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Scholten, Nina; Sprenger, Sandra – Journal of Geography, 2020
In supporting their students' learning in the classroom, noticing is an important professional skill for teachers, encompassing perceiving and interpreting relevant incidents, as well as ad hoc decision-making. While noticing is an established research topic in other domains, it remains largely neglected in relation to the geography teacher. The…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Decision Making, Expertise
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Weiss, Günther – Journal of Geography, 2017
This article reports on the possibilities and challenges of starting problem-oriented learning in geography lessons. The article focuses on the features of motivating problems, because one of the essential functions of the problem to start with is to animate learners to solve it. The analysis of various introductions to problem-oriented learning…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students
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Höhnle, Steffen; Fögele, Janis; Mehren, Rainer; Schubert, Jan Christoph – Journal of Geography, 2016
In spite of various actions, the implementation of GIS (geographic information systems) in German schools is still very low. In the presented research, teaching experts as well as teaching novices were presented with empirically based constraints for implementation stemming from an earlier survey. In the process of various group discussions, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geographic Information Systems, Teacher Education, Continuing Education
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Matušková, Alena; Rousová, Magdalena – Journal of Geography, 2014
Czech-German relations developed in a complex way during the twentieth century. This article addresses the mutual historical and current relations of these nations, in light of historical events in the last century. The analysis is based on the study of period geography textbooks (as an example of one of the tools used to create a picture of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Relations, Foreign Policy, Geography Instruction
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Fleming, Dan B.; Schuetz, Arnold H. – Journal of Geography, 1992
Discusses the need to increase emphasis upon European countries, particularly Germany, in geography and social studies instruction. Cites research indicating that postwar Germany has been ignored in the classroom. Expects textbook coverage of Germany to increase, but recommends student and teacher exchanges to broaden U.S. awareness of Germany.…
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Corson, Mark W.; Minghi, Julian V. – Journal of Geography, 1994
Contends that no comparative analysis of the reunifications of Vietnam and Germany has been conducted. Presents a study that helps students and teachers understand the process. Discusses three approaches: (1) a winners-losers hypothesis; (2) a persistent dissimilarities hypothesis; and (3) a borderlands to centrality hypothesis. (CFR)
Descriptors: Communism, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy