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MacKay, Carley; Tran, Kim; Lunstrum, Elizabeth – Journal of Geography, 2021
Drawing on our experience teaching a 2-week field-based geography course on urban environmental issues, we reinforce the value of field-based experiential education (EE) especially as it faces growing threats. We show how such experience can enable students to understand the diversity of urban environmental challenges in situ; grasp cities as…
Descriptors: Field Trips, Experiential Learning, Geography Instruction, Urban Environment
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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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Jo, Injeong; Huh, Sojung; Bannert, April; Grubb, Kenneth – Journal of Geography, 2020
Based on students' reflections and testimonials, we examined what it takes to help students become engaged in an online course designed with educators and education researchers in mind. The purpose of this paper is to provide the readers with insights into creating an online learning environment where students succeed by taking active roles and…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Summer Programs
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Peterson, Emily Grossnickle; Kolvoord, Bob; Uttal, David H.; Green, Adam E. – Journal of Geography, 2020
The goal of the present study was to characterize high school students' (n = 338) exposure to geospatial technologies and investigate factors predicting enrollment in a GIS course. Students who reported using GIS were almost 10 times more likely to enroll than students without experience using GIS. Males were more than 3 times more likely to…
Descriptors: High School Students, Geographic Information Systems, Predictor Variables, Enrollment Influences
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Gampell, Anthony; Gaillard, J. C.; Parsons, Meg; Le Dé, Loïc – Journal of Geography, 2020
Scholars, practitioners and educators propose video games as innovative teaching methods to engage geography students. A methodological framework, informed by constructivist learning theory, explored the ability of 'serious' disaster video games to foster student participation in learning within four New Zealand schools. The findings indicate the…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Video Games, Natural Disasters, Emergency Programs
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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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Rutherford, David J.; Lovorn, Carley – Journal of Geography, 2018
Research conducted in 2013 identified the perceptions that K-12 teachers and administrators hold with respect to: (1) the perceived needs in education, (2) the professional audiences that are most important to reach, and (3) the service models that are most effective. The specific purpose of the research was to refine and improve the services that…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Strategic Planning
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Oldakowski, Ray; Johnson, Ashley – Journal of Geography, 2018
This study examines the effectiveness of integrating geography into existing math and science curriculum to teach climate change and sea level rise. The desired outcome is to improve student performance in all three subjects. A sample of 120 fifth graders from three schools were taught the integrated curriculum over a period of two to three weeks.…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Climate, Integrated Activities, Science Curriculum
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Chang, Chew-Hung; Pascua, Liberty; Ess, Frances – Journal of Geography, 2018
This article discusses the implementation of a pedagogical tool aimed at the refutation of secondary school (grade ten-equivalent) students' persistent climate change misconceptions. Using a lesson study approach, the materials and intervention techniques used were developed collaboratively with geography teachers. The objective is two-pronged: to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Grade 10, Geography Instruction
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Leydon, Joseph; McLaughlin, Christina; Wilson, Heather – Journal of Geography, 2017
The literature suggests that owing to profound difficulties with high school geography curricula, teachers play a vital role in stimulating student interest and in providing a platform for continuation in the study of geography at university. Yet, with little empirical evidence offered in support, it is unclear why students select geography at…
Descriptors: High School Students, Geography, Student Interests, College Students
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Rohli, Robert V.; Binford, Paul E. – Journal of Geography, 2016
Geography at elementary and middle schools in Louisiana, USA., remains a social studies strand along with civics, economics, and history, with no state-required geography course at any level. But because schools may require more geography than the state standard, this research examines the extent to which K-12 students are exposed to geography in…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Educational Trends, Educational Practices, Trend Analysis
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Lee, Dong-min; Ryu, Jaemyong – Journal of Geography, 2015
This study examines the potential of mindful learning in geography education. A hypothesis was developed to form the research topic, and three experiments were performed to analyze it. The experiments supported the hypothesis. In other words, mindful learning was found to be helpful for cultivating balanced attitudes toward regions. In conclusion,…
Descriptors: Geographic Regions, Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Metacognition
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Somdahl-Sands, Katrinka – Journal of Geography, 2015
Many students enter classes with a very Orientalist mental map of the region usually called the "Middle East." This is understandable considering the information and images of the region that pervade our media landscape. In an effort to teach student how to critically examine media sources themselves, the author utilizes a blog format…
Descriptors: Human Geography, Geography Instruction, College Students, Student Attitudes
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Leydon, Joseph; Turner, Sally – Journal of Geography, 2013
Fieldwork is an essential component of undergraduate geographic education, but with growing enrollment and limited resources few first-year instructors incorporate this activity in their courses. This article reports on the challenges of incorporating fieldwork into a large first-year course and the strategies adopted to respond to these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Undergraduate Study, Introductory Courses
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Saveland, Robert N. – Journal of Geography, 1979
Teachers of 13-year-old students are invited to participate in a place-vocabulary project conducted by the International Geographical Union. Students associate names of oceans, countries, and cities with their correct location on a world outline map. Although the test is included, teachers must contact the coordinator to participate. (KC)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Geography Instruction, Map Skills, Physical Geography