ERIC Number: EJ1298749
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2021
Abstractor: As Provided
Geography Curricula Objectives and Students' Performance: Enhancing the Student's Higher-Order Thinking Skills?
Journal of Geography, v120 n3 p97-107 2021
This paper centers on to evaluate whether and to what extent the learning objectives of the geography curricula emphasize students' higher-order thinking skills (HOTS), and whether students are capable of answering to HOTS-questions by using the Finnish upper secondary geography education as an example. The revised Bloom's taxonomy was used as a framework for the content analysis. The findings show that geography has the potential to enhance students' HOTS, but students experience difficulties when answering to HOTS-questions. The results could be used to evaluate the desired thinking skills and knowledge dimensions in geography education for to enhance students meaningful learning.
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Geography Instruction, Taxonomy, Secondary School Students, Content Analysis, Learning Processes, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Educational Objectives, Educational Change, Tests, Knowledge Level
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland