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Oberle, Alex – Journal of Geography, 2020
Designed for middle school grades, the National Geographic Geo-Inquiry Process engages students in geographic inquiry that begins with formulating a question that addresses an issue in the local community and ends with taking informed action to advocate for a specific, concrete solution. This research employs a pretest and post-test in classrooms…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Geography Instruction, Local Issues
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Hanus, Martin; Havelková, Lenka – Journal of Geography, 2019
Maps are an increasingly used source of information and it is therefore essential to develop map skills in students. A fundamental factor affecting the choice of map skills and the way they are developed is the teacher and his/her concept of map work. Based on the results of a survey and semi-structured interviews among Czech teachers, this study…
Descriptors: Map Skills, Skill Development, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Pingel, Thomas J. – Journal of Geography, 2018
Game-based Web sites and applications are changing the ways in which students learn the world map. In this study, a Web map-based digital learning tool was used as a study aid for a university-level geography course in order to examine the way in which global scale cognitive maps are constructed. A network analysis revealed that clicks were…
Descriptors: Cognitive Mapping, Geography, Geography Instruction, Electronic Learning
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Anthamatten, Peter; Bryant, Lara M. P.; Ferrucci, Beverly J.; Jennings, Steve; Theobald, Rebecca – Journal of Geography, 2018
Giant maps offer a potentially useful pedagogical tool for teaching mathematics and map skills. In this pilot study, giant maps were distributed to elementary schools in Colorado and New Hampshire and teachers were provided with guided activities designed to integrate mathematics and geography skills. In an assessment of student skills, it was…
Descriptors: Map Skills, Teaching Methods, Pilot Projects, Elementary School Students
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Hsu, Hsiao-Ping; Tsai, Bor-Wen; Chen, Che-Ming – Journal of Geography, 2018
Teaching high-school geomorphological concepts and topographic map reading entails many challenges. This research reports the applicability and effectiveness of Google Earth in teaching topographic map skills and geomorphological concepts, by a single teacher, in a one-computer classroom. Compared to learning via a conventional instructional…
Descriptors: Maps, Map Skills, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education
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Carbonell Carrera, Carlos; Saorín, José Luis; Hess Medler, Stephany – Journal of Geography, 2018
Cartographic interpretation requires accurate spatial orientation. Two main sources of spatial knowledge acquisition inform spatial orientation ability: map-like perspective (map reading), and ground level perspective (wayfinding). The Pokémon GO game incorporates both types as players use a map to orient themselves while also moving around in the…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Geographic Information Systems, Computer Games, Maps
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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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Carbonell Carrera, Carlos; Avarvarei, Bogdan Vlad; Chelariu, Elena Liliana; Draghia, Lucia; Avarvarei, Simona Catrinel – Journal of Geography, 2017
Landforms often are represented on maps using abstract cartographic techniques that the reader must interpret for successful three-dimensional terrain visualization. New technologies in 3D landscape representation, both digital and tangible, offer the opportunity to visualize terrain in new ways. The results of a university student workshop, in…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Map Skills, Technology Uses in Education, Cartography
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Jadallah, May; Hund, Alycia M.; Thayn, Jonathan; Studebaker, Joel Garth; Roman, Zachary J.; Kirby, Elizabeth – Journal of Geography, 2017
This study explores the effects of geographic information systems (GIS) curriculum on fifth-grade students' spatial ability and map-analysis skills. A total of 174 students from an urban public school district and their teachers participated in a quasi-experimental design study. Four teachers implemented a GIS curriculum in experimental classes…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geographic Information Systems, Grade 5, Spatial Ability
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Mullens, Jo Beth – Journal of Geography, 2016
Charging undergraduate geography students with the task of designing a recreational trail in their local community offers an engaging experiential opportunity with potential to advance geographic learning in a real-world setting. This article presents an assignment in which students were asked to develop a recreational trail proposal for an…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Recreational Facilities, Assignments
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Huynh, Niem Tu; Solem, Michael; Bednarz, Sarah Witham – Journal of Geography, 2015
This article provides an overview of learning progressions (LP) and assesses the potential of this line of research to improve geography education. It presents the merits and limitations of three of the most common approaches used to conduct LP research and draws on one approach to propose a first draft of a LP on map reading and interpretation.…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Maps, Map Skills
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Battersby, Sarah E.; Kessler, Fritz C. – Journal of Geography, 2012
The ability to recognize distortions of, for example, areas, angles, and landmass shapes in global-scale map projections, is an important part of critical map reading and use. This study investigates the cues used by individuals when they assess distortion on global-scale map projections. It was hypothesized that landmass shape would be a dominant…
Descriptors: Evidence, Cues, Measures (Individuals), Map Skills
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Schuit, Walter – Journal of Geography, 2011
Students learn how to read and interpret topographic maps by using a set of simplified map exercise cards. Students learn in the field as opposed to a traditional classroom. Map symbols, distance, direction, form, and relief are among the map interpretation topics taught with this method. The multiple-choice format of the exercise also allows for…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Topography, Maps, Map Skills
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Bein, F. L.; Hayes, James J.; Jones, Thomas G. – Journal of Geography, 2009
After fifteen years of geographic education efforts, a baseline geography skills test was repeated in Indiana. In 2002, 2,278 students in college freshman geography courses were tested with a revision of the National Council for Geographic Education Competency-Based Geography Test, Secondary Level Form II. The test measured geographic ability in…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Travel, Test Results, Ethnic Groups
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Olson, Judy M. – Journal of Geography, 2006
The ability to see whether a map is equal-area, conformal, or neither is useful for looking intelligently at large-area maps. For example, only if a map is equal-area can reliable judgments of relative size be made. If a map is equal-area, latitude-longitude cells are equal in size between a given pair of parallels, the cells between a given pair…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Map Skills, Locational Skills (Social Studies), Geographic Location
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