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Hooykaas, Amanda – Journal of Geography, 2021
Place-based education is common in elementary school geography curriculums where children are taught about their surroundings. Emphasizing hands-on, real-world learning experiences, this approach creates heightened commitment to serving as active, contributing citizens. By post-secondary school, geography students collectively pursue knowledge…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Place Based Education, Teaching Methods, Global Approach
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Leydon, Joseph; McLaughlin, Christina; Wilson, Heather – Journal of Geography, 2017
The literature suggests that owing to profound difficulties with high school geography curricula, teachers play a vital role in stimulating student interest and in providing a platform for continuation in the study of geography at university. Yet, with little empirical evidence offered in support, it is unclear why students select geography at…
Descriptors: High School Students, Geography, Student Interests, College Students
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Schnurr, Matthew A.; De Santo, Elizabeth M.; Green, Amanda D.; Taylor, Alanna – Journal of Geography, 2015
This article investigates the particular mechanisms through which a role-play simulation impacts student perceptions of knowledge acquisition. Longitudinal data were mobilized in the form of quantitative and qualitative surveys to examine whether the simulation succeeded in increasing knowledge around both content and skills. It then delves deeper…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Geography Instruction, Simulation, Student Attitudes
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Smiley, Sarah L.; Post, Chris W. – Journal of Geography, 2014
The introductory level course Geography of the U.S. and Canada requires students to grasp large amounts of complex material, oftentimes using a lecture-based pedagogical approach. This article outlines two ways that popular music can be successfully used in the geography classroom. First, songs are used to review key concepts and characteristics…
Descriptors: Geography, Foreign Countries, Music, Teaching Methods
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Kalafsky, Ronald – Journal of Geography, 2012
Firms face numerous challenges when looking to invest internationally, not the least of which includes understanding the business environment of a new market. Given the expansion and impacts of foreign direct investment (FDI), it has become increasingly important for students to understand and analyze the motivations, concerns, and strategies of…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Human Geography, Investment, Economic Development
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Murr, Christopher D.; Blanchard, R. Denise – Journal of Geography, 2011
Advances in classroom technology have lowered barriers for the visually impaired to study geography, yet few participate. Employing stereotype threat theory, we examined whether beliefs held by the visually impaired affect perceptions toward completing courses and majors in visually oriented disciplines. A test group received a low-level threat…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Control Groups, Student Attitudes, Geography
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Hovorka, Alice Judith – Journal of Geography, 2009
Through an instructional approach, this article offers a template for a classroom-based geography capstone course grounded in pedagogical elements of synthesis and reflection, as based on exploration of ten key geographic ideas. It provides insights into course goals, structure, and components for instructors who may wish to implement it in…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geography, College Curriculum, College Instruction
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Martis, Kenneth C. – Journal of Geography, 2005
The geographical analyses and descriptions of Appalachia "not only reflect reality, but they help to constitute this reality." This work first analyzes the status of the North American (United States and Canada) regional courses in the 210 geography degree-granting institutions listed in the Association of American Geographers…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Geography, Textbook Content, Content Analysis
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Nicol, Doug; Belec, John; Buckley, Patrick – Journal of Geography, 2003
Offering a course across an international border, where students and faculty physically travel to both countries throughout the term, raises a host of pedagogical, cartographic, logistic, and cultural challenges. At the same time, two initial classes find the experience rewarding and evaluate the course positively. This paper reviews the offering…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Regional Programs, International Education, International Educational Exchange
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Wonders, William C. – Journal of Geography, 1976
The impact of Japanese investors in trade and land development of the Canadian northwest is assessed. (DE)
Descriptors: Economic Change, Economic Development, Economic Factors, Geography
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Knight, David B. – Journal of Geography, 1987
This paper explores how the people of Owen Sound, Ontario viewed the various regions of their city. Presents maps showing perceptions of positive and negative regions. Includes examples of citizens' characterizations of these regions, showing social attitudes and values. (JDH)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Human Geography, Social Attitudes
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Cecil, Robert G.; Mitchell, Pirie – Journal of Geography, 1985
Outlines a fourth-grade geography and social studies unit adopted by the London, Ontario, Canada, school system to help Ontario schoolchildren develop positive views of the people of Quebec and their environment. The unit stresses the inherent beauty of human heterogeneity and the advantage of learning more than one language. (RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Course Descriptions, Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction
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Troughton, Michael J. – Journal of Geography, 1985
Agricultural industrialization is the adoption by an agricultural system of an industrial mode in its orientation and operation. Similarities and distinctions between agricultural industrialization in Canada and in the United States are examined. (RM)
Descriptors: Agricultural Production, Agricultural Trends, Agriculture, Capitalism
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Robinson, J. Lewis – Journal of Geography, 1981
Examines the status of regional geography in Canadian elementary and secondary schools. How the geography of Canada is presented in textbooks is also examined. (RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Regions, Geography Instruction
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Mather, Cotton – Journal of Geography, 1984
Historical, psychological, geographical, and economic aspects of the relationship between Canada and the United States are discussed. Suggestions are presented to help American geographers planning to attend the upcoming National Council for Geographic Education conference in Toronto, Canada, enhance their understanding of Canada. (RM)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Conferences, Economics, Geography Instruction
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