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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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Hergan, Irena – Journal of Geography, 2018
This article presents the results of research on how ten-year-old children in an unfamiliar environment perceive the surroundings of the route during their wayfinding when they focus on the task of successfully orienting themselves with two different sources of cartographic support: a mobile navigator and a paper map. The results show that the…
Descriptors: Cartography, Maps, Geographic Location, Navigation
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Larsen, Thomas B.; Harrington, John A., Jr. – Journal of Geography, 2018
The concept and characteristics of place within geography education are surveyed in the context of learning progressions. Beginning with place's history and relevance in geographic thought, this review moves on to discuss connections between space and place. From a geographic education perspective, place-based instruction and place characteristics…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Geography Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Kindergarten
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Sinha, Gaurav; Smucker, Thomas A.; Lovell, Eric J.; Velempini, Kgosietsile; Miller, Samuel A.; Weiner, Daniel; Wangui, Elizabeth Edna – Journal of Geography, 2017
In this article, participatory geographic information systems GIS (PGIS) is explored and established as a powerful platform for geographic education. PGIS pedagogy can help educators meet diverse learning objectives pertaining to: (1) local knowledge and place-based thinking; (2) community engagement; (3) field mapping with geospatial…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Teaching Methods, Geography, Educational Technology
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Zhu, Liangfeng; Pan, Xin; Gao, Gongcheng – Journal of Geography, 2016
Advances in the Google Earth virtual globe and the concomitant Keyhole Markup Language (KML) are providing educators with a convenient platform to cultivate and assess one's place location knowledge (PLK). This article presents a general framework and associated implementation methods for the online testing of PLK using Google Earth. The proposed…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Geography, Geographic Information Systems, Internet
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Liesch, Matthew; Dunklee, Linda M.; Legg, Robert J.; Feig, Anthony D.; Krause, Austin Jena – Journal of Geography, 2015
This article provides a history of efforts to map vernacular regions as context for offering readers a way of using business directories in order to construct a GIS-based map of vernacular regions. With Michigan as a case study, the article discusses regional-naming conventions, boundaries, and inclusions and omissions of areas from regional…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Maps, Grade 8
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Phillips, Daniel W.; Montello, Daniel R. – Journal of Geography, 2015
Previous research has examined heuristics--simplified decision-making rules-of-thumb--for geospatial reasoning. This study examined at two locations the influence of beliefs about local coastline orientation on estimated directions to local and distant places; estimates were made immediately or after fifteen seconds. This study goes beyond…
Descriptors: Heuristics, Decision Making, Spatial Ability, Thinking Skills
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Murphy, Alexander B. – Journal of Geography, 2014
William Pattison's seminal 1964 article outlining geography's four core traditions provided an informative overview of distinct strands of research and teaching in geography. His article enhanced appreciation of the discipline's intellectual diversity, but it did not address why the identified traditions should be grouped together…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Spatial Ability, Geographic Location
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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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Senyurt, Secil – Journal of Geography, 2014
This study provides an in-depth investigation of Turkish primary school students' perceptions of geography. Gender differences in students' perceptions of geography were investigated, including definitions of geography and its field of study. The findings showed that "landforms," "our geographical regions/Turkey,"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Geography, Student Attitudes
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Turner, Sally; Leydon, Joseph – Journal of Geography, 2012
To make sense of spatial data, information and concepts strong geographic literacy skills are a prerequisite, yet existing studies suggest a global decline in these skills. Current geographic tools predominantly focus on mapping tasks that do not necessarily lead to an understanding of the broader geographic relevance of location. This article…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Tests
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Dunn, James M. – Journal of Geography, 2011
Location knowledge is typically assessed using outline maps. A new set of questions reflect spatial thinking research and helps to assess student location knowledge. A small group (145) of first-year college students helped to refine the items. Question styles include: open-response, multiple-choice, listing, labeling, and sketching. Topics…
Descriptors: Geography, Maps, National Standards, Spatial Ability
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Kulo, Violet A.; Bodzin, Alec M. – Journal of Geography, 2011
This article presents a design-based research study of the implementation of an energy unit developed for middle school students. The unit utilized Google Earth and a geographic information system (GIS) to support student understanding of the world's energy resources and foster their spatial thinking skills. Findings from the prototype study…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Energy, Instructional Materials, Spatial Ability
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Warkentin, Traci – Journal of Geography, 2011
Preservice educators engaged in experiential, place-based learning through a semester-long assignment in which they observed a specific place in Central Park in Manhattan, New York, and kept a nature journal. The assignment was organized around two pivotal elements: direct, sensory experience and time in place. Both elements added vital dimensions…
Descriptors: Physical Environment, Urban Environment, Geography Instruction, Geographic Location
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Theo, Lisa – Journal of Geography, 2011
A constant struggle for teachers at all levels is finding ways to successfully teach students complex theories and concepts. Student comprehension is often enhanced by applying these theories and concepts to real world situations. This project demonstrates central place theory by examining highway billboard signs along major Wisconsin highways. In…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Geography, Geographic Information Systems, Statistical Analysis
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