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Leydon, Joseph; McLaughlin, Christina; Wilson, Heather – Journal of Geography, 2017
The literature suggests that owing to profound difficulties with high school geography curricula, teachers play a vital role in stimulating student interest and in providing a platform for continuation in the study of geography at university. Yet, with little empirical evidence offered in support, it is unclear why students select geography at…
Descriptors: High School Students, Geography, Student Interests, College Students
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Zeitler, Ezra – Journal of Geography, 2013
Growing student interest in sports provides geography teachers with a special opportunity to make connections between it and fundamental concepts in the discipline. This article examines the structure, arrangement, relationships, and distinctions among minor league baseball franchise locations, stadia, and team names, and presents examples of…
Descriptors: Human Geography, Student Interests, Team Sports, Fundamental Concepts
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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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Jurmu, Michael C. – Journal of Geography, 2005
Often students are naive or have misconceptions regarding physical geography because of little or no exposure to the discipline; therefore it might be beneficial to relate content to their other experiences and interests. Students have an interest in some type of music, and by tapping into this, students can further explore geographic concepts.…
Descriptors: Music, Physical Geography, Models, Misconceptions
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Fredrich, Barbara E. – Journal of Geography, 1977
Describes an activity intended to heighten teaching effectiveness and student interest in college-level introductory cultural geography. By tracing their family's migration history, students experience a sense of time, place, and cultural heritage. (Author)
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Family Mobility, Geography Instruction, Higher Education
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Burke, Jack D. – Journal of Geography, 1977
This paper describes and illustrates the use of contract learning in undergraduate geography courses. Students and professors draw up a written agreement in which educational goals, learning resources, activities, and methods for evaluation are specified. (AV)
Descriptors: Contracts, Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Learning Motivation
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Vining, James W. – Journal of Geography, 1980
Analyzes student enrollment in college level geography courses on conservation as a means of determining how important conservation courses are in United States colleges and unlversities, where conservation has been an important geography course recently, and whether conservation has increased or declined in student popularity since the 1960s. (DB)
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Educational Assessment, Enrollment, Geography Instruction
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Sack, Dorothy; Petersen, James F. – Journal of Geography, 1998
Reviews surveys concerning the attitudes of San Marcos (Texas) school children toward geography in 1983 and 1993. Shows that they generally ranked geography low on their list of favorite subjects; however, discerns statistically significant improvement in the popularity of geography over the decade, tentatively associated with more active learning…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography, Geography Instruction
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Nelson, Frederick E. – Journal of Geography, 1991
Outlines an undergraduate geography research methods course that emphasizes bibliographic instruction. Suggests incorporating selected developmental materials. Recommends that students discover materials pertaining to their own areas of interest through systematic search procedures. Includes several sample assignments. (DK)
Descriptors: Course Integrated Library Instruction, Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Research Methodology
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Svingen, Bonnie E. – Journal of Geography, 1994
Asserts that teachers have the technological tools to help students become involved in their own learning. Maintains that geographic instruction can be improved by using one computer or an entire bank of computers in the classroom. Describes and recommends computer software programs and online information services. (CFR)
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Learning
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Mustoe, Myles – Journal of Geography, 1988
Discusses the use of a shortwave radio in the geography classroom as a means of making instruction more meaningful to students. Presents a lesson plan, for use in elementary and secondary schools, which is designed to introduce students to various cultures, ideas, and information while activating interest in current events. (GEA)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cultural Awareness, Current Events, Educational Innovation
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Romey, William D. – Journal of Geography, 1988
Describes in detail a person-centered approach to a college-level world geography course taught at St. Lawrence University (NY) which bases instruction mainly on the interests of students. Discusses how this method has enhanced the learning of world geography and helped professors avoid the pitfalls of content-centered, syllabus-oriented,…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Instructional Improvement
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de Blij, Harm J. – Journal of Geography, 1974
Topics on the subject of continental drift are discussed for teacher use in promoting student interest in coastlines, mountain ranges, and landscapes in general. (Author/KM)
Descriptors: Course Content, Geographic Concepts, Geography, Geography Instruction