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Kim, Kinam; Kim, Minsung – Journal of Geography, 2018
This study examined the effects of task demand and familiarity on students' perception and processing of spatial information upon viewing visuospatial representations. Participants in South Korea were told that they would travel through an area, either drawing a map or observing the scenery depicted in photographs. The level of familiarity in the…
Descriptors: Familiarity, Student Attitudes, Spatial Ability, Cognitive Processes
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Baker, Thomas R.; Palmer, Anita M.; Kerski, Joseph J. – Journal of Geography, 2009
This article examines the results of an online national survey of K-12 educators who attended a series of GIS training workshops conducted by the authors between 1998 and 2004. Data from the self-report survey (N = 186) suggest new information about potential changes in instruction and assessment patterns following GIS training. The survey…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Workshops, Professional Development, National Surveys
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Hardwick, Susan W.; Davis, Robert L. – Journal of Geography, 2009
The use of content-based language instruction (CBI) offers an innovative and effective method for teaching core geographic concepts and skills while students study a second language. This article focuses on a collaborative initiative developed and tested by university and high school level geography and second-language educators. The goal of the…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geography, Geographic Concepts, Second Language Instruction
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Bodzin, Alec M.; Cirucci, Lori – Journal of Geography, 2009
This article describes a design partnership that investigated how to integrate Google Earth, remotely sensed satellite and aerial imagery, with other instructional resources to investigate ground cover and land use in diverse middle school classrooms. Data analysis from the implementation study revealed that students acquired skills for…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Land Use, Urban Areas, Data Analysis
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Kostelnick, John C.; Rowley, Rex J.; McDermott, David; Bowen, Carol – Journal of Geography, 2009
Programs in geographic information systems (GIS) and related areas (e.g., GPS, remote sensing) have become important additions to the curriculum at colleges and universities of all sizes and types, including tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) such as Haskell Indian Nations University. This article discusses the recent development of a GIS…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, College Programs, Tribally Controlled Education, Curriculum Development
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Longan, Michael W.; Owusu, Francis; Roseman, Curtis C. – Journal of Geography, 2008
PlacesOnLine.org is a Web portal that provides easy access to high quality Web sites that focus on places from around the world. It is intended for use by a wide range of people, including professional geographers, teachers and students at all levels, and the general public. This article explores the potential uses of PlacesOnLine as an…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Internet, Educational Resources, Teaching Methods
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Liu, Suxia; Zhu, Xuan – Journal of Geography, 2008
Geographic information systems (GIS) are computer-based tools for geographic data analysis and spatial visualization. They have become one of the information and communications technologies for education at all levels. This article reviews the current status of GIS in schools, analyzes the requirements of a GIS-based learning environment from…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Constructivism (Learning), Visualization, Information Systems
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Lukinbeal, Chris; Allen, Casey D. – Journal of Geography, 2007
This article explores the implementation of critical pedagogic practices into a graduate level landscape seminar Web site. Critical pedagogy seeks to reconfigure student-teacher relationships and disrupt embedded power regimes within academia and society. Critical pedagogic practices create a dialogue amongst learners, where everyone has a stake…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Critical Theory, Seminars, Geography
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Salsbury, Denise E. – Journal of Geography, 2006
Increased knowledge of geographic place name vocabulary continues to be important to student academic success. Place knowledge is a vital part of students' learning to be responsible citizens by helping them become more conscious of the world around them and preparing the world around them and preparing them to enter a global workplace. This study…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Computer Assisted Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Geography Instruction
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Wai, Nu Nu; Giles, John H. – Journal of Geography, 2006
Reform in geography education, as reflected in "Geography for Life: National Geography Standards" (1994) for the U.S.A., favors a constructivist approach to learning. This study examines the acceptance of this approach among students in two upper secondary schools in China. A lesson was developed to illustrate interactive problem solving…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Problem Solving, Geography Instruction
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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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Stoltman, Joseph P. – Journal of Geography, 1983
Five conclusions were reached by participants at this meeting: microcomputers cannot take the place of teachers; computer-assisted learning (CAL) should be used to promote teacher-student-computer interaction; there is too little peer review; an international CAL clearinghouse is needed; and the international geography community can play an…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography Instruction
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de Souza, Anthony R. – Journal of Geography, 1985
Instructors at all levels can draw on a large number of geography software programs for use on microcomputers. This annotated listing describes some of these software programs. (RM)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Elementary Secondary Education
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Hantula, James – Journal of Geography, 1977
Describes a computer game which helps secondary school students learn about Africa. The objective is to identify a mystery picture from fragments, which are disclosed by the computer as players correctly answer questions about Africa. Game can be played by several students or observed on monitors by an entire class. (Author/AV)
Descriptors: African Culture, Area Studies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Games
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Churchill, Robert R.; Frankland, Phillip – Journal of Geography, 1980
Describes a college-level geography course in which the instructor used computer assisted instruction to introduce students to some commonly encountered mapping problems. Concludes that interactive mapping programs give students a more comprehensive understanding and appreciation of spatial concepts than can be acquired through conventional…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Course Descriptions, Educational Practices, Geography
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