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Jolley, Alison; Hampton, Samuel J.; Brogt, Erik; Kennedy, Ben M.; Fraser, Lyndon; Knox, Angus – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2019
This study compares the field experience and development of sense of place (in this case, human attributed meanings and attachments to the field area) in geoscience students on three separate course sections of a six-day introductory geological mapping field trip. Students stayed in a small farm station within their 4 km[superscript 2] field area,…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Science Instruction, Geology, Maps
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Kaplan, David – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2019
Mentoring is an important part of academic life, and is crucial in the relationship between advisor and advisee. This essay lays out what characteristics are most important to sustaining a solid mentoring relationship, based on the author's personal experiences. The characteristics highlighted include trust, candour, responsiveness, time,…
Descriptors: Mentors, Academic Advising, Interpersonal Relationship, Trust (Psychology)
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Godlewska, Anne; Beyer, Wanda; Whetstone, Scott; Schaefli, Laura; Rose, John; Talan, Breah; Kamin-Patterson, Sean; Lamb, Christopher; Forcione, Melissa – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2019
Faced with diminished faculty resources and increased student enrolment from 2010 to 2017, we sought to use blended learning to achieve active learning in a large c.400-student introductory geography class. Working iteratively over seven years and eight classes and using smart classrooms, better timetabling, experimentation with peer review and…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Blended Learning, Geography Instruction, College Instruction
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Pease, Michael; Pérez-Lapeña, Blanca; Lant, Christopher – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2019
This paper describes environmental systems games developed for energy and water resource use designed to be adaptable from high school to undergraduate use. Two of the games are computer simulations with adjustable levels of difficulty that can be done in a computer lab or as a homework assignment. The third is a peer-to-peer roleplayer game…
Descriptors: Energy, Water, Natural Resources, Geography Instruction
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Lewin, John; Gregory, Kenneth J. – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2019
Recent technological changes in communications, in research and in learning and teaching styles should prompt developments in approaches to physical geography curricula. This paper questions whether there has been sufficient open discussion of such curricula and those that have been set nationally. Developments in England and Wales over more than…
Descriptors: Physical Geography, Curriculum Development, Course Descriptions, College Curriculum
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Fraile-Jurado, Pablo; Sánchez-Rodríguez, Esperanza; Leatherman, Stephen B. – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2019
The use of alternative teaching methods to lectures is one of the keys to develop a more participatory and effective education. In the teaching of Geography, greater interaction of students with elements of the landscape through the active use of photography could be one of the ways to achieve this efficiency. This article describes an experiment…
Descriptors: Physical Geography, Teaching Methods, Geography Instruction, Photography
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Burlingame, Katherine – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2019
The standardization of writing styles and formats and the use of jargon in the social sciences have had considerable consequences on the quality of academic work. Due to the emphasis on method, theory, and empirical rigor, creativity, personal narrative, and storytelling no longer play a large role in academic writing. Addressing the growing…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Geography, Foreign Countries, Writing Strategies
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Priestnall, Gary; FitzGerald, Elizabeth; Meek, Sam; Sharples, Mike; Polmear, Gemma – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2019
This paper provides a two-phase study to compare alternative techniques for augmenting landscape scenes on geography fieldtrips. The techniques were: a pre-prepared acetate overlay; a custom-designed mobile field guide; a locative media app on a smartphone; a virtual globe on a tablet PC; a head-mounted virtual reality display, and a geo-wand…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Evaluators, Handheld Devices, Geographic Information Systems
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Mukherjee, Falguni – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2019
This article explores the use of Story Maps in a cultural geography field course that uses a place-based approach to understand the Delta Blue's culture. In this study, Story Maps was used to capture and map student experiences as they engaged in a field study. Student experiences are captured by incorporating different data mediums such as…
Descriptors: Human Geography, Field Instruction, Place Based Education, Maps
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Sumari, Neema S.; Shao, Zhengfeng; Van Genderen, John L.; Musakwa, Walter; Ujoh, Fanan; Washaya, Prosper; Gumbo, Trynos – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2019
This paper presents an update on some of the activities that have taken place since a World Bank report; "Guidelines for Education and Training in Environmental Information Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa: Some Key Issues" was published and provides details on the current situation. It shows how organizations such as the African…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Geography Instruction, Foreign Countries, Private Sector
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Van Loon, Anne F. – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2019
Hydrology teaching deals with processes happening outside the classroom, which calls for active-learning methods to complement lectures. In a geography undergraduate course, new teaching methods and assessment were designed, in which students investigated a river of their choice by completing homework tasks and presenting their results on a…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Earth Science, Water, Lecture Method
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Hautala, Johanna; Schmidt, Suntje – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2019
Many geographers graduating from universities enter an international and project-based professional life, which includes working in geographically dispersed project teams. In Europe, the Bologna process aligned study programs and supported student mobility to prepare students for such a work environment. However, research on higher education has…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Learning Processes, Cooperative Learning, Student Research
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Jenkins, Lloyd – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2019
The introduction of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in 2016 has placed the practice and quality of teaching centre of the UK university agenda, with concerns around contact, delivery, research/teaching balance and facility support framing debates within institutions. Situating the implementation of blended learning on a year 2 cultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blended Learning, College Instruction, Institutional Mission
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Mönter, Leif; Otto, Karl-Heinz – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2018
In the context of current discussions on natural hazards, natural risks and (human) disasters around the world, the aspect of disaster risk reduction (DRR) is gaining more and more importance. The present contribution elucidates the didactical consequences this development has on competence-oriented Geography teacher training at…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Geography Instruction, Climate, Risk Assessment
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Sprenger, Sandra; Nienaber, Birte – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2018
Nearly 15 years after the Rio Conference and 10 years after the Lucerne Declaration on Geographical Education for Sustainable Development we are interested to what extent the goals of this declaration have been implemented? What role does Geography play in Education for Sustainable Development in higher education? We analyzed the modules of 107…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Geography Instruction, Higher Education
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