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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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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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Acheson, Gillian; Holland, Austin; Oettle, Susannah – Journal of Geography, 2020
Research indicates that textbooks play an important role in determining course content and influencing students' impressions of a discipline. Photographs are particularly powerful because they appear as actual representations, and students can often recall them better than text. This study examines the photographs of six introductory human…
Descriptors: Females, Photography, Textbook Content, Human Geography
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Hintermann, Christiane; Bergmeister, Felix Magnus; Kessel, Viola Anna – Journal of Geography, 2020
Media are the arena where the discursive struggle over identities, cultures and geographies is carried out. Media organize our ways of thinking and acting vis-à-vis our ideas and perceptions of "us" and of "others." With the proliferation of participative information technology, (young) media users reinforce or challenge media…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Geography Instruction, Information Technology, Teaching Methods
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Solem, Michael; Stoltman, Joseph – Journal of Geography, 2020
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) program periodically conducts national-level assessments of student achievement in geography. In July 2019, the National Assessment Governing Board announced a decision to eliminate geography, economics, arts, and foreign language assessments from the NAEP testing schedule through 2029. In…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Geography, Academic Achievement, Student Evaluation
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Jo, Injeong; Hong, Jung Eun – Journal of Geography, 2020
Marsh et al.'s tests of appropriate spatial relationship concepts were administered to groups of college students to determine whether learning GIS enhances students' overall ability to generate and recognize fundamental spatial relationship concepts. 119 undergraduate students enrolled in various GIS courses and in non-GIS courses participated in…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Geographic Information Systems, Undergraduate Students, Concept Formation
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Kim, Gapcheol – Journal of Geography, 2020
Despite increasing concerns about the politics of curriculum for certain ideologies of global citizenship, there is scant literature focusing on critical understandings of school geography in relation to global citizenship (GC). This article examines the complicit relationship between dominant discourses of GC and South Korean curriculum policy…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Citizenship Education, Geography, Critical Theory
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Halliwell, Jamie – Journal of Geography, 2020
Students embody themselves within social media platforms and (re)craft their identities within social media platforms. These interfaces enable students to think critically regarding human geographic issues online and raise awareness of their positionalities in using ever-changing technology. This paper analyses how social media research can be…
Descriptors: Social Media, Computer Software, Singing, Undergraduate Students
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Cox, Marjolein; Elen, Jan; Steegen, An – Journal of Geography, 2019
Increasing interconnectedness of people and goods enhances the complexity of geographical problems. For students to understand geography, systems thinking--and in this context, the use of causal diagrams--is a promising approach. A quasi-experimental design is used in which the systems thinking ability of students working with causal diagrams is…
Descriptors: Causal Models, Concept Mapping, Visual Aids, Systems Approach
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