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Hong, Jung Eun; Melville, Ashley – Journal of Geography, 2018
This article introduces an approach to designing effective geographic information system (GIS) professional development (PD) based on six features: (1) collective participation, (2) practice time, (3) time for lesson development and presentation, (4) state and national standards, (5) district support and direct involvement, and (6) professional…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Social Studies, Geographic Information Systems, Feedback (Response)
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Gress, Douglas R.; Tschapka, Johannes M. – Journal of Geography, 2017
There is an apparent disconnect between geography and education for sustainable development (ESD), with geography underrepresented in publications and curricula related to sustainability though the discipline embraces the need to foment positive change. To bridge this schism, this article introduces advances in education for sustainable…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Teaching Methods, Geography Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Metoyer, Sandra; Bednarz, Robert – Journal of Geography, 2017
This article provides a description and discussion of an exploratory research study that examined the effects of using geospatial technology (GST) on high school students' spatial skills and spatial-relations content knowledge. It presents results that support the use of GST to teach spatially dependent content. It also provides indication of an…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Geographic Information Systems
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Waite, Jacqueline L.; Hume, Susan E. – Journal of Geography, 2017
Conferences are principal mechanisms for professional organizations to advance their missions. Conference evaluations can measure mission-related outcomes in order to gauge an organization's impact on the professional growth and development of its community and other stakeholders. Using data from two recent conference evaluations, this article…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Conferences (Gatherings), Professional Associations, Institutional Mission
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Smiley, Sarah L. – Journal of Geography, 2017
The reality show "The Amazing Race" serves as a useful text for the cultural geography classroom. As competitors travel the world, they complete challenging tasks designed to be both educational and entertaining. Audiences see actual images from destinations around the world and learn about the unique cultures of these places. They also…
Descriptors: Human Geography, Geography Instruction, Programming (Broadcast), Television
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Lane, Joseph M.; Stoltman, Joseph P. – Journal of Geography, 2017
Guided educational tours are a major activity within informal education. This article examines the potential for tour guides of a largely historical tour of St. Helena Island, Michigan, to include physical geography within the tour. Using field data and interview methods, the researchers identified the physical features of the island that could be…
Descriptors: Tourism, Geography Instruction, Physical Geography, History
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Schmidt, Sandra J. – Journal of Geography, 2017
By focusing on critical geographies, landscape, and spatial literacy, this article evaluates a semester-long spatial justice project conducted in a preservice teacher education program. The analysis recognizes the limitations of reading the products literally as a means of comprehending spatial representation. It expands the analysis by hacking…
Descriptors: Literacy, Spatial Ability, Justice, Preservice Teacher Education
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Carbonell Carrera, Carlos; Avarvarei, Bogdan Vlad; Chelariu, Elena Liliana; Draghia, Lucia; Avarvarei, Simona Catrinel – Journal of Geography, 2017
Landforms often are represented on maps using abstract cartographic techniques that the reader must interpret for successful three-dimensional terrain visualization. New technologies in 3D landscape representation, both digital and tangible, offer the opportunity to visualize terrain in new ways. The results of a university student workshop, in…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Map Skills, Technology Uses in Education, Cartography
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Raath, Schalk; Golightly, Aubrey – Journal of Geography, 2017
This article reports on a problem-based learning (PBL) fieldwork activity carried out by geography education students on the Mooi River in the North West province of South Africa. The value of doing practical fieldwork using a PBL approach in the training of geography teachers was researched by means of an interpretative multimethods approach.…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Geography, Geography Instruction, Problem Based Learning
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Mackie, Peter; Kazmierczak, Aleksandra – Journal of Geography, 2017
This article examines the implementation and impacts of a program intended to improve research-led teaching in schools. Little consideration is given to the role of research-led teaching in schools; the argument is that this is a consequence of fractures between schools and universities. A program was developed to bring contemporary geographical…
Descriptors: Role, Geography Instruction, Educational Research, Teaching Methods
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Weiss, Günther – Journal of Geography, 2017
This article reports on the possibilities and challenges of starting problem-oriented learning in geography lessons. The article focuses on the features of motivating problems, because one of the essential functions of the problem to start with is to animate learners to solve it. The analysis of various introductions to problem-oriented learning…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students
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Harte, Wendy – Journal of Geography, 2017
This study evaluated the efficacy of geospatial technology (GT) learning experiences in two geography curriculum courses to determine their effectiveness for developing preservice teacher confidence and preparing preservice teachers to incorporate GT in their teaching practices. Surveys were used to collect data from preservice teachers at three…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geographic Information Systems, Technology Integration, Learning Experience
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Kalafsky, Ronald V.; Rosko, Helen M. – Journal of Geography, 2017
Globalization would appear to be a subject that easily could be addressed in geography classrooms, yet this is not always the case. In terms of pedagogy, many geographers are concerned whether the field has been adequately engaging various components of this topic (e.g., connectivity, core-periphery), especially in terms of making the subject…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Student Projects, Global Approach, Global Education
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Pierce, Joseph; Widen, Holly – Journal of Geography, 2017
This article explores the pedagogical implications of students' embodied and emotional reactions to difficult course material inside and outside of the classroom. Scholarship on teaching typically focuses on dimensions of students' cognitive engagement and development, yet geographical coursework often involves emotionally fraught topics:…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Geography Instruction, Emotional Response, Difficulty Level
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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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