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Rees, Amanda; Hawthorne, Timothy; Scott, Dorris; Solís, Patricia; Spears, Eric – Journal of Geography, 2021
Community geography (CG) pedagogy sits at the intersection of three systematic shifts in higher education: desires to expand engagement with society; the evolution of student-centered, evidence-based instruction; and, the desire to diversify voices and knowledge production in the academy. Since the 1960s geographers have regularly partnered with…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Student Centered Learning
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Hong, Jung Eun; Melville, Ashley – Journal of Geography, 2018
This article introduces an approach to designing effective geographic information system (GIS) professional development (PD) based on six features: (1) collective participation, (2) practice time, (3) time for lesson development and presentation, (4) state and national standards, (5) district support and direct involvement, and (6) professional…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Social Studies, Geographic Information Systems, Feedback (Response)
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Hong, Jung Eun; Stonier, Francis – Journal of Geography, 2015
This article introduces the geographic information systems (GIS) in-service teacher training, focusing on the intersection of technological, pedagogical, and content knowledge (TPACK) for successful implementation of GIS in the classroom. Eleven social studies teachers in Georgia learned GIS technologies, inquiry-based learning, and social studies…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Inservice Teacher Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy
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Hoalst-Pullen, Nancy; Gatrell, Jay D. – Journal of Geography, 2011
This article explores the contemporary function and value of field-oriented geography experiences for university-level students. The article details the design and delivery of an interinstitutional field course that partnered faculty and students--both graduate and undergraduate--from two geography programs with different curricular and research…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geography, Institutional Cooperation, College Faculty
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Hankins, Katherine B.; Yarbrough, Robert A. – Journal of Geography, 2008
University instructors are increasingly drawing on active learning exercises to engender critical thinking skills among students. In this article, we introduce the design and implementation of an active learning exercise about mobility and transportation that we assigned in an introductory human geography class at the University of Georgia. The…
Descriptors: Human Geography, Geography Instruction, College Instruction, Mobility
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Pandit, Kavita; Alderman, Derek – Journal of Geography, 2004
Broadening the intercultural awareness and international outlook of undergraduate students is best achieved through active rather than passive learning. The international student interview provides an excellent strategy for such active learning in introductory human geography classes. It allows American-born students to enter into a dialogue with…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Undergraduate Students, Active Learning, Foreign Students
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Martin, Deborah G. – Journal of Geography, 2003
In urban geography courses, knowledge of a local area is especially useful for demonstrating geographic principles. These classroom examples are further enhanced when students conduct their own field observations, with direction from the instructor. This paper describes a field study of the metropolitan Atlanta area that is used in an intermediate…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Human Geography, Student Experience, Urban Areas
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Lo, C. P.; Affolter, James M.; Reeves, Thomas C. – Journal of Geography, 2002
A Learning Support System (LSS) that emphasizes experiential research in natural environments using the cutting-edge technologies of GIS and multimedia has been developed for teaching environmental literacy to undergraduate students at the University of Georgia. Computers are used as cognitive tools to create a context in which students become…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Water Quality, Environmental Research, Environmental Education
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Meade, Melinda – Journal of Geography, 1984
Undergraduate students increase their understanding of human geography and become aware of their community's health ecology by examining the degree and geographical pattern of dog-associated health hazards in Athens, Georgia, and by studying the behavioral patterns and attitudes of Athens's residents that might be causally related to these health…
Descriptors: Community Study, Course Descriptions, Geography Instruction, Health Conditions
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Weaver, David C. – Journal of Geography, 1998
Employs a graphical analysis evaluating the evolution of the transportation network in the Piedmont and Coastal Plain sections of Georgia and the Carolinas. Concludes that transport expansion appears to support the general parameters of the ideal-typical sequence model and provides useful material for instruction related to the national standards…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Geography, Geography Instruction, Graphs