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Widener, Jeffrey M.; Gliedt, Travis; Tziganuk, Ashlee – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2016
Purpose: This study aims to understand if geographers, who teach in a new sustainability program, are conveying new knowledge, understanding, skills and competence about the integrated and holistic concept of "sustainability", rather than individual human-environmental issues to the students. In other words, are geography professors…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, College Faculty
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Lee, Dong-Min – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2020
The purpose of this study is to analyze the potential of Story Maps to improve the awareness of geography among preservice geography teachers (PGTs). To conduct the research, this study planned a Story Maps-based full-semester lesson plan for 30 beginning PGTs. The data were collected via participants' reflective journals and were analyzed using…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Geography Instruction, Knowledge Level, Geographic Information Systems
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Hooghuis, Fer; van der Schee, Joop; van der Velde, Martin; Imants, Jeroen; Volman, Monique – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2014
The development of geographical reasoning is essential in geographical education. Strategies developed by the English "Thinking Through Geography" group (TTG) offer a promising approach to promote geographical reasoning. In the last decade, the TTG approach has become a regular element in geographical education in several countries.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography, Geography Instruction, Thinking Skills
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Gampell, Anthony; Gaillard, J. C.; Parsons, Meg; Le Dé, Loïc – Journal of Geography, 2020
Scholars, practitioners and educators propose video games as innovative teaching methods to engage geography students. A methodological framework, informed by constructivist learning theory, explored the ability of 'serious' disaster video games to foster student participation in learning within four New Zealand schools. The findings indicate the…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Video Games, Natural Disasters, Emergency Programs
Girgin, Mustafa – Online Submission, 2017
Almost all of the studies which are about the learning effects of the games emphasize as if, they have all agreed on all hands that the games contribute to the child's spiritual and educational development. No matter at which age group it is, to claim that game derived gains couldn't be gained by no other way, wouldn't be exaggeration indeed. The…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Computer Games, Geography Instruction, Maps
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Cohen, Aviv – Journal of Geography, 2018
Guided by the assumption that geography teaching is connected to nationalism and civic education, this study focused on the manifestation of different citizenship conceptions in the teaching of the land of Israel as implemented in the Israeli educational system. This historical content analysis of Israeli curricula resulted in a division into…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History, Geography, Geography Instruction
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Seow, Tricia – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2016
This study draws upon a Foucauldian notion of discourse to explore how four pre-service geography teachers in Singapore made decisions about what geography is and how to enact their understandings of geography in their classrooms. This analysis of discursive power is particularly relevant to Singapore because of the high level of state control…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Discourse Analysis, Concept Mapping
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Wang, Jiechen; Ni, Haochen; Rui, Yikang; Cui, Can; Cheng, Liang – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2016
Field practice is an important part of training geography research talents. However, traditional teaching methods may not adequately manage, share and implement instruction resources and thus may limit the instructor's ability to conduct field instruction. A possible answer is found in the rapid development of computer-assisted instruction (CAI),…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Ilhan, Ali; Gülersoy, Ali Ekber – Review of International Geographical Education Online, 2019
The practice and activity examples are quite limited regarding how the learning-teaching processes, which are offered by the teaching program of geography lesson prepared in 2005, updated in 2011 and amended comprehensively in 2017, can be achieved. There is not any teachers' guide analyzing the teaching program's approach and how it should be…
Descriptors: Discovery Learning, Learning Strategies, Geography Instruction, Lesson Plans
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Morris, Nina J. – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2020
Various "turns" within human geography ("emotional", "sensory", "experimental", and "creative") have highlighted the role that the senses play in our embodied and emotional experiences of place, and the need for more sensuous scholarly practices. Resulting work has enriched the discipline…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Experiential Learning, Play, Perception
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Lambert, David; Solem, Michael – Geographical Education, 2017
This paper arises from the Keynote we co-delivered at the 2017 AGTA Conference in Melbourne. In the paper, we outline the main theoretical resources that underpin the GeoCapabilities project (www.geocapabilities.org). This project has sought to engage teachers and teacher educators in geography with the principles of "curriculum…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Teacher Effectiveness, Foreign Countries
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Al-Nofli, Mohammed Abdullah – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2013
There have been remarkable changes in the Omani educational system since the implementation of the Basic Education Reform in 1998. The current study was an attempt to offer insights into the state of geography in the current reform. Particularly, the study examined teachers' preferred reasons for teaching geography, teachers' views on important…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
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Eaves, LaToya E. – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2020
Why teach Black sexualities? How might Black lived sexualities provide students a more nuanced understanding of geography and place-making practices? The junctions of Blackness, sexuality, and place are understood as active processes that are being shaped and formed by and through power relations. This paper argues for centralizing the mutually…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Sexual Identity, Identification (Psychology), Black Studies
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Hughes, Annie – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2016
Higher education commentators have become concerned about how learning and teaching praxis across the sector may unwittingly advantage White British (WB) compared to Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) students. Adopting critical race theory, this article explores these issues in relation to field teaching in geography and related subjects. It reports…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis
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Kaya, Bastürk; Aladag, Caner – International Education Studies, 2017
The objective of this study is to determine the cognitive structures of the students of geography teaching department by identifying their conceptual frameworks about the concept of earthquake. A case study design from qualitative research approaches was used in this research. Sample group of the study constitutes 155 students from the Department…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Physical Geography, Preservice Teachers
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