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Nunes, Adélia; Martins, Bruno; Azevedo, Maria – Journal of Geography, 2020
This study set out to assess the ability of year nine students to identify and classify the most likely natural and mixed risks, both on a national scale and within the Metropolitan Area of Porto (AMP). We also sought to assess the respective spatial perception of different risks at regional level. For this purpose, a questionnaire was applied and…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Visualization, Thinking Skills, Student Attitudes
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Kalafsky, Ronald V.; Samarin, Mikhail – Journal of Geography, 2020
Regional agglomerations of industry have been a focus of economic geography research, especially in terms of how these clusters form and remain successful. Such a core topic should be explored in economic geography coursework. Economic geography education itself has been the topic of debate, particularly in terms of how to make important concepts…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Skill Development, Human Geography, Concept Formation
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Schultz, Richard B.; DeMers, Michael N. – Journal of Geography, 2020
Recent events resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic precipitated a triage-like environment wherein experienced faculty were forced to convert courses rapidly to online venues. This unexpected circumstance forced educators to adopt different learning theories of which they were largely unaware. The results were predominantly unsatisfactory for both…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology
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Curtis, Mary – Journal of Geography, 2020
Twenty-first century teachers must embrace innovative practices and tools for relevant instruction that motivate and prepare students for the future. However, a gap between available technology, such as geospatial technologies, and those used for instructional technologies prevails. This study set out to discover if high school geography teachers'…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Geography Instruction, High School Teachers, Decision Making
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Gampell, Anthony; Gaillard, J. C.; Parsons, Meg; Le Dé, Loïc – Journal of Geography, 2020
Scholars, practitioners and educators propose video games as innovative teaching methods to engage geography students. A methodological framework, informed by constructivist learning theory, explored the ability of 'serious' disaster video games to foster student participation in learning within four New Zealand schools. The findings indicate the…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Video Games, Natural Disasters, Emergency Programs
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Xuan, Xiaowei; Jin, Qingna; Jo, Injeong; Duan, Yushan; Kim, Mijung – Journal of Geography, 2019
Few studies, if any, have systematically investigated the connection or relationship between geography curriculum and scientific literacy. With this realization, in this article, we examined the potential contribution of geography curriculum to developing students' scientific literacy, with China's middle-school geography curriculum as an example.…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Scientific Literacy, Foreign Countries
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Kim, Gapcheol – Journal of Geography, 2019
This study aims to theoretically investigate the notion of critical thinking for a more just understanding of self and "others" in global geographical learning. It focuses on the kinds of injustice in the world which are driven by our relationships with "others." By drawing on the literature of critical education, philosophy of…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Social Justice, Global Education, Geography
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Hanus, Martin; Havelková, Lenka – Journal of Geography, 2019
Maps are an increasingly used source of information and it is therefore essential to develop map skills in students. A fundamental factor affecting the choice of map skills and the way they are developed is the teacher and his/her concept of map work. Based on the results of a survey and semi-structured interviews among Czech teachers, this study…
Descriptors: Map Skills, Skill Development, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Ruez, Derek; Strawser, Michael G.; Hutchins, Francis T. – Journal of Geography, 2019
This article investigates efforts by a small regional university without a geography department to incorporate geography into its general education curriculum as part of a "quality enhancement" process mandated by its accreditor. Drawing on interviews and surveys of students and faculty, we highlight lessons learned that may be useful…
Descriptors: Small Colleges, Geography Instruction, Departments, General Education
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Curtis, Mary D. – Journal of Geography, 2019
Preparing learners for the future requires twenty-first-century teaching that integrates professional tools in the classroom. Geospatial technologies (GST), which represent geographical professional technologies, lack robust integration in high school geography. Researchers continue to ask why educators teach about rather than with GST.…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy, Educational Technology, Technology Integration
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Lopez, Christina; Weaver, Russell – Journal of Geography, 2019
This article situates intentional communities (ICs) in the discipline of geography, and outlines an agenda for further research into the geographies and experiences of ICs, insofar as such spaces may inform future strategic responses to the complex, multiscalar problems that characterize the Anthropocene. The article introduces readers to…
Descriptors: Geography, Intention, Community, Geographic Concepts
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Cox, Marjolein; Elen, Jan; Steegen, An – Journal of Geography, 2019
Increasing interconnectedness of people and goods enhances the complexity of geographical problems. For students to understand geography, systems thinking--and in this context, the use of causal diagrams--is a promising approach. A quasi-experimental design is used in which the systems thinking ability of students working with causal diagrams is…
Descriptors: Causal Models, Concept Mapping, Visual Aids, Systems Approach
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Shepardson, Daniel P. – Journal of Geography, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate students' conceptions of and feelings about land use. Specifically: (1) What are students' conceptions of and feelings about land use? And (2) in what ways might students' conceptions and feelings vary by community setting and grade level? This study was qualitative and descriptive in nature and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Land Use, Elementary School Students, Ecology
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Seow, Tricia; Chang, Julian; Neil Irvine, Kim – Journal of Geography, 2019
For school geography in Singapore, geographical inquiry is identified as a "signature pedagogy" (Shulman 2005a) that can socialize students into the distinctive practices, concepts, and values of the discipline of geography. This article explores how field-based inquiry is applied across four secondary schools in Singapore to develop an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Inquiry, Experiential Learning
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Golightly, Aubrey – Journal of Geography, 2019
An awareness of preservice geography teachers' learning styles and self-directed learning skills can assist geography lecturers in the creating of effective and meaningful learning environments. The cross-sectional case study explores whether a relationship exists between preservice geography teachers' self-directedness in learning and their…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Preservice Teachers, Independent Study, Geography Instruction
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