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Niedomysl, Thomas; Prowse, Martin; Lund Hansen, Anders – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2018
The doctoral dissertation is a key component of postgraduate education that plays an important role for knowledge production and hence the development of a discipline. Swedish human geography currently lacks an overview of dissertations. This article fills this knowledge gap by reporting findings from a unique database covering all doctoral…
Descriptors: Demography, Layout (Publications), Productivity, Doctoral Dissertations
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Oliver, Catherine; Leader, Samantha; Kettridge, Nicholas – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2018
Providing cost-effective, hands-on field-based experiences to large cohorts of undergraduate students provides a core challenge for effective teaching and learning. This grand challenge is tackled through the construction of an exemplar outdoor learning environment within the Environmental Change Outdoor Laboratory (ECOLAB): Birmingham Bog (BB).…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Undergraduate Students, Educational Environment, Educational Facilities
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Welsh, Katharine E.; Mauchline, Alice L.; France, Derek; Powell, Victoria; Whalley, W. Brian; Park, Julian – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2018
This paper reports student perceptions of the benefits and challenges of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in a fieldwork context. Student perceptions from six field courses across two institutions have been gathered using questionnaires and focus groups. Whilst a number of studies have focused on BYOD in a classroom context, little research has been…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Field Experience Programs, Field Trips, Questionnaires
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Golightly, Aubrey – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2018
Problem-based learning can be implemented in South African geography teacher education to foster geography students' self-directed learning skills. The purpose of this longitudinal case study was to determine B.Ed. geography students' (n = 45) perceptions of their self-directedness in learning in integrated problem-based learning experiences over…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Integrated Activities, Influences
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Pánek, Jirí; Pászto, Vít; Perkins, Chris – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2018
This article reviews the potential of kite-mapping as part of an interdisciplinary and multinational field course. It situates kite-mapping as a low cost, high quality, participatory approach, in relation to field use of maps, arguing that research might usefully attend to more than simply the skills acquired during the field exercise and the…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Field Experience Programs, Cartography, Map Skills
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Ferreira, Jennifer – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2018
This paper explores issues, perceptions, and experiences related to the transition from studying geography at school to university. The findings seek to highlight that there are a range of stakeholders that can be engaged in this transition process, as well as a range of strategies for doing so. The transition from school to university geography…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Alignment (Education), Transitional Programs, College Preparation
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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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Guo, Xulin; Loy, Kara; Banow, Ryan – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2018
Based on the affirmation in the scholarship of teaching and learning that adding research component into early geography classes is mutually beneficial to both instructors and students, this paper presents a case study that quantitatively articulates the effects of adding a research project into a first-year physical geography class on students'…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Student Research, Geography Instruction, Curriculum Enrichment
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Turan, Zeynep; Meral, Elif; Sahin, Ibrahim Fevzi – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2018
Augmented reality (AR) technology is commonly used in education. AR offers a combination of the virtual and real world; thus, it can help students in learning abstract and complex subjects. The purpose of the current study was to determine the impact of mobile AR technology on achievement, cognitive load levels and views of 95 first-year…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Electronic Learning, Handheld Devices, College Students
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Houston, Serin D.; Lange, Kirk – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2018
This article illustrates how "global/local" community engagement, a particular form of experiential learning and political work that draws upon geography conceptually, pedagogically, and programmatically, is well suited to advance integrative learning and invite students into social action. Through specific examples from Mount Holyoke…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Integrated Activities, Learning Activities, Geography
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Brierley, Gary; Li, Xilai; Qiao, Youming; Huang, He Qing; Wang, Zhaoyin – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2018
This situated case study outlines how a place-based landscape template provided an integrative platform for the environmental arm of a cross-disciplinary international education initiative, the Three Brothers Project, wherein geographers at the University of Auckland worked alongside engineers at Tsinghua University in Beijing to support…
Descriptors: Higher Education, International Education, Case Studies, International Cooperation
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Kim, Minsung – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2018
The paper investigates the effects of a project-based community participation course in which students chose research topics relevant to a local community. Specifically, the students undertook the following projects: (1) creating a virtual 3D model of a local government office, (2) creating interactive digitized versions of mountain trails using…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Action Research, Participatory Research
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Dombroski, Kelly; Watkins, Alison F.; Fitt, Helen; Frater, Jillian; Banwell, Karen; Mackenzie, Kierin; Mutambo, Levi; Hawke, Kerryn; Persendt, Frans; Turkovic, Jasna; Ko, Su Young; Hart, Deirdre – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2018
Completing a PhD is difficult. Add a major earthquake sequence and general stress levels become much higher. Caring for some of the nonacademic needs of doctoral scholars in this environment becomes critical to their scholarly success. Yet academic supervisors, who are in the same challenging environment, may already be stretched to capacity. How…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Doctoral Programs, Supervision
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Walkington, Helen; Dyer, Sarah; Solem, Michael; Haigh, Martin; Waddington, Shelagh – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2018
A geographical education offers more than skills, subject knowledge and generic attributes. It also develops a set of discipline-specific capabilities that contribute to a graduate's future learning and experience, granting them special ways of thinking for lifelong development and for contributing to the welfare of themselves, their community and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Geography Instruction, Competency Based Education, Discourse Analysis
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Rewhorn, Sonja – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2018
Literature reviews are undertaken by academics and students to collate, analyse, and critique the ideas and arguments presented in a range of research studies in order to understand where research boundaries are located, to identify areas where knowledge is missing or contested, and where future research may be undertaken. Literature reviews are…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Geography Instruction, Educational Principles, Educational Practices
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