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Anthamatten, Peter; Bryant, Lara M. P.; Ferrucci, Beverly J.; Jennings, Steve; Theobald, Rebecca – Journal of Geography, 2018
Giant maps offer a potentially useful pedagogical tool for teaching mathematics and map skills. In this pilot study, giant maps were distributed to elementary schools in Colorado and New Hampshire and teachers were provided with guided activities designed to integrate mathematics and geography skills. In an assessment of student skills, it was…
Descriptors: Map Skills, Teaching Methods, Pilot Projects, Elementary School Students
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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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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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Chang, Chew-Hung; Pascua, Liberty; Ess, Frances – Journal of Geography, 2018
This article discusses the implementation of a pedagogical tool aimed at the refutation of secondary school (grade ten-equivalent) students' persistent climate change misconceptions. Using a lesson study approach, the materials and intervention techniques used were developed collaboratively with geography teachers. The objective is two-pronged: to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Grade 10, Geography Instruction
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Collins, Larianne – Journal of Geography, 2018
This study investigates whether spatial learning outcomes differ with respect to different instructional media. Spatial thinking skills were tested pre- and postlesson implementation via the spatial thinking ability test as eighth grade students participated in either paper-based or digital map-based instruction. Students' attitudes toward…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Thinking Skills, Electronic Learning, Cognitive Tests
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Metoyer, Sandra; Bednarz, Robert – Journal of Geography, 2017
This article provides a description and discussion of an exploratory research study that examined the effects of using geospatial technology (GST) on high school students' spatial skills and spatial-relations content knowledge. It presents results that support the use of GST to teach spatially dependent content. It also provides indication of an…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Geographic Information Systems
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Davis, Michael – Journal of Geography, 2017
Niantic Labs has developed an augmented virtual reality mobile app game called Ingress in which agents must seek out and control locations for their designated factions. The app uses the Google Maps interface along with GPS to enhance a geocaching-like experience with elements of other classical games such as capture-the-flag. This study aims to…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Computer Games, Educational Games, Computer Oriented Programs
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Scull, Peter; Burnett, Adam; Dolfi, Emmalee; Goldfarb, Ali; Baum, Peter – Journal of Geography, 2016
The development of location-aware technologies, such as smartphones, raises serious questions regarding locational privacy and the ethical use of geographic data. The degree to which these concepts are taught in undergraduate geographic information science (GISci) courses is unknown. A survey of GISci educators shows that issues of privacy and…
Descriptors: Privacy, Ethics, Geographic Information Systems, Undergraduate Study
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Schnurr, Matthew A.; De Santo, Elizabeth M.; Green, Amanda D.; Taylor, Alanna – Journal of Geography, 2015
This article investigates the particular mechanisms through which a role-play simulation impacts student perceptions of knowledge acquisition. Longitudinal data were mobilized in the form of quantitative and qualitative surveys to examine whether the simulation succeeded in increasing knowledge around both content and skills. It then delves deeper…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Geography Instruction, Simulation, 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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Lee, Dong-min; Ryu, Jaemyong – Journal of Geography, 2015
This study examines the potential of mindful learning in geography education. A hypothesis was developed to form the research topic, and three experiments were performed to analyze it. The experiments supported the hypothesis. In other words, mindful learning was found to be helpful for cultivating balanced attitudes toward regions. In conclusion,…
Descriptors: Geographic Regions, Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Metacognition
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Lay, Jinn-Guey; Chen, Yu-Wen; Chi, Yu-Lin – Journal of Geography, 2013
This article explores the adoption of geographic information system (GIS) knowledge and skills through in-service training for high school geography teachers in Taiwan. Through statistical analysis of primary data collected from a census of Taiwan's high school geography teachers, it explores what motivates these teachers to undertake GIS…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Foreign Countries, Usability, Social Influences
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Delahunty, Tina; Lewis-Gonzales, Sarah; Phelps, Jack; Sawicki, Ben; Roberts, Charles; Carpenter, Penny – Journal of Geography, 2012
The processes and implications of urban growth are studied in a variety of disciplines as urban growth affects both the physical and human landscape. Remote sensing methods provide ways to visualize and mathematically represent urban growth; and resultant land cover change data enable both quantitative and qualitative analysis. This article helps…
Descriptors: Satellites (Aerospace), Urbanization, Vocabulary, Critical Thinking
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Lee, Jongwon; Bednarz, Robert – Journal of Geography, 2012
This article introduces the development and validation of the spatial thinking ability test (STAT). The STAT consists of sixteen multiple-choice questions of eight types. The STAT was validated by administering it to a sample of 532 junior high, high school, and university students. Factor analysis using principal components extraction was applied…
Descriptors: Evidence, Construct Validity, Factor Analysis, Spatial Ability
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Walker, Scott L. – Journal of Geography, 2006
This paper introduced the development and validation of the Test of Geography-Related Attitudes (ToGRA). The ToGRA measures student attitude on four discrete measures student attitude on four discrete scales: 1) leisure interest in geography; 2) enjoyment of geographic education; 3) career interest in geography; and 4) interest in place. The ToGRA…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Test Validity, Attitude Measures, Student Interests
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