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Arrhenius, Mattias; Bladh, Gabriel; Lundholm, Cecilia – Journal of Geography, 2022
The aim of this study was to investigate students' understanding of the Gulf Stream as a geographical phenomenon and in relation to geospatial conceptualizations focusing on the geographical concepts of location, distribution and interaction. Data consists of 134 responses from 12-13-year-old students who completed an assignment in the Swedish…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Geography, Knowledge Level
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Xiang, Xi; Chen, Yaling; Fang, Yuan; Zhang, Qi – Journal of Geography, 2022
The recent round of curriculum reform in China has proposed the educational goal of developing key competencies. This study examined how key competencies are integrated into geography textbooks for middle schools through pre-designed activities. The results showed that the textbooks emphasized the regional awareness competency. The activities in…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Secondary School Students, Competency Based Education, Foreign Countries
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Deisenrieder, Veronika; Müller, Svenja; Knoflach, Bettina; Oberrauch, Anna; Geitner, Clemens; Keller, Lars; Stötter, Johann – Journal of Geography, 2022
The interactions of climate change and soils (ICCS) are scarcely examined in Climate Change Education (CCE). Analyzing the pre-conceptions of secondary school students (n = 421) reveals a high number of missing answers (48.2%), while residual participants responded with either medium (33.3%) or low (11.5%) complexity levels. The natural and the…
Descriptors: Physical Geography, Climate, Soil Science, Secondary School Students
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González, Ainhoa; Bonnin, Christine; O'Mahony, Eoin; Nguyen Hong, Nga; Nguyen Thi Minh, Tien – Journal of Geography, 2021
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are increasingly applied to support evidence-based decisions across disciplines, including the global development and humanitarian sector. However, higher education programmes in development-related fields rarely integrate GIS as a teaching and learning component. This paper describes a GIS module…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Geography Instruction, Geographic Information Systems, Higher Education
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Moorman, Lynn; Djavaherpour, Hessam; Etemad, Katayoon; Samavati, Faramarz F. – Journal of Geography, 2021
A novel method to create a physicalization of Digital Earth resulted a new type of analogue and tactile geographic information system (GIS). The model was tested by students in Australia, who shared insights into how the model supported their learning about the concept of "overlay" while providing an interesting and engaging learning…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Spatial Ability, Geographic Information Systems, Foreign Countries
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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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Havelková, Lenka; Hanus, Martin – Journal of Geography, 2021
Spatial thinking is a crucial aspect of geography education with which all citizens should be equipped. This study employs eye-tracking technology to research strategies (their repertoire, distribution, effectiveness, and adaptiveness) used by upper-secondary students when analyzing spatial patterns with thematic maps. The results show that…
Descriptors: High School Students, Adolescents, Spatial Ability, Problem Solving
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Lee, Dong-min – Journal of Geography, 2021
This study aimed to interpret the meaning of primary geography teacher-researcher identities (PGTRIs) using phenomenology according to van Manen. Four emerging themes explained the meaning and characteristics of PGTRIs. The participating primary geography teacher-researchers (PGTRs) developed particular identities as practitioner agents of primary…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Researchers, Educational Research
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Onuoha, Joseph; Eze, Emmanuel; Ezeaputa, Chidiebere Mary-Cynthia; Okpabi, Jacob Ugbada; Onyia, Jennifer Chioma – Journal of Geography, 2021
School subjects' curricula, including geography, are infused with contents to improve climate change literacy. This study sampled 420 public secondary school students in Enugu State, Nigeria. Mean differences and multinomial logistic regression results show geography students possess the highest climate change awareness level. Besides, students'…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Climate, Knowledge Level, Instructional Effectiveness
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Virranmäki, Eerika; Valta-Hulkkonen, Kirsi; Pellikka, Anne – Journal of Geography, 2021
This paper centers on to evaluate whether and to what extent the learning objectives of the geography curricula emphasize students' higher-order thinking skills (HOTS), and whether students are capable of answering to HOTS-questions by using the Finnish upper secondary geography education as an example. The revised Bloom's taxonomy was used as a…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Geography Instruction, Taxonomy, Secondary School Students
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Hooykaas, Amanda – Journal of Geography, 2021
Place-based education is common in elementary school geography curriculums where children are taught about their surroundings. Emphasizing hands-on, real-world learning experiences, this approach creates heightened commitment to serving as active, contributing citizens. By post-secondary school, geography students collectively pursue knowledge…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Place Based Education, Teaching Methods, Global Approach
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Ridha, Syahrul; Kamil, Puspita Annaba – Journal of Geography, 2021
This study discusses the application of geospatial technology in learning geography in Indonesia in terms of concepts, curriculum, and implementation. The application of geospatial technology in learning geography in Indonesia has been integrated into the national curriculum. This can be seen from the content of components of spatial thinking in…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geographic Information Systems, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Eze, Emmanuel – Journal of Geography, 2021
The perpetual decline of students' performance in external geography examinations necessitated this enquiry to identify causes of failure reported by examiners. This study, therefore, adopted a qualitative approach to analyze West African Examination Council (WAEC) chief examiners' reports from 2008 to 2018 to extract vital information on why…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Geography Instruction, Low Achievement, Tests
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Cho, Chul-Ki; Kim, Byung-Yeon; Stoltman, Joseph – Journal of Geography, 2021
This study examines the application of photovoice as a pedagogical tool in a geography class. The main stages of photovoice were modified to suit the context for learning about a geographical issue, animal rights in relation to street cats in South Korea. Data were collected, and grounded theory was applied for the analysis. Based on the results,…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Urban Environment, Teaching Methods, Photography
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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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