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Osborne, Zachary M.; van de Gevel, Saskia L.; Eck, Montana A.; Sugg, Margaret – Journal of Geography, 2020
K-12 geography education is often grouped with other subjects, limiting student exposure to geospatial technology and geographic inquiry. We explored the implementation of geospatial technology in North Carolina K-12 schools through a forty-four-question survey. Educators shared their teaching methods, geospatial technology integration, and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Information Systems, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Petersen, Brian; Barnes, Jessica R. – Journal of Geography, 2020
We renew a call for action and build on work by geographers and others who have detailed how hopelessness emerges and the consequences this has for teaching and learning about the environment in universities. Scholars have written about a sense of hopelessness in students and faculty, anecdotal evidence supports it, and a survey we distributed in…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Environmental Education, Teaching Methods, Psychological Patterns
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Svobodová, Hana; Mísarová, Darina; Durna, Radek; Hofmann, Eduard – Journal of Geography, 2020
Outdoor education is a teaching strategy that is considered an integral component of geography education. This article deals with the benefits of outdoor education as perceived by teachers, pupils, and parents for learner development in the areas of knowledge, skills, attitudes, and interpersonal relationships. To obtain the data, the…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Outdoor Education, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Jant, Erin A.; Uttal, David H.; Kolvoord, Robert; James, Katherine; Msall, Camille – Journal of Geography, 2020
Geospatial technologies, such as geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, and GPS have been used in a variety of educational settings to help improve student learning. A sample of 53 high school seniors was recruited from the Geospatial Semester (GSS), a course that emphasizes the use of GIS for problem-solving and students in AP…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, STEM Education, Scientific Literacy, Teaching Methods
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Perugini, Sam; Bodzin, Alec M. – Journal of Geography, 2020
Geospatial weather data is readily available to learners. However, the interpretation and understanding of this data requires the utilization of geospatial thinking skills. This study examined the impacts of a Web-based, collaborative inquiry Hurricane Irma GIS learning module on AP environmental science students' hurricane knowledge and spatial…
Descriptors: Weather, Thinking Skills, Geographic Information Systems, Geographic Location
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Oberle, Alex – Journal of Geography, 2020
Designed for middle school grades, the National Geographic Geo-Inquiry Process engages students in geographic inquiry that begins with formulating a question that addresses an issue in the local community and ends with taking informed action to advocate for a specific, concrete solution. This research employs a pretest and post-test in classrooms…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Geography Instruction, Local Issues
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Brysch, Carmen P. – Journal of Geography, 2020
As some teachers cannot participate in face-to-face workshops because of various constraints, a geography PD opportunity was offered in a variety of alternative formats, face-to-face, online, and hybrid, to identify opportunities that could reach more teachers and increase levels of participation. Teacher reaction to the program and delivery model…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development, Geography, Online Courses
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De Miguel González, Rafael; De Lázaro Torres, Maria Luisa – Journal of Geography, 2020
The Digital Atlas for Schools is an innovative WebGIS development contributing to the use of geospatial information in schools. Based on a story map tool, it creates a geography curriculum constructed on ArcGIS Online. This article discusses the implications of implementing geospatial technologies so that learners can acquire spatial thinking and…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Spatial Ability
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Xuan, Xiaowei; Jin, Qingna; Jo, Injeong; Duan, Yushan; Kim, Mijung – Journal of Geography, 2019
Few studies, if any, have systematically investigated the connection or relationship between geography curriculum and scientific literacy. With this realization, in this article, we examined the potential contribution of geography curriculum to developing students' scientific literacy, with China's middle-school geography curriculum as an example.…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Scientific Literacy, Foreign Countries
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Kim, Gapcheol – Journal of Geography, 2019
This study aims to theoretically investigate the notion of critical thinking for a more just understanding of self and "others" in global geographical learning. It focuses on the kinds of injustice in the world which are driven by our relationships with "others." By drawing on the literature of critical education, philosophy of…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Social Justice, Global Education, Geography
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Raath, Schalk; Hay, Anette – Journal of Geography, 2019
Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is a cross-curricular approach that needs to be accommodated in all subjects in the training of students as recommended by UNESCO. This South African case study of preservice geography students is presented for the purpose of understanding how they experienced systems thinking and a cooperative teaching…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Sustainable Development
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Egiebor, Esohe E.; Foster, Ellen J. – Journal of Geography, 2019
This article describes the findings of a qualitative phenomenographic study that explored students' engagement from the perspective of the students. It describes how the participants perceived their engagement when they learned social studies using GIS Story Maps. Qualitative data collection involved classroom observations, student-written…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Geography Instruction, Social Studies, Geographic Information Systems
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Warf, Barney – Journal of Geography, 2019
Digital divides--uneven patterns of access--are a major feature of cyberspace. This article opens by noting that most students are digital natives who grew up with the Internet. Second, it summarizes digital divides, including global patterns, rural--urban differences, ethnic and gender discrepancies, and the role of smartphones. The third section…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Disadvantaged, Internet, Rural Urban Differences
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Jones, Mark C.; Luna, Marcos – Journal of Geography, 2019
The formal opportunity to learn geography in the United States is unevenly distributed across space, creating possible geography deserts. Data on the number of exams taken in Advanced Placement Human Geography (APHG) and bachelor's degrees earned in geography are mapped at the state and regional scales. Normalized rates are ranked and grouped into…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Access to Education, Advanced Placement Programs, Bachelors Degrees
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Hanus, Martin; Havelková, Lenka – Journal of Geography, 2019
Maps are an increasingly used source of information and it is therefore essential to develop map skills in students. A fundamental factor affecting the choice of map skills and the way they are developed is the teacher and his/her concept of map work. Based on the results of a survey and semi-structured interviews among Czech teachers, this study…
Descriptors: Map Skills, Skill Development, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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