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Lane, Joseph M.; Stoltman, Joseph P. – Journal of Geography, 2017
Guided educational tours are a major activity within informal education. This article examines the potential for tour guides of a largely historical tour of St. Helena Island, Michigan, to include physical geography within the tour. Using field data and interview methods, the researchers identified the physical features of the island that could be…
Descriptors: Tourism, Geography Instruction, Physical Geography, History
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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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Mullens, Jo Beth – Journal of Geography, 2016
Charging undergraduate geography students with the task of designing a recreational trail in their local community offers an engaging experiential opportunity with potential to advance geographic learning in a real-world setting. This article presents an assignment in which students were asked to develop a recreational trail proposal for an…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Recreational Facilities, Assignments
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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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Jurmu, Michael – Journal of Geography, 2015
Even as service-learning has become more prevalent in higher education as a high-impact teaching methodology, barriers still exist to its implementation by some instructors. One concern is the perception of these types of activities infringing upon course content. This article outlines an example of an introductory service-learning project for an…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Barriers, Physical Geography, Teaching Methods
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Monfredo, William – Journal of Geography, 2010
The 1996 blockbuster "Twister" both entertained and exasperated geographers. Misrepresentations and unsafe field practices resonated deeply; still, the film possesses relevance for educators. Science-based reviews illuminating on-screen inconsistencies and pseudoscience might surprise students accepting movies at face value. This article uses a…
Descriptors: Films, Teaching Methods, Natural Disasters, Safety
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Wolf, Joy; Stanton, Michael; Gellott, Laura – Journal of Geography, 2010
This study investigates critical thinking in a Physical Geography course and illustrates how students can understand physical geography in the context of their world. As a general education science course, most students are in non-science disciplines and feel disconnected from the material. By using exercises that challenge learning and concept…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Interdisciplinary Approach, Physical Geography, Critical Thinking
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Sawyer, Carol F.; Butler, David R.; Curtis, Mary – Journal of Geography, 2010
Environmental change is ideally taught through field observations; however, leaving the classroom is often unrealistic due to financial and logistical constraints. The Internet offers several feasible alternatives using webcams that instructors can use to illustrate a variety of geographic examples and exercises for students. This article explores…
Descriptors: Physical Geography, Physical Environment, Classroom Techniques, Technology Uses in Education
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Resler, Lynn M.; Kolivras, Korine N. – Journal of Geography, 2009
This article presents a field technique that exposes students to the indirect effects of habitat fragmentation on plant distributions through studying edge effects. This assignment, suited for students in an introductory biogeography or resource geography class, increases students' knowledge of basic biogeographic concepts such as environmental…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Physical Geography, Natural Resources, Biodiversity
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Kolivras, Korine N.; Scarpaci, Joseph L. – Journal of Geography, 2009
The Caribbean has long afforded U.S. and Canadian geographers with a rich venue of study-abroad opportunities. Physical and human geography classes are particularly well-suited to the myriad political, social, and environmental landscapes of the region. This article summarizes a few key experiences that have emerged in forging study-abroad venues…
Descriptors: International Education, Human Geography, Foreign Countries, Latin Americans
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Bein, F. L.; Hayes, James J.; Jones, Thomas G. – Journal of Geography, 2009
After fifteen years of geographic education efforts, a baseline geography skills test was repeated in Indiana. In 2002, 2,278 students in college freshman geography courses were tested with a revision of the National Council for Geographic Education Competency-Based Geography Test, Secondary Level Form II. The test measured geographic ability in…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Travel, Test Results, Ethnic Groups
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Bishop, Michael P. – Journal of Geography, 2009
Collaborative international research projects represent excellent opportunities for students to obtain unique and life-altering educational experiences. Dynamic interactions with people from a variety of countries, institutions, and departments, in diverse situations, provides students with new perspectives, encourages them to operate in a…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Research Assistants, Physical Geography
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di Palma, Maria Teresa – Journal of Geography, 2009
Films are often used in schools to illustrate geography, but doing so may favor mainly passive learning. An experiment with twenty-eight pupils aged thirteen years (a whole class) had the aim of using cinema to promote active geographical learning. First, it was ascertained what the dominant geographical stereotypes were among the pupils and the…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Films, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students
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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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Sivanpillai, Ramesh; Driese, Kenneth L. – Journal of Geography, 2008
Learning enhanced by visual examples and remotely sensed imagery is a valuable classroom resource for teaching students geographic concepts in a meaningful context. Barriers to the use of imagery include difficulty finding appropriate imagery and the cost of moderate resolution satellite imagery. A program in Wyoming called WyomingView and…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Visual Aids, Physical Geography, Case Studies
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