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Davis, Michael – Journal of Geography, 2017
Niantic Labs has developed an augmented virtual reality mobile app game called Ingress in which agents must seek out and control locations for their designated factions. The app uses the Google Maps interface along with GPS to enhance a geocaching-like experience with elements of other classical games such as capture-the-flag. This study aims to…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Computer Games, Educational Games, Computer Oriented Programs
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Arenas-Martija, Andoni; Salinas-Silva, Victor; Margalef-García, Leonor; Otero-Auristondo, Maria – Journal of Geography, 2017
This research aims to evaluate the geographical knowledge of nine teachers in the region of Valparaiso, Chile. An interpretive case study was conducted with data collected through classroom observations, interviews, and questionnaires, and these data were then analyzed through triangulation. The findings showed that these teachers, who are the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Case Studies, Observation
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Sinha, Gaurav; Smucker, Thomas A.; Lovell, Eric J.; Velempini, Kgosietsile; Miller, Samuel A.; Weiner, Daniel; Wangui, Elizabeth Edna – Journal of Geography, 2017
In this article, participatory geographic information systems GIS (PGIS) is explored and established as a powerful platform for geographic education. PGIS pedagogy can help educators meet diverse learning objectives pertaining to: (1) local knowledge and place-based thinking; (2) community engagement; (3) field mapping with geospatial…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Teaching Methods, Geography, Educational Technology
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Romig, Kevin – Journal of Geography, 2017
Significant changes in textbook publishing are at college instructors' door. Textbook representatives are directed to mesmerize potential clients with eye-catching displays and statements about digital literacy of the next generation of college students. Based on a one-year pilot study, in 2014-2015, of an electronic textbook, this commentary…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Electronic Publishing, Geography Instruction, Educational Technology
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Jadallah, May; Hund, Alycia M.; Thayn, Jonathan; Studebaker, Joel Garth; Roman, Zachary J.; Kirby, Elizabeth – Journal of Geography, 2017
This study explores the effects of geographic information systems (GIS) curriculum on fifth-grade students' spatial ability and map-analysis skills. A total of 174 students from an urban public school district and their teachers participated in a quasi-experimental design study. Four teachers implemented a GIS curriculum in experimental classes…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geographic Information Systems, Grade 5, Spatial Ability
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Millsaps, Lisa Tabor; Harrington, John A., Jr. – Journal of Geography, 2017
This work shares a time-sensitive framework for teaching GIS to educators of all levels and disciplines. Existing relationships with teachers enabled the addition of GIS content in professional development activities. The amount of time devoted to GIS-related content varied depending on time made available for interaction with the audience.…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Models, Faculty Development, Preservice Teachers
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Ferretti, Federico – Journal of Geography, 2017
This article addresses Patrick Geddes's relationship with geography and visual education by focusing on his collaboration with the network of the anarchist geographers Élie, Élisée, and Paul Reclus. Drawing on empirical archival research, it contributes to the current debates on geographies of anarchist education and on geographic teaching. The…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geography, Visual Learning, Social Networks
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Haney, Jennifer – Journal of Geography, 2017
Geography is in a unique position to address the topic of terrorism both inside and outside the classroom and has much to offer in terms of crafting effective measures to counter some of the most pressing threats to international security. As little consideration has been given to teaching about this important subject matter at the university…
Descriptors: Geography, Teaching Methods, Terrorism, Case Studies
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Barton, Karen – Journal of Geography, 2017
University students often cite field experiences as some of their most important and memorable. Yet research shows that field trips are on the decline in many colleges and universities; this shift may impact geography courses that are traditionally field based. Often cited is the problem of instructor time, increased enrollment, and concerns over…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Food Processing Occupations, Field Trips, Field Experience Programs
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Mullens, Jo Beth – Journal of Geography, 2016
Charging undergraduate geography students with the task of designing a recreational trail in their local community offers an engaging experiential opportunity with potential to advance geographic learning in a real-world setting. This article presents an assignment in which students were asked to develop a recreational trail proposal for an…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Recreational Facilities, Assignments
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Korson, Cadey; Kusek, Weronika – Journal of Geography, 2016
The benefits of a regional or thematic approach to the study and presentation of world geography have long been debated. The goal to not reimagine these debates or to promote one approach over another; the aim is to explore how world geography courses are currently being taught in American universities. By polling and sharing information about…
Descriptors: Thematic Approach, Teaching Methods, World Geography, Geographic Regions
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Hong, Jung Eun – Journal of Geography, 2016
This study identifies the skill requirements for geographic information system (GIS) positions, including GIS analysts, programmers/developers/engineers, specialists, and technicians, through a content analysis of 946 GIS job advertisements from 2007-2014. The results indicated that GIS job applicants need to possess high levels of GIS analysis…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Geographic Information Systems, Skill Analysis, Skill Development
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Albert, Donald; Strait, John; Fujimoto-Strait, Ava – Journal of Geography, 2016
Field experiences continue to be a hallmark of a geographer's education and, for that matter, reeducation, as we all strive to remain current in the real world. Academic geographers beginning their ascent towards tenure and promotion might consider augmenting their portfolios with materials emerging from field teaching and learning activities.
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geography, Field Experience Programs, Field Studies
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Downs, Roger M. – Journal of Geography, 2016
The history of K-12 geography education has been characterized by recurrent high hopes and dashed expectations. There have, however, been moments when the trajectory of geography education might have changed to offer students the opportunity to develop a thorough working knowledge of geography. Lucy Sprague Mitchell's geography program developed…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Educational History, Geographic Information Systems
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Scull, Peter; Burnett, Adam; Dolfi, Emmalee; Goldfarb, Ali; Baum, Peter – Journal of Geography, 2016
The development of location-aware technologies, such as smartphones, raises serious questions regarding locational privacy and the ethical use of geographic data. The degree to which these concepts are taught in undergraduate geographic information science (GISci) courses is unknown. A survey of GISci educators shows that issues of privacy and…
Descriptors: Privacy, Ethics, Geographic Information Systems, Undergraduate Study
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