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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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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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Golightly, Aubrey – Journal of Geography, 2019
An awareness of preservice geography teachers' learning styles and self-directed learning skills can assist geography lecturers in the creating of effective and meaningful learning environments. The cross-sectional case study explores whether a relationship exists between preservice geography teachers' self-directedness in learning and their…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Preservice Teachers, Independent Study, Geography Instruction
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Raath, Schalk; Hay, Anette – Journal of Geography, 2019
Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is a cross-curricular approach that needs to be accommodated in all subjects in the training of students as recommended by UNESCO. This South African case study of preservice geography students is presented for the purpose of understanding how they experienced systems thinking and a cooperative teaching…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Sustainable Development
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Smithwick, Erica; Baxter, Emily; Kim, Kyung; Edel-Malizia, Stephanie; Rocco, Stevie; Blackstock, Dean – Journal of Geography, 2018
Two forms of interactive video were assessed in an online course focused on conservation. The hypothesis was that interactive video enhances student perceptions about learning and improves mental models of social-ecological systems. Results showed that students reported greater learning and attitudes toward the subject following interactive video.…
Descriptors: Interactive Video, Technology Uses in Education, Online Courses, Conservation (Environment)
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Raath, Schalk; Golightly, Aubrey – Journal of Geography, 2017
This article reports on a problem-based learning (PBL) fieldwork activity carried out by geography education students on the Mooi River in the North West province of South Africa. The value of doing practical fieldwork using a PBL approach in the training of geography teachers was researched by means of an interpretative multimethods approach.…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Geography, Geography Instruction, Problem Based Learning
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Mackie, Peter; Kazmierczak, Aleksandra – Journal of Geography, 2017
This article examines the implementation and impacts of a program intended to improve research-led teaching in schools. Little consideration is given to the role of research-led teaching in schools; the argument is that this is a consequence of fractures between schools and universities. A program was developed to bring contemporary geographical…
Descriptors: Role, Geography Instruction, Educational Research, Teaching Methods
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Pierce, Joseph; Widen, Holly – Journal of Geography, 2017
This article explores the pedagogical implications of students' embodied and emotional reactions to difficult course material inside and outside of the classroom. Scholarship on teaching typically focuses on dimensions of students' cognitive engagement and development, yet geographical coursework often involves emotionally fraught topics:…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Geography Instruction, Emotional Response, Difficulty Level
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Arenas-Martija, Andoni; Salinas-Silva, Victor; Margalef-García, Leonor; Otero-Auristondo, Maria – Journal of Geography, 2017
This research aims to evaluate the geographical knowledge of nine teachers in the region of Valparaiso, Chile. An interpretive case study was conducted with data collected through classroom observations, interviews, and questionnaires, and these data were then analyzed through triangulation. The findings showed that these teachers, who are the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Case Studies, Observation
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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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Bedford, Daniel – Journal of Geography, 2016
Educators seeking to address global warming in their classrooms face numerous challenges, including the question of whether student opinions about anthropogenic global warming (AGW) can change in response to increased knowledge about the climate system. This article analyzes survey responses from 458 students at a primarily undergraduate…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Climate, Global Approach, Student Attitudes
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Golightly, Aubrey; Raath, Schalk – Journal of Geography, 2015
In South Africa, geography education students' approach to deep learning has received little attention. Therefore the purpose of this one-shot experimental case study was to evaluate the extent to which first-year geography education students used deep or surface learning in an embedded problem-based learning (PBL) format. The researchers measured…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Manson, Steven; Shannon, Jerry; Eria, Sami; Kne, Len; Dyke, Kevin; Nelson, Sara; Batra, Lalit; Bonsal, Dudley; Kernik, Melinda; Immich, Jennifer; Matson, Laura – Journal of Geography, 2014
Web mapping involves publishing and using maps via the Internet, and can range from presenting static maps to offering dynamic data querying and spatial analysis. Web mapping is seen as a promising way to support development of spatial thinking in the classroom but there are unanswered questions about how this promise plays out in reality. This…
Descriptors: Internet, Maps, Spatial Ability, Thinking Skills
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Conover, Georgia Davis; Miller, Jacob C. – Journal of Geography, 2014
Designed as a hybrid undergraduate class that includes online exercises and in-class discussion, Places in the Media helps students better understand the spatial politics of media that help structure our everyday lives. The article is meant as a do-it-yourself guide for instructors interested in building a course like Places in the Media. As such,…
Descriptors: Human Geography, Geography Instruction, College Faculty, Undergraduate Study
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Goldstein, Donna; Alibrandi, Marsha – Journal of Geography, 2013
This case study conducted with 1,425 middle school students in Palm Beach County, Florida, included a treatment group receiving GIS instruction (256) and a control group without GIS instruction (1,169). Quantitative analyses on standardized test scores indicated that inclusion of GIS in middle school curriculum had a significant effect on student…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Standardized Tests, Control Groups
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