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Lee, Jongwon; Bednarz, Robert S. – Journal of Geography, 2005
The purpose of this research is to identify and analyze the mapping strategies of individuals by videotaping participants during a cognitive mapping test and by conducting follow-up interviews. Analyzing map-drawing processes using videotapes provided more information than did the analysis of finished paper maps. For example, even though finished…
Descriptors: Maps, Cartography, Cognitive Mapping, Interviews
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Sui, Daniel Z.; Bednarz, Robert S. – Journal of Geography, 1999
Introduces the articles in this edition of "Journal of Geography" that address the conceptual, cognitive, and pedagogic issues in the age of the Internet. Discusses the transformation of media from print to electronic communication and the implications for geography and geographic education in a broader context. (CMK)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education
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Bednarz, Robert S. – Journal of Geography, 1993
Maintains that an article in this issue of the "Journal of Geography" was the first one submitted entirely by electronic means. Asserts that the use of electronic mail improved communication effectiveness between the author and the editor. Encourages everyone who has access to electronic mail to use it for communications with the journal. (CFR)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Electronic Journals, Electronic Mail, Electronic Publishing
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Elbow, Gary S.; Sharma, Martha B.; Mather, Sandra F.; Morrill, Robert W.; Natoli, Salvatore J.; Bednarz, Robert S. – Journal of Geography, 1998
Presents six brief articles that were originally delivered at a 1997 symposium honoring Robert S. Bednarz. Bednarz served as editor of the Journal of Geography from 1987 to 1997. Discusses his skill and dedication as an editor, as well as format and content changes initiated during his tenure. (MJP)
Descriptors: Editing, Editors, Educational Resources, Geography
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Bednarz, Robert S.; And Others – Journal of Geography, 1993
Contends that the introduction of the Five Themes of Geography has revitalized geography in the K-12 curriculum. Argues that physical geography is left out of the "Movement" theme. Presents a set of physical geography ideas to help teachers implement the theme. (CFR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Regions, Geography Instruction
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Bednarz, Sarah W.; Bednarz, Robert S. – Journal of Geography, 1995
Maintains that improving preservice geography teacher education is difficult because few geography faculty understand the teacher education process and many education professors are not well-educated geographically. Discusses 13 recommendations to improve preservice geography teacher education. (CFR)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography
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Bednarz, Sarah W.; Bednarz, Robert S. – Journal of Geography, 1994
Describes the national geography standards, "Geography for Life," part of the Goals 2000 program. Asserts that the standards define the most important elements of geography content and instruction. Discusses innovative features of the standards and presents suggestions for using them. (CFR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education
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Bednarz, Robert S. – Journal of Geography, 1994
Provides a progress report on the development process for the National Standards in Geography project. Discusses content and changes made in the fourth draft of the standards. Expresses disappointment in the comments of many geographic educators who criticized the standards for being too difficult or too lengthy. (CFR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Trends
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Bednarz, Robert S.; Petersen, James – Journal of Geography, 1994
Contends that geographic education has received increased attention during the past decade from professional geographers, K-12 educators, and the general public. Reviews current efforts and future directions of geographic education and states that all geographic educators share the responsibility for continuing the progress of the reform movement.…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational History