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Aubrey Golightly; Sandra Sprenger – Journal of Geography, 2024
Learner-centered instruction fosters 21st-century skills and must be implemented in geography classrooms. In this South African case study, most teachers predominantly implemented teacher-centered instruction. The analysis of the results established a moderate but highly significant relationship between geography teachers' years of teaching and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Learning Strategies
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Heintzman, Ryan; Brandi, Aldo; Kelley, Madeline; Marvin, M. Colin – Journal of Geography, 2023
The COVID-19 pandemic forced educational institutions around the globe to close or move to a remote format. This article focuses on the transition of an in-person undergraduate physical geography lab to online synchronous learning during the Fall 2020 semester. Findings suggest the importance of abundant learning materials as well as showing…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Physical Geography, Geography Instruction
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Bendl, Tomáš; Marada, Miroslav; Havelková, Lenka – Journal of Geography, 2023
Problem-solving skills are often considered to be the key skills in today's world, and their importance in geography education is widely recognized. However, empirical evidence analyzing whether and how teachers develop problem-solving skills during geography lessons is especially scarce in the context of preservice teachers. Accordingly, we…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Geography Instruction, Problem Solving, Teaching Styles
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Grobelski, Tiffany; Versluis, Anna; McClelland, Jesse – Journal of Geography, 2023
This paper details the process and results of redesigning an introductory undergraduate World Geography course, from a survey of world regions to a project-based course. Through two student projects, one tracing commodities and another eliciting migration experiences, the course renders the world not as the sum of discrete regions but as the…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Student Projects, Active Learning, Introductory Courses
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Kim, Minsung – Journal of Geography, 2023
This study examined whether an emotional geography-based community participation project enhanced students' civic engagement competence. The participants identified community problems based on emotional geographies, created their own spatial stories using spatial analysis and emotional mapping, and finally proposed spatial development strategies.…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Competence, Psychological Patterns, Geography Instruction
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Mathews, Adam J.; DeChano-Cook, Lisa M.; Bloom, Cynthia – Journal of Geography, 2023
The objective of this research was to determine if and to what extent students' learning of geographic concepts can be improved through incorporation of hands-on play with Play-Doh® and LEGO® and geospatial technologies, specifically drones. The project team conducted six months of biweekly, collaborative instruction at Comstock Middle School in…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Toys
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Huh, Sojung; Jo, Injeong – Journal of Geography, 2023
This study examined the successes and struggles that teachers experience while incorporating geospatial technologies (GST) into their lessons. Fourteen teachers' GST-integrated classroom lessons developed at the final stage of a semester-long graduate course were evaluated, using a TPACK-based GST-integrated lesson assessment rubric. The…
Descriptors: Barriers, Teaching Methods, Geography Instruction, Geographic Information Systems
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Berendsen, Margo E.; Hodza, Paddington; Hamerlinck, Jeffrey D. – Journal of Geography, 2023
A better understanding of differences in the nature of human computer interaction (HCI) relating to GIS software can help with learning spatial concepts and spatial thinking skills. This motivates our study, which aims to create a standard measure of interaction with GIS software that can be used individually or along with existing measurement…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Geographic Information Systems, Computer Software
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Lee, Dong-min – Journal of Geography, 2023
This study aims to investigate the potential of narrative-based geospatial technologies (NGSTs) in the teaching of regional geography to preservice geography teachers (PGTs). Reflective journals gathered from students who took a StoryMaps-based European regional geography class were analyzed using phenomenography. The results showed that NGSTs are…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Geography Instruction, Geographic Information Systems, Physical Geography
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I. J. Buzo-Sánchez; C. Mínguez; M. L. De Lázaro-Torres – Journal of Geography, 2023
This study investigates the didactic educational use of Web GIS in the framework of SMART learning and its potential to help students' practice geospatial thinking. Using qualitative, exploratory action research methods, four classroom experiences were designed, developed, implemented, and analyzed. The findings support the claims that the use of…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Web Sites, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Hagge, Patrick D. – Journal of Geography, 2023
Blank paper maps are often used to assess student location knowledge. A total of 502 students enrolled in 12 undergraduate World Geography classes between 2016 and 2022 were initially asked to find some of the following countries on a blank world map: Afghanistan, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Mexico,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Higher Education, Maps, Geography Instruction
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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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Wei, Huimin; Liu, Lu; Zeng, Siying; Xie, Shumin; Xu, Yanhua; Lu, Xiaoxu – Journal of Geography, 2022
This study examined how the family capital of upper secondary school students impacted on their geospatial thinking skills and explored the mediating effect of their academic achievement in geography. A total of 1,018 upper secondary school students participated. The results of our mediation analysis conducted using the PROCESS modeling tool…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Academic Achievement, Geography, Thinking Skills
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Mitchell, David; Hanus, Martin; Béneker, Tine; Biddulph, Mary; Leininger-Frézal, Caroline; Zwartjes, Luc; Donert, Karl – Journal of Geography, 2022
GeoCapabilities is a distinctive approach to teacher professional development which foregrounds the educational potential of geographical knowledge. This paper examines the effect of GeoCapabilities on geography teachers' expertise. First, the paper explores a problem of teacher training which privileges technique for classroom effectiveness over…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Geography, Knowledge Level, Expertise
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