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Larsen, Thomas; Gerike, Matthew; Harrington, John, Jr. – Journal of Geography, 2022
Pollution issues, anthropogenic climate change, and biodiversity declines, formerly local in scope, accumulate to threaten crossing planetary boundaries and tipping Earth's system to an uninhabitable state. The human-environment identity is an unsung cornerstone of geography that can educate upcoming generations of citizens about trends over time,…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Geography Instruction, Kindergarten, Elementary Secondary Education
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Solem, Michael; Dony, Coline; Herman, Thomas; León, Kelly; Magdy, Amr; Nara, Atsushi; Ray, Waverly; Rey, Sergio; Russell, Rachel – Journal of Geography, 2021
To build educational capacity for the rapidly evolving science and profession of geocomputation, the American Association of Geographers piloted an Encoding Geography research-practice partnership (RPP) composed of geography and computer science educators and researchers. This commentary describes the process, known as Collective Impact, that was…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Geography Instruction, Computer Science Education, Disproportionate Representation
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Schultz, Richard B.; DeMers, Michael N. – Journal of Geography, 2020
Recent events resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic precipitated a triage-like environment wherein experienced faculty were forced to convert courses rapidly to online venues. This unexpected circumstance forced educators to adopt different learning theories of which they were largely unaware. The results were predominantly unsatisfactory for both…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology
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Hintermann, Christiane; Bergmeister, Felix Magnus; Kessel, Viola Anna – Journal of Geography, 2020
Media are the arena where the discursive struggle over identities, cultures and geographies is carried out. Media organize our ways of thinking and acting vis-à-vis our ideas and perceptions of "us" and of "others." With the proliferation of participative information technology, (young) media users reinforce or challenge media…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Geography Instruction, Information Technology, Teaching Methods
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Warf, Barney – Journal of Geography, 2019
Digital divides--uneven patterns of access--are a major feature of cyberspace. This article opens by noting that most students are digital natives who grew up with the Internet. Second, it summarizes digital divides, including global patterns, rural--urban differences, ethnic and gender discrepancies, and the role of smartphones. The third section…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Disadvantaged, Internet, Rural Urban Differences
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Lopez, Christina; Weaver, Russell – Journal of Geography, 2019
This article situates intentional communities (ICs) in the discipline of geography, and outlines an agenda for further research into the geographies and experiences of ICs, insofar as such spaces may inform future strategic responses to the complex, multiscalar problems that characterize the Anthropocene. The article introduces readers to…
Descriptors: Geography, Intention, Community, Geographic Concepts
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Swietek, Agnes; Brunn, Stanley; Wógtowicz, Bozena – Journal of Geography, 2019
The Roma are the largest and, some scholars would argue, the most marginalized group in Europe, an observation evident in an examination of school texts for Polish children. Using the concept of the "geographies of silence," we discuss the nature of text and graphical silences and the reasons behind the paucity of text, photo, and map…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Textbooks, Disadvantaged, Content Analysis
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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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Maddox, Lamont E.; Howell, James B.; Saye, John W. – Journal of Geography, 2018
Social studies professionals advocate linking discipline-based content to citizenship learning goals. However, research suggests that students rarely encounter inquiry-based instruction in their geography coursework and have few opportunities to explore how geography impacts civic decision making. In this article, we present a problem-based…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Social Studies, Citizenship Education, Decision Making
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Gress, Douglas R.; Tschapka, Johannes M. – Journal of Geography, 2017
There is an apparent disconnect between geography and education for sustainable development (ESD), with geography underrepresented in publications and curricula related to sustainability though the discipline embraces the need to foment positive change. To bridge this schism, this article introduces advances in education for sustainable…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Teaching Methods, Geography Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Romig, Kevin – Journal of Geography, 2017
Significant changes in textbook publishing are at college instructors' door. Textbook representatives are directed to mesmerize potential clients with eye-catching displays and statements about digital literacy of the next generation of college students. Based on a one-year pilot study, in 2014-2015, of an electronic textbook, this commentary…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Electronic Publishing, Geography Instruction, Educational Technology
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Millsaps, Lisa Tabor; Harrington, John A., Jr. – Journal of Geography, 2017
This work shares a time-sensitive framework for teaching GIS to educators of all levels and disciplines. Existing relationships with teachers enabled the addition of GIS content in professional development activities. The amount of time devoted to GIS-related content varied depending on time made available for interaction with the audience.…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Models, Faculty Development, Preservice Teachers
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Smiley, Sarah L. – Journal of Geography, 2017
The reality show "The Amazing Race" serves as a useful text for the cultural geography classroom. As competitors travel the world, they complete challenging tasks designed to be both educational and entertaining. Audiences see actual images from destinations around the world and learn about the unique cultures of these places. They also…
Descriptors: Human Geography, Geography Instruction, Programming (Broadcast), Television
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Haney, Jennifer – Journal of Geography, 2017
Geography is in a unique position to address the topic of terrorism both inside and outside the classroom and has much to offer in terms of crafting effective measures to counter some of the most pressing threats to international security. As little consideration has been given to teaching about this important subject matter at the university…
Descriptors: Geography, Teaching Methods, Terrorism, Case Studies
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Barnd, Natchee – Journal of Geography, 2016
This article describes a high-impact learning project that combines geography, history, and ethnic studies. It describes the construction of the course, student outcomes, and the final and publicly presented collaborative project: the Social Justice Tour of Corvallis. Based on work in a small largely white town, this project presents a…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Race, Critical Theory, Geography Instruction
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