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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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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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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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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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Harte, Wendy; Reitano, Paul – Journal of Geography, 2016
The assessment task of the final course in a bachelor of secondary education program is examined for opportunities for preservice geography teachers to achieve the course aims of integrating, consolidating, applying, and reflecting on the knowledge and skills they have learned during their initial teacher education program. The results show that…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Geography Instruction, Inquiry, Task Analysis
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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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Bedford, Daniel – Journal of Geography, 2016
Educators seeking to address global warming in their classrooms face numerous challenges, including the question of whether student opinions about anthropogenic global warming (AGW) can change in response to increased knowledge about the climate system. This article analyzes survey responses from 458 students at a primarily undergraduate…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Climate, Global Approach, Student Attitudes
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Lane, Rod; Catling, Simon – Journal of Geography, 2016
Climatic hazards are a key feature of life. It is vital that teachers are knowledgeable about these phenomena in order to develop their students' understanding of them. This study used a mixed methods approach to examine the accuracy and depth of preservice primary teachers' (n = 430) knowledge of tropical cyclones. The findings suggest that…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Accuracy, Knowledge Level, Natural Disasters
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Barnd, Natchee – Journal of Geography, 2016
This article describes a high-impact learning project that combines geography, history, and ethnic studies. It describes the construction of the course, student outcomes, and the final and publicly presented collaborative project: the Social Justice Tour of Corvallis. Based on work in a small largely white town, this project presents a…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Race, Critical Theory, Geography Instruction
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