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Rutherford, David J.; Lovorn, Carley – Journal of Geography, 2018
Research conducted in 2013 identified the perceptions that K-12 teachers and administrators hold with respect to: (1) the perceived needs in education, (2) the professional audiences that are most important to reach, and (3) the service models that are most effective. The specific purpose of the research was to refine and improve the services that…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Strategic Planning
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Larsen, Thomas B.; Harrington, John A., Jr. – Journal of Geography, 2018
The concept and characteristics of place within geography education are surveyed in the context of learning progressions. Beginning with place's history and relevance in geographic thought, this review moves on to discuss connections between space and place. From a geographic education perspective, place-based instruction and place characteristics…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Geography Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Kindergarten
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Lambert, David – Journal of Geography, 2018
The purpose of this short article is to offer a critical perspective on Larsen and Harrington's ambitious and stimulating review article. It does so by drawing a distinction between teaching and learning and discussing how progression metaphors for describing the latter can distort the moral purpose of the former. My response to the provocation…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Articulation (Education)
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Larsen, Thomas B.; Harrington, John A., Jr. – Journal of Geography, 2018
This commentary response reflects on the thoughts offered by Solem, Mohan, Rawling, and Lambert regarding Larsen and Harrington's article titled "Developing a Learning Progression for Place" (2018). [For "Developing a Learning Progression for Place" by Thomas B. Larsen and John A. Harrington Jr., see EJ1175719.]
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Teaching Methods, Geography Instruction, Articulation (Education)
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Millsaps, Lisa Tabor; Harrington, John A., Jr. – Journal of Geography, 2017
This work shares a time-sensitive framework for teaching GIS to educators of all levels and disciplines. Existing relationships with teachers enabled the addition of GIS content in professional development activities. The amount of time devoted to GIS-related content varied depending on time made available for interaction with the audience.…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Models, Faculty Development, Preservice Teachers
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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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Rohli, Robert V.; Binford, Paul E. – Journal of Geography, 2016
Geography at elementary and middle schools in Louisiana, USA., remains a social studies strand along with civics, economics, and history, with no state-required geography course at any level. But because schools may require more geography than the state standard, this research examines the extent to which K-12 students are exposed to geography in…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Educational Trends, Educational Practices, Trend Analysis
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Doering, Aaron; Koseoglu, Suzan; Scharber, Cassie; Henrickson, Jeni; Lanegran, David – Journal of Geography, 2014
There is a need for quality professional development programs and instructional models addressing the needs and challenges of K-12 technology integration in the geography classroom. This study used a mixed-methods design employing surveys and observations to evaluate teacher experiences within a professional development program focused on…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Geography, Geography Instruction, Models
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Downs, Roger M. – Journal of Geography, 2014
A goal of geography education is fostering geographic literacy for all and building significant expertise for some. How much time and practice do students need to become literate or expert in geography? There is not an answer to this question. Using two concepts from cognitive psychology--the ideas of ten thousand hours and deliberate…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Cognitive Psychology, Expertise
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Matušková, Alena; Rousová, Magdalena – Journal of Geography, 2014
Czech-German relations developed in a complex way during the twentieth century. This article addresses the mutual historical and current relations of these nations, in light of historical events in the last century. The analysis is based on the study of period geography textbooks (as an example of one of the tools used to create a picture of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Relations, Foreign Policy, Geography Instruction
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Delahunty, Tina; Lewis-Gonzales, Sarah; Phelps, Jack; Sawicki, Ben; Roberts, Charles; Carpenter, Penny – Journal of Geography, 2012
The processes and implications of urban growth are studied in a variety of disciplines as urban growth affects both the physical and human landscape. Remote sensing methods provide ways to visualize and mathematically represent urban growth; and resultant land cover change data enable both quantitative and qualitative analysis. This article helps…
Descriptors: Satellites (Aerospace), Urbanization, Vocabulary, Critical Thinking
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Hauselt, Peggy; Helzer, Jennifer – Journal of Geography, 2012
One of the primary missions of our university is to train future primary and secondary teachers. Geospatial sciences, including GIS, have long been excluded from teacher education curriculum. This article explains the curriculum revisions undertaken to increase the geospatial technology education of future teachers. A general education class…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Geography Instruction, Geographic Information Systems, Teacher Education Curriculum
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Oberle, Alex; Palacios, Fabian Araya – Journal of Geography, 2012
Overseas experiences provide educators with exceptional opportunities to incorporate field study, firsthand experiences, and tangible artifacts into the classroom. Despite this potential, teachers must consider curricular standards that direct how such international endeavors can be integrated. Furthermore, geography curriculum development is more…
Descriptors: Field Experience Programs, Area Studies, Curriculum Development, Latin Americans
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Sawyer, Carol F.; Butler, David R.; Curtis, Mary – Journal of Geography, 2010
Environmental change is ideally taught through field observations; however, leaving the classroom is often unrealistic due to financial and logistical constraints. The Internet offers several feasible alternatives using webcams that instructors can use to illustrate a variety of geographic examples and exercises for students. This article explores…
Descriptors: Physical Geography, Physical Environment, Classroom Techniques, Technology Uses in Education
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Gillespie, Carol Ann – Journal of Geography, 2010
This research examines the effects of culture on a child's perceptions of his or her neighborhood by comparing the neighborhood sketch maps of a group of Amish and non-Amish children from the same rural Pennsylvania neighborhood. The results of this study lend credence to the belief that early and intensive acculturation helps define our sense of…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Childhood Attitudes, Freehand Drawing, Maps
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