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Arrhenius, Mattias; Bladh, Gabriel; Lundholm, Cecilia – Journal of Geography, 2022
The aim of this study was to investigate students' understanding of the Gulf Stream as a geographical phenomenon and in relation to geospatial conceptualizations focusing on the geographical concepts of location, distribution and interaction. Data consists of 134 responses from 12-13-year-old students who completed an assignment in the Swedish…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Geography, Knowledge Level
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Whalen, Kate; Paez, Antonio – Journal of Geography, 2022
Experiential education partnered with guided reflection is thought to support students with higher-order thinking skills. In this study, 44 reflections from two university-level sustainability courses were compared. In both courses students were asked to write a reflection, but only one course used the Reflective Learning Framework (RLF). Tests of…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Thinking Skills, Experiential Learning, Sustainability
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Gilbertz, Susan; Wood, Brittany; Craig, Christopher; Karabas, Ismail; Petrun Sayers, Elizabeth; McCormick, Benjamin – Journal of Geography, 2022
The effectiveness of interdisciplinary sustainability curriculum remains understudied in geography education. Accordingly, we deployed and evaluated an interdisciplinary sustainability and STEM module for in-person and online sections of a fall 2018 Human Geography course. Results indicate that sustainability knowledge improved after the…
Descriptors: Program Development, Program Evaluation, Interdisciplinary Approach, Sustainability
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Xiang, Xi; Chen, Yaling; Fang, Yuan; Zhang, Qi – Journal of Geography, 2022
The recent round of curriculum reform in China has proposed the educational goal of developing key competencies. This study examined how key competencies are integrated into geography textbooks for middle schools through pre-designed activities. The results showed that the textbooks emphasized the regional awareness competency. The activities in…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Secondary School Students, Competency Based Education, Foreign Countries
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Deisenrieder, Veronika; Müller, Svenja; Knoflach, Bettina; Oberrauch, Anna; Geitner, Clemens; Keller, Lars; Stötter, Johann – Journal of Geography, 2022
The interactions of climate change and soils (ICCS) are scarcely examined in Climate Change Education (CCE). Analyzing the pre-conceptions of secondary school students (n = 421) reveals a high number of missing answers (48.2%), while residual participants responded with either medium (33.3%) or low (11.5%) complexity levels. The natural and the…
Descriptors: Physical Geography, Climate, Soil Science, Secondary School Students
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Choi, Yusik – Journal of Geography, 2021
Computers and geospatial technologies such as Geographic Information Systems, Google Earth, and the Global Positioning System (GPS) are increasingly common tools for geography instruction in schools. The NAEP Data Explorer was used to conduct an analysis of geography achievement in the eighth grade based on differences in students' access to and…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Academic Achievement, Grade 8, Geographic Information Systems
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Paulus, Licia; Nolan, Kelly – Journal of Geography, 2021
Using the 2018 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) datasets for geography, we explore relationships between geography achievement in the eighth grade and contextual variables related to the content and organization of the geography/social studies curriculum. Differences in student achievement are associated with grade-level…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Academic Achievement, Middle School Students, Grade 8
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Solem, Michael; Vaughan, Phillip; Savage, Corey; De Nadai, Alessandro S. – Journal of Geography, 2021
This paper examines national gaps and trends in geography achievement in eighth grade from 1994 to 2018. Statistical models comprising student- and school-level variables were developed to predict achievement using data provided by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Although there were statistically significant relationships…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis
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Makowsky, Michael; Martin, Zackary – Journal of Geography, 2021
Student and teacher attitudes toward school subjects are associated with varying levels of achievement in those subjects. This study analyzed data from the 2018 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) to explore relationships between geography achievement in 8th grade, student attitudes toward geography, and teacher attitudes about…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Secondary School Students
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Rueschhoff, Jan; Palma, Heather – Journal of Geography, 2021
The relationship between teacher quality and student achievement is often at the heart of educational debates about student success. In this study, we leverage data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) to explore relationships between geography achievement in the 8th grade and various indicators of teacher quality. We found…
Descriptors: Correlation, Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty Development, Teaching Experience
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González, Ainhoa; Bonnin, Christine; O'Mahony, Eoin; Nguyen Hong, Nga; Nguyen Thi Minh, Tien – Journal of Geography, 2021
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are increasingly applied to support evidence-based decisions across disciplines, including the global development and humanitarian sector. However, higher education programmes in development-related fields rarely integrate GIS as a teaching and learning component. This paper describes a GIS module…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Geography Instruction, Geographic Information Systems, Higher Education
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Moorman, Lynn; Djavaherpour, Hessam; Etemad, Katayoon; Samavati, Faramarz F. – Journal of Geography, 2021
A novel method to create a physicalization of Digital Earth resulted a new type of analogue and tactile geographic information system (GIS). The model was tested by students in Australia, who shared insights into how the model supported their learning about the concept of "overlay" while providing an interesting and engaging learning…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Spatial Ability, Geographic Information Systems, Foreign Countries
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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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Xie, Shumin; Zheng, Xiaodong; Sun, Yuyu; Wan, Jingyi; Lu, Xiaoxu – Journal of Geography, 2021
Geospatial thinking is crucial for understanding the spatial order of the world. The factors influencing geospatial thinking deserve attention in geography education. Utilizing correlation analysis, we found that general intelligence, geographic knowledge, and geographic learning interest had a significant influence on geospatial thinking. This…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Thinking Skills, Geography Instruction, Intelligence
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Havelková, Lenka; Hanus, Martin – Journal of Geography, 2021
Spatial thinking is a crucial aspect of geography education with which all citizens should be equipped. This study employs eye-tracking technology to research strategies (their repertoire, distribution, effectiveness, and adaptiveness) used by upper-secondary students when analyzing spatial patterns with thematic maps. The results show that…
Descriptors: High School Students, Adolescents, Spatial Ability, Problem Solving
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