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Xuan, Xiaowei; Jin, Qingna; Jo, Injeong; Duan, Yushan; Kim, Mijung – Journal of Geography, 2019
Few studies, if any, have systematically investigated the connection or relationship between geography curriculum and scientific literacy. With this realization, in this article, we examined the potential contribution of geography curriculum to developing students' scientific literacy, with China's middle-school geography curriculum as an example.…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Scientific Literacy, Foreign Countries
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Egiebor, Esohe E.; Foster, Ellen J. – Journal of Geography, 2019
This article describes the findings of a qualitative phenomenographic study that explored students' engagement from the perspective of the students. It describes how the participants perceived their engagement when they learned social studies using GIS Story Maps. Qualitative data collection involved classroom observations, student-written…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Geography Instruction, Social Studies, Geographic Information Systems
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Collins, Larianne – Journal of Geography, 2018
This study investigates whether spatial learning outcomes differ with respect to different instructional media. Spatial thinking skills were tested pre- and postlesson implementation via the spatial thinking ability test as eighth grade students participated in either paper-based or digital map-based instruction. Students' attitudes toward…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Thinking Skills, Electronic Learning, Cognitive Tests
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Liesch, Matthew; Dunklee, Linda M.; Legg, Robert J.; Feig, Anthony D.; Krause, Austin Jena – Journal of Geography, 2015
This article provides a history of efforts to map vernacular regions as context for offering readers a way of using business directories in order to construct a GIS-based map of vernacular regions. With Michigan as a case study, the article discusses regional-naming conventions, boundaries, and inclusions and omissions of areas from regional…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Maps, Grade 8
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Feeney, Alison E. – Journal of Geography, 2003
This study was conducted to assess interactive multimedia for aiding students with dyslexia to learn geography. Guided by the National Geography Standards, four sections of a lesson were created in two formats: traditional text and interactive multimedia. Forty-six eighth grade students (dyslexic and non-dyslexic) participated. They took a pretest…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Dyslexia, Pretests Posttests, Grade 8
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Baker, Thomas R.; White, Steven H. – Journal of Geography, 2003
This paper examines a non-equivalent quasi-experimental research effort, wherein two versions of a two week Project Based Learning unit were developed, implemented, and assessed. Students used a collaborative GIS or paper maps to support data analysis activities in this eighth grade Earth science unit. Attitude and self-efficacy in science as…
Descriptors: Geography, Information Systems, Student Attitudes, Self Efficacy