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Jant, Erin A.; Uttal, David H.; Kolvoord, Robert; James, Katherine; Msall, Camille – Journal of Geography, 2020
Geospatial technologies, such as geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, and GPS have been used in a variety of educational settings to help improve student learning. A sample of 53 high school seniors was recruited from the Geospatial Semester (GSS), a course that emphasizes the use of GIS for problem-solving and students in AP…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, STEM Education, Scientific Literacy, Teaching Methods
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Oberle, Alex – Journal of Geography, 2020
Designed for middle school grades, the National Geographic Geo-Inquiry Process engages students in geographic inquiry that begins with formulating a question that addresses an issue in the local community and ends with taking informed action to advocate for a specific, concrete solution. This research employs a pretest and post-test in classrooms…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Geography Instruction, Local Issues
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Xuan, Xiaowei; Jin, Qingna; Jo, Injeong; Duan, Yushan; Kim, Mijung – Journal of Geography, 2019
Few studies, if any, have systematically investigated the connection or relationship between geography curriculum and scientific literacy. With this realization, in this article, we examined the potential contribution of geography curriculum to developing students' scientific literacy, with China's middle-school geography curriculum as an example.…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Scientific Literacy, Foreign Countries
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Seow, Tricia; Chang, Julian; Neil Irvine, Kim – Journal of Geography, 2019
For school geography in Singapore, geographical inquiry is identified as a "signature pedagogy" (Shulman 2005a) that can socialize students into the distinctive practices, concepts, and values of the discipline of geography. This article explores how field-based inquiry is applied across four secondary schools in Singapore to develop an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Inquiry, Experiential Learning
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Maddox, Lamont E.; Howell, James B.; Saye, John W. – Journal of Geography, 2018
Social studies professionals advocate linking discipline-based content to citizenship learning goals. However, research suggests that students rarely encounter inquiry-based instruction in their geography coursework and have few opportunities to explore how geography impacts civic decision making. In this article, we present a problem-based…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Social Studies, Citizenship Education, Decision Making
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Hong, Jung Eun; Melville, Ashley – Journal of Geography, 2018
This article introduces an approach to designing effective geographic information system (GIS) professional development (PD) based on six features: (1) collective participation, (2) practice time, (3) time for lesson development and presentation, (4) state and national standards, (5) district support and direct involvement, and (6) professional…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Social Studies, Geographic Information Systems, Feedback (Response)
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Harte, Wendy; Reitano, Paul – Journal of Geography, 2016
The assessment task of the final course in a bachelor of secondary education program is examined for opportunities for preservice geography teachers to achieve the course aims of integrating, consolidating, applying, and reflecting on the knowledge and skills they have learned during their initial teacher education program. The results show that…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Geography Instruction, Inquiry, Task Analysis
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Hong, Jung Eun; Stonier, Francis – Journal of Geography, 2015
This article introduces the geographic information systems (GIS) in-service teacher training, focusing on the intersection of technological, pedagogical, and content knowledge (TPACK) for successful implementation of GIS in the classroom. Eleven social studies teachers in Georgia learned GIS technologies, inquiry-based learning, and social studies…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Inservice Teacher Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy
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Hauf, James E. – Journal of Geography, 2010
Teaching world cultures in the middle-level geography classroom presents challenges both because of the complexity of culture and because of the characteristics of students of this age. One effective way to teach about a culture is through the use of cultural artifacts. This article discusses how to collect and use cultural artifacts in the…
Descriptors: Museums, Cultural Awareness, Inferences, 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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DeMers, Michael N.; Vincent, Jeffrey S. – Journal of Geography, 2007
The use of geographic information systems (GIS) in the classroom provides a robust and effective method of teaching the primary spatial skills of identification, description, and explanation of spatial pattern. A major handicap for the development of GIS-based learning experiences, especially for non-GIS specialist educators, is the availability…
Descriptors: Geographic Location, Information Systems, Teaching Methods, Identification
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Patterson, Todd C. – Journal of Geography, 2007
The implementation of Geographic Information Science (GIScience) applications and discussion of GIScience-related themes are useful for teaching fundamental geographic and technological concepts. As one of the newest geographic information tools available on the World Wide Web, Google Earth has considerable potential to enhance methods for…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geography, Information Science, Grade 7
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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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Halvorson, Sarah J.; Wescoat, James L., Jr. – Journal of Geography, 2002
This paper reports on the design and implementation of a project-based course--World Water Problems--that was introduced within the framework of introductory undergraduate geography education. The aims of the course were twofold: (1) to cultivate in students a world geographic perspective on water problems; and (2) to conduct an original research…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Hypothesis Testing, Electronic Libraries, Databases
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Renner, John M. – Journal of Geography, 1970
In shifting emphasis from accumulation of facts to methods of investigation and cognitive skills, the concept of ecosystem is a powerful organizing principle for geography. The connectivity of all things in an environment, the flow of energy through the system are stressed. The use of ecosystem as a framework for inquiry in the classroom is…
Descriptors: Concept Teaching, Environment, Environmental Education, Geographic Concepts
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