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Xie, Shumin; Zheng, Xiaodong; Sun, Yuyu; Wan, Jingyi; Lu, Xiaoxu – Journal of Geography, 2021
Geospatial thinking is crucial for understanding the spatial order of the world. The factors influencing geospatial thinking deserve attention in geography education. Utilizing correlation analysis, we found that general intelligence, geographic knowledge, and geographic learning interest had a significant influence on geospatial thinking. This…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Thinking Skills, Geography Instruction, Intelligence
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Havelková, Lenka; Hanus, Martin – Journal of Geography, 2021
Spatial thinking is a crucial aspect of geography education with which all citizens should be equipped. This study employs eye-tracking technology to research strategies (their repertoire, distribution, effectiveness, and adaptiveness) used by upper-secondary students when analyzing spatial patterns with thematic maps. The results show that…
Descriptors: High School Students, Adolescents, Spatial Ability, Problem Solving
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Solem, Michael; Dony, Coline; Herman, Thomas; León, Kelly; Magdy, Amr; Nara, Atsushi; Ray, Waverly; Rey, Sergio; Russell, Rachel – Journal of Geography, 2021
To build educational capacity for the rapidly evolving science and profession of geocomputation, the American Association of Geographers piloted an Encoding Geography research-practice partnership (RPP) composed of geography and computer science educators and researchers. This commentary describes the process, known as Collective Impact, that was…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Geography Instruction, Computer Science Education, Disproportionate Representation
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Lee, Dong-min – Journal of Geography, 2021
This study aimed to interpret the meaning of primary geography teacher-researcher identities (PGTRIs) using phenomenology according to van Manen. Four emerging themes explained the meaning and characteristics of PGTRIs. The participating primary geography teacher-researchers (PGTRs) developed particular identities as practitioner agents of primary…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Researchers, Educational Research
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Onuoha, Joseph; Eze, Emmanuel; Ezeaputa, Chidiebere Mary-Cynthia; Okpabi, Jacob Ugbada; Onyia, Jennifer Chioma – Journal of Geography, 2021
School subjects' curricula, including geography, are infused with contents to improve climate change literacy. This study sampled 420 public secondary school students in Enugu State, Nigeria. Mean differences and multinomial logistic regression results show geography students possess the highest climate change awareness level. Besides, students'…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Climate, Knowledge Level, Instructional Effectiveness
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Virranmäki, Eerika; Valta-Hulkkonen, Kirsi; Pellikka, Anne – Journal of Geography, 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…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Geography Instruction, Taxonomy, Secondary School Students
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Hooykaas, Amanda – Journal of Geography, 2021
Place-based education is common in elementary school geography curriculums where children are taught about their surroundings. Emphasizing hands-on, real-world learning experiences, this approach creates heightened commitment to serving as active, contributing citizens. By post-secondary school, geography students collectively pursue knowledge…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Place Based Education, Teaching Methods, Global Approach
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Hann, Deborah G.; Hagelman, Ronald R. – Journal of Geography, 2021
A rich pool of geographic and environmental ideas are embedded children's literature. This paper illuminates the geographic and environmental education themes present in second to eighth grade Common Core fiction, especially for leveraging this content for geographic and environmental education and in support of topically integrated learning…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Geography, Geography Instruction, Environmental Education
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Ridha, Syahrul; Kamil, Puspita Annaba – Journal of Geography, 2021
This study discusses the application of geospatial technology in learning geography in Indonesia in terms of concepts, curriculum, and implementation. The application of geospatial technology in learning geography in Indonesia has been integrated into the national curriculum. This can be seen from the content of components of spatial thinking in…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geographic Information Systems, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Eze, Emmanuel – Journal of Geography, 2021
The perpetual decline of students' performance in external geography examinations necessitated this enquiry to identify causes of failure reported by examiners. This study, therefore, adopted a qualitative approach to analyze West African Examination Council (WAEC) chief examiners' reports from 2008 to 2018 to extract vital information on why…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Geography Instruction, Low Achievement, Tests
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Cho, Chul-Ki; Kim, Byung-Yeon; Stoltman, Joseph – Journal of Geography, 2021
This study examines the application of photovoice as a pedagogical tool in a geography class. The main stages of photovoice were modified to suit the context for learning about a geographical issue, animal rights in relation to street cats in South Korea. Data were collected, and grounded theory was applied for the analysis. Based on the results,…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Urban Environment, Teaching Methods, Photography
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MacKay, Carley; Tran, Kim; Lunstrum, Elizabeth – Journal of Geography, 2021
Drawing on our experience teaching a 2-week field-based geography course on urban environmental issues, we reinforce the value of field-based experiential education (EE) especially as it faces growing threats. We show how such experience can enable students to understand the diversity of urban environmental challenges in situ; grasp cities as…
Descriptors: Field Trips, Experiential Learning, Geography Instruction, Urban Environment
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Jo, Injeong; Huh, Sojung; Bannert, April; Grubb, Kenneth – Journal of Geography, 2020
Based on students' reflections and testimonials, we examined what it takes to help students become engaged in an online course designed with educators and education researchers in mind. The purpose of this paper is to provide the readers with insights into creating an online learning environment where students succeed by taking active roles and…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Summer Programs
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Scholten, Nina; Sprenger, Sandra – Journal of Geography, 2020
In supporting their students' learning in the classroom, noticing is an important professional skill for teachers, encompassing perceiving and interpreting relevant incidents, as well as ad hoc decision-making. While noticing is an established research topic in other domains, it remains largely neglected in relation to the geography teacher. The…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Decision Making, Expertise
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Peterson, Emily Grossnickle; Kolvoord, Bob; Uttal, David H.; Green, Adam E. – Journal of Geography, 2020
The goal of the present study was to characterize high school students' (n = 338) exposure to geospatial technologies and investigate factors predicting enrollment in a GIS course. Students who reported using GIS were almost 10 times more likely to enroll than students without experience using GIS. Males were more than 3 times more likely to…
Descriptors: High School Students, Geographic Information Systems, Predictor Variables, Enrollment Influences
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