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Leydon, Joseph; Wilson, Kathi; Boyd, Cleo – Journal of Geography, 2014
Poor quality writing skills among undergraduate geography students is a significant concern among university instructors. This article reports on a multipronged strategy aimed at improving student writing in a large, first-year human geography course. The strategy emphasized ways to provide effective feedback through teaching assistant training,…
Descriptors: Human Geography, Geography Instruction, Writing Ability, College Freshmen
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Dunn, James M. – Journal of Geography, 2011
Location knowledge is typically assessed using outline maps. A new set of questions reflect spatial thinking research and helps to assess student location knowledge. A small group (145) of first-year college students helped to refine the items. Question styles include: open-response, multiple-choice, listing, labeling, and sketching. Topics…
Descriptors: Geography, Maps, National Standards, Spatial Ability
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Bein, F. L.; Hayes, James J.; Jones, Thomas G. – Journal of Geography, 2009
After fifteen years of geographic education efforts, a baseline geography skills test was repeated in Indiana. In 2002, 2,278 students in college freshman geography courses were tested with a revision of the National Council for Geographic Education Competency-Based Geography Test, Secondary Level Form II. The test measured geographic ability in…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Travel, Test Results, Ethnic Groups
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Estaville, Lawrence E.; Brown, Brock J.; Caldwell, Sally – Journal of Geography, 2006
Following an integrative model that shows the complex connections of recruitment, retention, and placement, this first paper in a three-part series explores the challenging endeavor of attracting students to undertake geography as their undergraduate major. Survey data of incoming students are indispensable in constructing successful recruitment…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Geography, Computer Mediated Communication, College Freshmen
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Smith, Julie M.; Edwards, Patrick M.; Raschke, Jason – Journal of Geography, 2006
This paper presents the design, implementation and assessment of the Columbia River Basin Environmental Research Project (CERP) curriculum. CERP is an online inquiry-based, regional geographic curriculum designed to improve technology skills and content knowledge about water quality and watershed-level processes. Student attitudes and knowledge…
Descriptors: Program Design, Program Implementation, Program Evaluation, Geography Instruction
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Elwood, Sarah A. – Journal of Geography, 2004
Experiential learning pedagogies are being adopted across undergraduate education and touted as an effective strategy for enhancing student learning. This paper develops an explanation for how and why such pedagogies can foster students' critical thinking and learning. Drawing on data collected from first-year students in "field based" urban…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Human Geography, Undergraduate Study, Instruction
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Sommers, Brian J. – Journal of Geography, 1997
Profiles an Introduction to Geography course that integrates first year experience (FYE) materials into the curriculum. FYE programs are designed to aid students in the transition to college, develop study skills, increase awareness of useful resources, help students understand the community of the university, and encourage critical thinking. (MJP)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Freshmen, Educational Experience, Geography Instruction