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Raath, Schalk; Golightly, Aubrey – Journal of Geography, 2017
This article reports on a problem-based learning (PBL) fieldwork activity carried out by geography education students on the Mooi River in the North West province of South Africa. The value of doing practical fieldwork using a PBL approach in the training of geography teachers was researched by means of an interpretative multimethods approach.…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Geography, Geography Instruction, Problem Based Learning
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Pierce, Joseph; Widen, Holly – Journal of Geography, 2017
This article explores the pedagogical implications of students' embodied and emotional reactions to difficult course material inside and outside of the classroom. Scholarship on teaching typically focuses on dimensions of students' cognitive engagement and development, yet geographical coursework often involves emotionally fraught topics:…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Geography Instruction, Emotional Response, Difficulty Level
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Albert, Donald; Strait, John; Fujimoto-Strait, Ava – Journal of Geography, 2016
Field experiences continue to be a hallmark of a geographer's education and, for that matter, reeducation, as we all strive to remain current in the real world. Academic geographers beginning their ascent towards tenure and promotion might consider augmenting their portfolios with materials emerging from field teaching and learning activities.
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geography, Field Experience Programs, Field Studies
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Bent, Gert Jan; Bakx, Anouke; den Brok, Perry – Journal of Geography, 2014
Concerns about the decreasing quality of geography education within primary schools can be linked to a decrease of time spent on geography education and, for example, to low achievement on national or school-specific tests. Learning outcomes for geography stay behind in relation to what experts believe that pupils should perform. Results indicate…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Geography, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Porter, Jess – Journal of Geography, 2012
This article documents regional demand for human-environment educational resources via assessment of public knowledge of the environmental crisis known as the Dust Bowl. The steadily eroding knowledge-base on the topic is discussed along with the desire for enhanced Dust Bowl educational resources. Regionally focused educational activities…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Human Geography, Geography Instruction, Natural Disasters
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MacLeod, Douglas – Journal of Geography, 2011
This exercise is designed to illustrate the concept of a region and, more specifically, the subconcept of regionalization by involving students in working with facts and statistics available in the "Statistical Abstract of the United States" (U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Commerce 1971, 2001). The exercise supports the national…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Regional Characteristics, Geographic Regions, Agriculture
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Liu, Yan; Bui, Elisabeth N.; Chang, Chew-Hung; Lossman, Hans G. – Journal of Geography, 2010
This article presents research on evaluating problem-based learning using GIS technology in a Singapore secondary school. A quasi-experimental research design was carried to test the PBL pedagogy (PBL-GIS) with an experimental group of students and compare their learning outcomes with a control group who were exposed to PBL but not GIS. The…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Problem Based Learning
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Lackstrom, Kirsten; Stroup, Laura J. – Journal of Geography, 2009
Greenways are prominent features of many urban landscapes and synthesize several geographic topics: human-environment interactions, urban ecosystems, and the promotion of sustainability within riverine corridors. Greenways are easily accessible and provide an opportunity for students at various grade levels to study interactions across physical…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Earth Science, Urban Environment, Standards
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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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Kirman, Joseph M. – Journal of Geography, 2007
This article discusses how poetry can be used for teaching geography. The rational for using and writing poetry, its relationship to the National Standards for Geography, grade levels, pedagogical concerns associated with poetry writing, and subject integration are discussed. There are also classroom activities, sample discussion questions, lesson…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Aesthetics, Learning Activities, Geography Instruction
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Gregg, Madeleine; Sekers, Diane Carver – Journal of Geography, 2006
Geography learning places a high demand on children's vocabulary development because they know so few words useful for analyzing geographic phenomena and processes. Research shows that multiple experiences with new words are needed if children are to use them fluently in conversation, reading, and writing. This paper describes a variety of …
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Geography Instruction, Literacy, Vocabulary Development
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Gandy, S. Kay – Journal of Geography, 2006
In the primary grades, maps are useful tools to help the young reader put stories into perspective. This article presents 18 quality children's books that contain maps or lessons about maps, as well as activities to use in the classroom to teach map skills. A table is included with ratings of the usability of the maps.
Descriptors: Primary Education, Map Skills, Childrens Literature, Maps
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Lafon, Charles W. – Journal of Geography, 2005
Dendrochronology is used widely to reconstruct the history of forest disturbances. I created an exercise that introduces the use of dendrochronology to investigate fire history and forest dynamics. The exercise also demonstrates how the dendrochronological technique of crossdating is employed to age dead trees and identify missing rings. I…
Descriptors: Geography, Ecology, Forestry, Geography Instruction
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Fuhrmann, Sven; MacEachren, Alan; DeBerry, Marshall; Bosley, John; Taylor, Rachael LaPorte; Gahegan, Mark; Downs, Roger – Journal of Geography, 2005
Statistical and geographical literacy is essential for our daily lives. A new web portal for middle school students, published on the federal government statistics website, supports geographic and statistical education by providing age-appropriate online learning activities that teach how to use statistical summaries and their graphic…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Online Courses, Internet, Middle School Students
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Hooey, Catherine A.; Bailey, Timothy J. – Journal of Geography, 2005
Informal journal writing in freshman level World Regional Geography classes is discussed as an active learning method that helps students to develop their spatial perspective and gain a better understanding of the interconnected nature of geographic phenomena. In particular, students read about events in the world and write their ideas about the…
Descriptors: Journal Writing, Thinking Skills, Active Learning, Spatial Ability
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