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Hann, Deborah G.; Hagelman, Ronald R. – Journal of Geography, 2021
A rich pool of geographic and environmental ideas are embedded children's literature. This paper illuminates the geographic and environmental education themes present in second to eighth grade Common Core fiction, especially for leveraging this content for geographic and environmental education and in support of topically integrated learning…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Geography, Geography Instruction, Environmental Education
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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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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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Pedersen, Paula; Farrell, Pat; McPhee, Eric – Journal of Geography, 2005
This article addresses the lack of outcome-based research on the integration of technology into pedagogy at the undergraduate college level. It describes a study performed at a Midwestern university, testing the relative effectiveness of paper and electronic topographic maps for teaching map-reading skills, and considers the relationship between…
Descriptors: Program Descriptions, Map Skills, Geography Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness
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Wigglesivorth, John C. – Journal of Geography, 2003
This paper summarizes a research project conducted to investigate the strategies developed by middle school students to solve a route-finding problem using Arc View GIS software. Three different types of route-finding strategies were identified. Some students were visual route-finders and used a highly visual strategy; others were logical route…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Computer Software, Cognitive Mapping, Navigation
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Chiodo, John J. – Journal of Geography, 1997
Presents the results of a study contrasting conventional instruction with protocol lessons (a sequence of lessons based on developmental stages of learning with each lesson building on the previous one) concerning sketch maps. The students taught with the protocol lessons showed significant improvement over the other group. (MJP)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Structures, Cognitive Style, Developmental Stages
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Gregg, Madeleine – Journal of Geography, 1997
Outlines a variety of activities using each of Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligences to teach map reading skills. The Multiple Intelligences are logical/mathematical, linguistic, musical, bodily/kinesthetic, interpersonal, and intrapersonal. Includes multiple activities for teaching six key ideas and four skills. (MJP)
Descriptors: Cartography, Cognitive Style, Elementary Education, Geography
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Hardwick, Susan W.; Bean, Lydia L.; Alexander, Kathy A.; Shelley, Fred M. – Journal of Geography, 2000
Summarizes a pilot study that compared performance in geography with gender in which students were surveyed in two introductory geography classes at Southwest Texas State University (San Marcos, Texas). Indicates that the relationship between gender and geographic learning is more complex than originally believed. (CMK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Style, Gender Issues, Geography
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Gregg, Madeleine; And Others – Journal of Geography, 1995
Describes a new five-semester program that provides preservice teachers with both knowledge and skills for using strategies and teaching methods associated with general and special education. Discusses the goal and strategies of the Multiple Abilities Program in relationship to geography preservice teacher education. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Differences, Educational Change, Educational Improvement