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Harbeck, Richard – Journal of Geography, 1997
Advocates that geography teachers undertake field studies of human systems with their students. Describes a learning process in which teachers take students to a human system (supermarket, hotel) and guide them through exploration and analysis of the system with the goal of building skills that can transfer to other geographic tasks. (MJP)
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Experiential Learning, Field Experience Programs, Field Instruction
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Payne, Harris; Gay, Susan – Journal of Geography, 1997
Identifies cultural universals as general categories of traits that all cultures possess, the delineation of which can distinguish one culture from another. These include, material culture, social organization, and economic organization. Discusses teaching strategies for exploring these phenomena. Includes a sample lesson and related World Wide…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Cultural Context, Cultural Influences, Elementary Secondary Education
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Dahmann, Donald C. – Journal of Geography, 1996
Reintroduces and updates the geographic profile as a visualization technique for representing and analyzing the structure of geographical information. A computer software-generated profile focuses on specific information (persons per square mile in selected cities) and represents that information spatially on a graph. (MJP)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Data Interpretation
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Hertzog, C. Jay; Lieble, Charles – Journal of Geography, 1996
Reports on a study conducted by a university geography department and its school of education. They divided a World Regional Geography class into two groups. One utilized the traditional lecture method; the other implemented a collaborative learning approach. No significant gain was realized at the conclusion of the study. (MJP)
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Course Evaluation, Educational Cooperation, Geography
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Dunn, James M. – Journal of Geography, 1992
Presents a model compiled from discussions of geographers with competitively funded grants about translating and developing geographic ideas. Describes a process in which geographers seek input, develop objectives, and choose an approach for explanation and a medium for delivery. Discusses format, staff, communication, funding proposals, and…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Educational Research, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education
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Archer, Kevin – Journal of Geography, 1995
Defines geography as a holistic science that explains variations in the human-environment relationship over the earth's surface. Proposes bridging the gap between the specialized professional approach to geography and practical pedagogical needs. Maintains that geographers should translate their work for nongeographers. (CFR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy
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Francek, Mark A.; And Others – Journal of Geography, 1993
Maintains that misperceptions or incorrect mental images about relative location and size are common in geography. Reports on a study of 708 students ranging in age from junior high school through undergraduate school. Finds that misperceptions are widespread and exist across grade levels. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Course Content, Geographic Concepts, Geography
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Tarrant, John R. – Journal of Geography, 1990
Addresses world hunger issues and the increasing world population. Sees continued imbalance between supply and demand. Points out Europe and the United States are dealing with surplus production, whereas developing nations continue to import needed food. Argues solving hunger problems requires eliminating poverty through development programs.…
Descriptors: Agricultural Production, Agricultural Trends, Economically Disadvantaged, Food
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Arbona, Sonia I.; Hunter, John M. – Journal of Geography, 1995
Presents the results of a field study done on 7 wells providing 37% of the total aquifer production for 4 municipalities in Puerto Rico. Each sampled well showed signs of contamination by heavy metals, nitrate, and semivolatile organic compounds. Although found in low concentrations, current development threatens groundwater quality. (MJP)
Descriptors: Chemical Analysis, Drinking Water, Ecological Factors, Ecology
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Proctor, James D.; And Others – Journal of Geography, 1995
Describes a pilot project that implemented and tested an interactive system of multimedia computer learning modules for an introductory human geography course. The project used a sequential learning process moving from initial concepts, to collaborative writing, and on to geographical analyses by the students. Includes assignment examples, system…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Managed Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Courseware
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Sui, Daniel Z. – Journal of Geography, 1995
Provides a comprehensive pedagogical framework for incorporating the Geographical Information System (GIS) into college geography courses. Utilizes Berry's Geographic Matrix to develop approaches to teaching, both about GIS, and with GIS. Considers GIS as a collection of marketable skills, enabling technology, and new discipline. Includes tables…
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Enrichment
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Lee, Jeffrey A. – Journal of Geography, 1995
Introduces college level geography students to the International System of Units (SI), a standardized set of units used in science, engineering, and commerce. Identifies the SI base units as meter, kilogram, second, kelvin, ampere, mole, and candela. Includes geographically relevant examples of each. (MJP)
Descriptors: Codification, Evaluation Methods, Geography, Guidelines
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Williams, Thomas B. – Journal of Geography, 1991
Describes a study of temperature variations over different surfaces in an urban campus setting. Explains that researchers sampled temperatures over grass, bare soil, gravel, concrete, and blacktop. Reports that grassy areas registered the highest morning temperatures and lowest afternoon temperatures. (SG)
Descriptors: Climate, Geography, Higher Education, Meteorology
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Cohen, Saul B. – Journal of Geography, 1992
Discusses the future of the Middle East in the wake of the end of the Cold War. Examines the ongoing political reorientation of the region. Suggests that the United States and Europe can foster a political balance in the Middle East by acting as competitive but allied stabilizers. (SG)
Descriptors: Human Geography, International Relations, Middle Eastern Studies, Regional Cooperation
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Baker, Simon – Journal of Geography, 1991
Describes the National Aerial Photography Program database that includes photographs of the 48 conterminous states. Gives characteristics of two different photography programs, one completed and one still in progress. Provides addresses for obtaining the photographs. Suggests uses of the photographs in education as visual aids and in research as a…
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Change, Databases, Elementary Secondary Education
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