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Sigler, Thomas; Albandoz, Roberto I. – Journal of Geography, 2014
This article evaluates the learning outcomes of a month-long cities in film course offered during an intensive, four-week semester at a liberal arts college in the United States. The course was divided into four shorter units that explored specific cities and subregions in detail through multiple, and often conflicting, perspectives. It begins…
Descriptors: Human Geography, Instructional Design, Urbanization, Geography Instruction
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Larson, Paul R.; Lohrengel, C. Frederick, II – Journal of Geography, 2014
The Köppen climatic classification system in a modified format is the most widely applied system in use today. Mapping and analysis of hundreds of arid and semiarid climate stations has made the use of the additional fourth letter in BW/BS climates essential. The addition of "s," "w," or "f" to the standard…
Descriptors: Classification, Climate, Meteorology
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Matušková, Alena; Rousová, Magdalena – Journal of Geography, 2014
Czech-German relations developed in a complex way during the twentieth century. This article addresses the mutual historical and current relations of these nations, in light of historical events in the last century. The analysis is based on the study of period geography textbooks (as an example of one of the tools used to create a picture of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Relations, Foreign Policy, Geography Instruction
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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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Walsh, Megan K. – Journal of Geography, 2014
Field-based undergraduate geography courses provide numerous pedagogical benefits including an opportunity for students to acquire employable skills in an applied context. This article presents one unique approach to teaching geographic field methods using paleoecological research. The goals of this course are to teach students key geographic…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Geography Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Teaching Methods
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Kim, Minsung; Bednarz, Robert – Journal of Geography, 2013
This study identified five subdimensions of spatial habits of mind--pattern recognition, spatial description, visualization, spatial concept use, and spatial tool use--and created an inventory to measure them. In addition, the effects of GIS learning on spatial habits of mind were investigated. Pre- and post-tests were conducted at the beginning…
Descriptors: College Students, Spatial Ability, Pattern Recognition, Visualization
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Curtis, Scott – Journal of Geography, 2013
Storm disasters are amplified in the coastal environment due to population pressures and the power of the sea. The upper-division/graduate university course "Coastal Storms" was designed to equip future practitioners with the skills necessary to understand, respond to, and mitigate for these natural disasters. To accomplish this, "Coastal Storms"…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Course Objectives, Natural Disasters, Geographic Information Systems
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DeLyser, Dydia; Potter, Amy E. – Journal of Geography, 2013
This article describes experiential-learning approaches to conveying the work and rewards involved in qualitative research. Seminar students interviewed one another, transcribed or took notes on those interviews, shared those materials to create a set of empirical materials for coding, developed coding schemes, and coded the materials using those…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Assignments, Rewards, Qualitative Research
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Huynh, Niem Tu; Sharpe, Bob – Journal of Geography, 2013
Spatial thinking is fundamental to the practice and theory of geography, however there are few valid and reliable assessment methods in geography to measure student performance in spatial thinking. This article presents the development and evaluation of a geospatial thinking assessment instrument to measure participant understanding of spatial…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Spatial Ability, Geography, Novices
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Allahwala, Ahmed; Bunce, Susannah; Beagrie, Lesley; Brail, Shauna; Hawthorne, Timothy; Levesque, Sue; von Mahs, Jurgen; Spotton Visano, Brenda – Journal of Geography, 2013
This symposium explores and examines the challenges and opportunities of building community-university collaborations in marginalized urban areas. The selection of short essays highlights different experiences of building and sustaining community-university partnerships in a variety of cities as vehicles for enhancing experiential learning in…
Descriptors: Urban Studies, Service Learning, Urban Areas, Community Needs
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Yang, Daihu – Journal of Geography, 2013
The 2001 Geography Standards for Junior Secondary Schools are the first national standards for geographic education since the founding of Communist China. The standards heralded several new ideas for geographic education, and textbook assessments are one important way for understanding their impact. This study examines the changes in assessments…
Descriptors: National Standards, Geography, Foreign Countries, Taxonomy
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Goldstein, Donna; Alibrandi, Marsha – Journal of Geography, 2013
This case study conducted with 1,425 middle school students in Palm Beach County, Florida, included a treatment group receiving GIS instruction (256) and a control group without GIS instruction (1,169). Quantitative analyses on standardized test scores indicated that inclusion of GIS in middle school curriculum had a significant effect on student…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Standardized Tests, Control Groups
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Wang, Yao-Hui; Chen, Che-Ming – Journal of Geography, 2013
Following the integration of GIS into the national curriculum standards of senior high school geography, Taiwan has systematically implemented GIS education for over a decade. However, the effectiveness of this implementation is currently unclear. Therefore, this study investigates the status of GIS education in Taiwanese senior high schools. A…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, High Schools
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Lay, Jinn-Guey; Chen, Yu-Wen; Chi, Yu-Lin – Journal of Geography, 2013
This article explores the adoption of geographic information system (GIS) knowledge and skills through in-service training for high school geography teachers in Taiwan. Through statistical analysis of primary data collected from a census of Taiwan's high school geography teachers, it explores what motivates these teachers to undertake GIS…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Foreign Countries, Usability, Social Influences
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Kim, Minsung; Kim, Kamyoung; Lee, Sang-Il – Journal of Geography, 2013
This article examines the pedagogical potential of a Web-based GIS application, Population Migration Web Service (PMWS), in which students can examine population geography in an interactive and exploratory manner. This article introduces PMWS, a tailored, unique Internet GIS application that provides functions for visualizing spatial interaction…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Migration Patterns, Usability
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