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Jant, Erin A.; Uttal, David H.; Kolvoord, Robert; James, Katherine; Msall, Camille – Journal of Geography, 2020
Geospatial technologies, such as geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, and GPS have been used in a variety of educational settings to help improve student learning. A sample of 53 high school seniors was recruited from the Geospatial Semester (GSS), a course that emphasizes the use of GIS for problem-solving and students in AP…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, STEM Education, Scientific Literacy, Teaching Methods
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Oberle, Alex – Journal of Geography, 2020
Designed for middle school grades, the National Geographic Geo-Inquiry Process engages students in geographic inquiry that begins with formulating a question that addresses an issue in the local community and ends with taking informed action to advocate for a specific, concrete solution. This research employs a pretest and post-test in classrooms…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Geography Instruction, Local Issues
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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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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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Maddox, Lamont E.; Howell, James B.; Saye, John W. – Journal of Geography, 2018
Social studies professionals advocate linking discipline-based content to citizenship learning goals. However, research suggests that students rarely encounter inquiry-based instruction in their geography coursework and have few opportunities to explore how geography impacts civic decision making. In this article, we present a problem-based…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Social Studies, Citizenship Education, Decision Making
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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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McNeal, Karen S.; Ryker, Katherine; Whitmeyer, Shelley; Giorgis, Scott; Atkins, Rachel; LaDue, Nicole; Clark, Christine; Soltis, Nick; Pingel, Thomas – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2020
We developed and tested different pedagogical treatments using an Augmented Reality (AR) Sandbox to teach introductory geoscience students about reading topographic maps at five institutions in both pilot and full implementation studies. The AR Sandbox treatments were characterized as 1) unstructured play, 2) a semi-structured lesson, and 3) a…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Undergraduate Students, Computer Simulation
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Evans, Ruth – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2020
Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) has risen up the global advocacy agenda and is recognized as an important child-safeguarding issue. The topic crystallizes key debates in my module, "Culture and Development in Africa," and enables Geography undergraduates to explore complex intersections of childhood, gender, sexuality, and…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Females, Violence, Sexuality
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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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Hong, Jung Eun; Stonier, Francis – Journal of Geography, 2015
This article introduces the geographic information systems (GIS) in-service teacher training, focusing on the intersection of technological, pedagogical, and content knowledge (TPACK) for successful implementation of GIS in the classroom. Eleven social studies teachers in Georgia learned GIS technologies, inquiry-based learning, and social studies…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Inservice Teacher Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy
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Luchetta, Sara – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2018
Drawing from the importance of narrative inquiry in contemporary geographical reasoning and teaching, this paper focuses on some practices set around the relationship between maps and literature. Reader-generated maps, maps produced starting from the reading of a literary text, are at the core of a reflection on the potentialities of literary…
Descriptors: Creative Activities, Reading Achievement, Concept Mapping, Geography Instruction
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Tillmann, Alexander; Albrecht, Volker; Wunderlich, Jürgen – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2017
The epistemological and educational philosophy of John Dewey is used as a theoretical basis to analyze processes of knowledge construction during geographical field studies. The experience of landscape drawing as a method of inquiry and a starting point for research-based learning is empirically evaluated. The basic drawing skills are acquired…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Field Studies, Student Motivation, Freehand Drawing
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Vogt, Brandon J.; Skop, Emily – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2017
High-Impact Educational Practices (HEPs) are a set of specific teaching and learning approaches proven effective in university education. This paper focuses on the benefits derived from utilizing three particular HEPs (inquiry-based collaborative activities, undergraduate research, and experiential learning) while teaching a snow and ice field…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Field Experience Programs, Inquiry, Active Learning
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Al-Maktoumi, Ali; Al-Ismaily, Said; Kacimov, Anvar – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2016
This article reports the efficacy of a research-based learning (RBL) exercise on hydropedology of arid zones, with guided and open research projects (OPR) carried out by teams of undergraduate students in Oman. A range of activities and assessments was used to support student learning during the three-month course. Assessment included monitoring…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Soil Science, Field Trips, Academic Achievement
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Haigh, Martin – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2016
Causal layered analysis (CLA) is a technique that enables deeper critical inquiry through a structured exploration of four layers of causation. CLA's layers reach down from the surface litany of media understanding, through the layer of systemic causes identified by conventional research, to underpinning worldviews, ideologies and philosophies,…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Educational Practices, Inquiry, Educational Theories
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