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Xiang, Xi; Chen, Yaling; Fang, Yuan; Zhang, Qi – Journal of Geography, 2022
The recent round of curriculum reform in China has proposed the educational goal of developing key competencies. This study examined how key competencies are integrated into geography textbooks for middle schools through pre-designed activities. The results showed that the textbooks emphasized the regional awareness competency. The activities in…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Secondary School Students, Competency Based Education, Foreign Countries
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Deisenrieder, Veronika; Müller, Svenja; Knoflach, Bettina; Oberrauch, Anna; Geitner, Clemens; Keller, Lars; Stötter, Johann – Journal of Geography, 2022
The interactions of climate change and soils (ICCS) are scarcely examined in Climate Change Education (CCE). Analyzing the pre-conceptions of secondary school students (n = 421) reveals a high number of missing answers (48.2%), while residual participants responded with either medium (33.3%) or low (11.5%) complexity levels. The natural and the…
Descriptors: Physical Geography, Climate, Soil Science, Secondary School Students
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Choi, Yusik – Journal of Geography, 2021
Computers and geospatial technologies such as Geographic Information Systems, Google Earth, and the Global Positioning System (GPS) are increasingly common tools for geography instruction in schools. The NAEP Data Explorer was used to conduct an analysis of geography achievement in the eighth grade based on differences in students' access to and…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Academic Achievement, Grade 8, Geographic Information Systems
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Paulus, Licia; Nolan, Kelly – Journal of Geography, 2021
Using the 2018 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) datasets for geography, we explore relationships between geography achievement in the eighth grade and contextual variables related to the content and organization of the geography/social studies curriculum. Differences in student achievement are associated with grade-level…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Academic Achievement, Middle School Students, Grade 8
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Solem, Michael; Vaughan, Phillip; Savage, Corey; De Nadai, Alessandro S. – Journal of Geography, 2021
This paper examines national gaps and trends in geography achievement in eighth grade from 1994 to 2018. Statistical models comprising student- and school-level variables were developed to predict achievement using data provided by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Although there were statistically significant relationships…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis
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Makowsky, Michael; Martin, Zackary – Journal of Geography, 2021
Student and teacher attitudes toward school subjects are associated with varying levels of achievement in those subjects. This study analyzed data from the 2018 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) to explore relationships between geography achievement in 8th grade, student attitudes toward geography, and teacher attitudes about…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Secondary School Students
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Rueschhoff, Jan; Palma, Heather – Journal of Geography, 2021
The relationship between teacher quality and student achievement is often at the heart of educational debates about student success. In this study, we leverage data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) to explore relationships between geography achievement in the 8th grade and various indicators of teacher quality. We found…
Descriptors: Correlation, Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty Development, Teaching Experience
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Moorman, Lynn; Djavaherpour, Hessam; Etemad, Katayoon; Samavati, Faramarz F. – Journal of Geography, 2021
A novel method to create a physicalization of Digital Earth resulted a new type of analogue and tactile geographic information system (GIS). The model was tested by students in Australia, who shared insights into how the model supported their learning about the concept of "overlay" while providing an interesting and engaging learning…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Spatial Ability, Geographic Information Systems, Foreign Countries
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Havelková, Lenka; Hanus, Martin – Journal of Geography, 2021
Spatial thinking is a crucial aspect of geography education with which all citizens should be equipped. This study employs eye-tracking technology to research strategies (their repertoire, distribution, effectiveness, and adaptiveness) used by upper-secondary students when analyzing spatial patterns with thematic maps. The results show that…
Descriptors: High School Students, Adolescents, Spatial Ability, Problem Solving
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Onuoha, Joseph; Eze, Emmanuel; Ezeaputa, Chidiebere Mary-Cynthia; Okpabi, Jacob Ugbada; Onyia, Jennifer Chioma – Journal of Geography, 2021
School subjects' curricula, including geography, are infused with contents to improve climate change literacy. This study sampled 420 public secondary school students in Enugu State, Nigeria. Mean differences and multinomial logistic regression results show geography students possess the highest climate change awareness level. Besides, students'…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Climate, Knowledge Level, Instructional Effectiveness
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Virranmäki, Eerika; Valta-Hulkkonen, Kirsi; Pellikka, Anne – Journal of Geography, 2021
This paper centers on to evaluate whether and to what extent the learning objectives of the geography curricula emphasize students' higher-order thinking skills (HOTS), and whether students are capable of answering to HOTS-questions by using the Finnish upper secondary geography education as an example. The revised Bloom's taxonomy was used as a…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Geography Instruction, Taxonomy, Secondary School Students
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Hann, Deborah G.; Hagelman, Ronald R. – Journal of Geography, 2021
A rich pool of geographic and environmental ideas are embedded children's literature. This paper illuminates the geographic and environmental education themes present in second to eighth grade Common Core fiction, especially for leveraging this content for geographic and environmental education and in support of topically integrated learning…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Geography, Geography Instruction, Environmental Education
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Ridha, Syahrul; Kamil, Puspita Annaba – Journal of Geography, 2021
This study discusses the application of geospatial technology in learning geography in Indonesia in terms of concepts, curriculum, and implementation. The application of geospatial technology in learning geography in Indonesia has been integrated into the national curriculum. This can be seen from the content of components of spatial thinking in…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geographic Information Systems, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Eze, Emmanuel – Journal of Geography, 2021
The perpetual decline of students' performance in external geography examinations necessitated this enquiry to identify causes of failure reported by examiners. This study, therefore, adopted a qualitative approach to analyze West African Examination Council (WAEC) chief examiners' reports from 2008 to 2018 to extract vital information on why…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Geography Instruction, Low Achievement, Tests
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Cho, Chul-Ki; Kim, Byung-Yeon; Stoltman, Joseph – Journal of Geography, 2021
This study examines the application of photovoice as a pedagogical tool in a geography class. The main stages of photovoice were modified to suit the context for learning about a geographical issue, animal rights in relation to street cats in South Korea. Data were collected, and grounded theory was applied for the analysis. Based on the results,…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Urban Environment, Teaching Methods, Photography
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