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Anthamatten, Peter; Bryant, Lara M. P.; Ferrucci, Beverly J.; Jennings, Steve; Theobald, Rebecca – Journal of Geography, 2018
Giant maps offer a potentially useful pedagogical tool for teaching mathematics and map skills. In this pilot study, giant maps were distributed to elementary schools in Colorado and New Hampshire and teachers were provided with guided activities designed to integrate mathematics and geography skills. In an assessment of student skills, it was…
Descriptors: Map Skills, Teaching Methods, Pilot Projects, Elementary School Students
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Kim, Kinam; Kim, Minsung – Journal of Geography, 2018
This study examined the effects of task demand and familiarity on students' perception and processing of spatial information upon viewing visuospatial representations. Participants in South Korea were told that they would travel through an area, either drawing a map or observing the scenery depicted in photographs. The level of familiarity in the…
Descriptors: Familiarity, Student Attitudes, Spatial Ability, Cognitive Processes
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Smithwick, Erica; Baxter, Emily; Kim, Kyung; Edel-Malizia, Stephanie; Rocco, Stevie; Blackstock, Dean – Journal of Geography, 2018
Two forms of interactive video were assessed in an online course focused on conservation. The hypothesis was that interactive video enhances student perceptions about learning and improves mental models of social-ecological systems. Results showed that students reported greater learning and attitudes toward the subject following interactive video.…
Descriptors: Interactive Video, Technology Uses in Education, Online Courses, Conservation (Environment)
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Chang, Chew-Hung; Pascua, Liberty; Ess, Frances – Journal of Geography, 2018
This article discusses the implementation of a pedagogical tool aimed at the refutation of secondary school (grade ten-equivalent) students' persistent climate change misconceptions. Using a lesson study approach, the materials and intervention techniques used were developed collaboratively with geography teachers. The objective is two-pronged: to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Grade 10, Geography Instruction
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Collins, Larianne – Journal of Geography, 2018
This study investigates whether spatial learning outcomes differ with respect to different instructional media. Spatial thinking skills were tested pre- and postlesson implementation via the spatial thinking ability test as eighth grade students participated in either paper-based or digital map-based instruction. Students' attitudes toward…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Thinking Skills, Electronic Learning, Cognitive Tests
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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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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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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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Shin, Euikyung E.; Milson, Andrew J.; Smith, Thomas J. – Journal of Geography, 2016
The spatial thinking skills and attitudes of geography majors were compared with those of future teachers majoring in elementary education and secondary social studies education. Scores were obtained for each group on two measures: the spatial skills test and the attitude toward spatial thinking inventory. Mean differences were examined based on…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Thinking Skills
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Jarvis, Claire; Tate, Nicholas; Dickie, Jennifer; Brown, Gavin – Journal of Geography, 2016
This article reports on reusable mobile digital learning resources designed to assist human geography undergraduate students in exploring the geographies of life in Dublin. Developing active learning that goes beyond data collection to encourage observation and thinking in the field is important. Achieving this in the context of large class sizes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Electronic Learning, Human Geography
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Kim, Kinam; Kim, Minsung; Shin, Jungyeop; Ryu, Jaemyong – Journal of Geography, 2015
This article examined the role of task demand and its effects on transfer in geographic learning. Student performance was measured through eye-movement analysis in two related experiments. In Experiment 1, the participants were told that they would travel through an area depicted in photographs either driving an automobile or observing the…
Descriptors: Geography, Difficulty Level, Cognitive Processes, Eye Movements
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Phillips, Daniel W.; Montello, Daniel R. – Journal of Geography, 2015
Previous research has examined heuristics--simplified decision-making rules-of-thumb--for geospatial reasoning. This study examined at two locations the influence of beliefs about local coastline orientation on estimated directions to local and distant places; estimates were made immediately or after fifteen seconds. This study goes beyond…
Descriptors: Heuristics, Decision Making, Spatial Ability, Thinking Skills
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Schnurr, Matthew A.; De Santo, Elizabeth M.; Green, Amanda D.; Taylor, Alanna – Journal of Geography, 2015
This article investigates the particular mechanisms through which a role-play simulation impacts student perceptions of knowledge acquisition. Longitudinal data were mobilized in the form of quantitative and qualitative surveys to examine whether the simulation succeeded in increasing knowledge around both content and skills. It then delves deeper…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Geography Instruction, Simulation, Student Attitudes
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Golightly, Aubrey; Raath, Schalk – Journal of Geography, 2015
In South Africa, geography education students' approach to deep learning has received little attention. Therefore the purpose of this one-shot experimental case study was to evaluate the extent to which first-year geography education students used deep or surface learning in an embedded problem-based learning (PBL) format. The researchers measured…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Tomaszewski, Brian; Vodacek, Anthony; Parody, Robert; Holt, Nicholas – Journal of Geography, 2015
This article discusses use and modification of Lee and Bednarz's (2012) Spatial Thinking Ability Test (STAT) as a spatial thinking assessment device in Rwandan secondary schools. After piloting and modifying the STAT, 222 students total from our rural and urban test schools and one control school were tested. Statistical analysis revealed that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Spatial Ability, Tests, Secondary School Students
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