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Lane, Rod; Caldis, Susan – Geographical Education, 2018
This paper describes the results of an action research project undertaken as a partnership between Macquarie University and Geography teachers from an independent school in regional New South Wales (NSW), Australia. The project focused on the teaching of river landforms and processes, a component of the Biophysical Interactions topic in the NSW…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Action Research, Participatory Research, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Bijsterbosch, Erik – Geographical Education, 2018
Geography teachers' school-based (internal) examinations in pre-vocational geography education in the Netherlands appear to be in line with the findings in the literature, namely that teachers' assessment practices tend to focus on the recall of knowledge. These practices are strongly influenced by national (external) examinations. This paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Effectiveness, National Competency Tests, Geography Instruction
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Preston, Lou – Geographical Education, 2016
Fieldwork is viewed as integral to geography teaching and acclaimed benefits often include holistic, student-driven learning, where all the senses are engaged and the impacts are more than cognitive. While these benefits are often assumed, in this paper, I argue that geography fieldwork in schools is often teacher-led and focused on the…
Descriptors: Geography, Teaching Methods, Qualitative Research, Journal Writing
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Bermingham, Aaron – Geographical Education, 2016
This study analysed the extent to which student-led inquiry is supported by fieldwork booklet design. Roberts' (2003) framework for learning through inquiry was used as lens for analysing the presence of student-led inquiry in the design of nine fieldwork booklets. Observations of teaching practice from two fieldwork activities were also analysed…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Inquiry, Active Learning, Field Studies
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Lane, Rod; Coutts, Pamela – Geographical Education, 2015
Researchers in science education have for some time recognised the need for teachers to develop an awareness of students' common alternative conceptions--a key element of pedagogical content knowledge (PCK)--and use this knowledge to develop student understanding (Morrison & Lederman, 2003). Less attention, however, has been devoted to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Student Attitudes
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Alam, Sarfaraz – Geographical Education, 2015
Pervasiveness of illiteracy has remained a foremost social and developmental challenge for India. This has prompted successive central and state governments to remain obsessed with increasing enrolments and decreasing dropout of children. However, these efforts are not accompanied by policies and programs for improving the quality of education. A…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Qualifications
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Caldis, Susan – Geographical Education, 2014
The Australian Geography Teachers Association (AGTA) represents the views of Australian geography teachers on educational matters. AGTA also seeks to improve the capacity of geography teachers to respond to a changing teaching and learning landscape. The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) is an independent authority…
Descriptors: Role, Professional Associations, Geography, Teacher Attitudes