's purpose, basic structure, and overall simplicity, as well as on its use as a teaching tool. (DB)
Descriptors: Climate, Educational Objectives, Geography Instruction, Higher Education
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