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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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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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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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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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Marsh, Colin J. – Journal of Geography, 1978
Examines the concept of inquiry and gives suggestions for its use in the classroom. A model of inquiry teaching is developed and illustrated by presenting two inquiry teaching approaches to a geographical study of world population and arable land. Some limitations of inquiry teaching are also discussed. (Author/JK)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Conceptual Schemes, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Felton, Randall G.; Allen, Rodney F. – Journal of Geography, 1987
This article shows how to convert expository textbook material into puzzling mysteries for students. The five-step instructional process is illustrated with two sample lessons. Includes student handouts. (JDH)
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Inquiry, Junior High Schools
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Wheeler, James O.; Pannell, Clifton W. – Journal of Geography, 1973
Inquiry-discovery learning of processes involved in determining transportation patterns form the core of this teaching model. Promotes understanding of human behavior and geographic change and is sufficiently general for use at several teaching levels. (Author/JB)
Descriptors: Discovery Learning, Geography, Geography Instruction, Higher Education
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Klein, Phil – Journal of Geography, 1995
Maintains that, if national geography standards are effective, issues-based instructional materials are needed. Reports on a study of the use of 3 modules on environmental education by 480 secondary students in 18 schools. Finds that the students made significant cognitive and skill gains. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Discovery Learning, Educational Change, Educational Strategies