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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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Jones, Mark C.; Luna, Marcos – Journal of Geography, 2019
The formal opportunity to learn geography in the United States is unevenly distributed across space, creating possible geography deserts. Data on the number of exams taken in Advanced Placement Human Geography (APHG) and bachelor's degrees earned in geography are mapped at the state and regional scales. Normalized rates are ranked and grouped into…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Access to Education, Advanced Placement Programs, Bachelors Degrees
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Hanus, Martin; Havelková, Lenka – Journal of Geography, 2019
Maps are an increasingly used source of information and it is therefore essential to develop map skills in students. A fundamental factor affecting the choice of map skills and the way they are developed is the teacher and his/her concept of map work. Based on the results of a survey and semi-structured interviews among Czech teachers, this study…
Descriptors: Map Skills, Skill Development, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Curtis, Mary D. – Journal of Geography, 2019
Preparing learners for the future requires twenty-first-century teaching that integrates professional tools in the classroom. Geospatial technologies (GST), which represent geographical professional technologies, lack robust integration in high school geography. Researchers continue to ask why educators teach about rather than with GST.…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy, Educational Technology, Technology Integration
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Cox, Marjolein; Elen, Jan; Steegen, An – Journal of Geography, 2019
Increasing interconnectedness of people and goods enhances the complexity of geographical problems. For students to understand geography, systems thinking--and in this context, the use of causal diagrams--is a promising approach. A quasi-experimental design is used in which the systems thinking ability of students working with causal diagrams is…
Descriptors: Causal Models, Concept Mapping, Visual Aids, Systems Approach
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Shepardson, Daniel P. – Journal of Geography, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate students' conceptions of and feelings about land use. Specifically: (1) What are students' conceptions of and feelings about land use? And (2) in what ways might students' conceptions and feelings vary by community setting and grade level? This study was qualitative and descriptive in nature and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Land Use, Elementary School Students, Ecology
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Seow, Tricia; Chang, Julian; Neil Irvine, Kim – Journal of Geography, 2019
For school geography in Singapore, geographical inquiry is identified as a "signature pedagogy" (Shulman 2005a) that can socialize students into the distinctive practices, concepts, and values of the discipline of geography. This article explores how field-based inquiry is applied across four secondary schools in Singapore to develop an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Inquiry, Experiential Learning
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Chang, Chew-Hung; Pascua, Liberty; Ess, Frances – Journal of Geography, 2018
This article discusses the implementation of a pedagogical tool aimed at the refutation of secondary school (grade ten-equivalent) students' persistent climate change misconceptions. Using a lesson study approach, the materials and intervention techniques used were developed collaboratively with geography teachers. The objective is two-pronged: to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Grade 10, Geography Instruction
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Hong, Jung Eun; Melville, Ashley – Journal of Geography, 2018
This article introduces an approach to designing effective geographic information system (GIS) professional development (PD) based on six features: (1) collective participation, (2) practice time, (3) time for lesson development and presentation, (4) state and national standards, (5) district support and direct involvement, and (6) professional…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Social Studies, Geographic Information Systems, Feedback (Response)
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Metoyer, Sandra; Bednarz, Robert – Journal of Geography, 2017
This article provides a description and discussion of an exploratory research study that examined the effects of using geospatial technology (GST) on high school students' spatial skills and spatial-relations content knowledge. It presents results that support the use of GST to teach spatially dependent content. It also provides indication of an…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Geographic Information Systems
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Mackie, Peter; Kazmierczak, Aleksandra – Journal of Geography, 2017
This article examines the implementation and impacts of a program intended to improve research-led teaching in schools. Little consideration is given to the role of research-led teaching in schools; the argument is that this is a consequence of fractures between schools and universities. A program was developed to bring contemporary geographical…
Descriptors: Role, Geography Instruction, Educational Research, Teaching Methods
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Leydon, Joseph; McLaughlin, Christina; Wilson, Heather – Journal of Geography, 2017
The literature suggests that owing to profound difficulties with high school geography curricula, teachers play a vital role in stimulating student interest and in providing a platform for continuation in the study of geography at university. Yet, with little empirical evidence offered in support, it is unclear why students select geography at…
Descriptors: High School Students, Geography, Student Interests, College Students
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Hildebrant, Barbara – Journal of Geography, 2016
Advanced Placement (AP) Human Geography faced a number of hurdles that nearly derailed the course before it launched in 2000-2001. A dedicated cadre of geography professionals and high school teachers rose to the challenge and the course remains one of the fastest growing AP courses currently offered by College Board. Seventeen readers and leaders…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Advanced Placement Programs, Human Geography, Advanced Courses
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Bednarz, Sarah Witham – Journal of Geography, 2016
This article examines Advanced Placement Human Geography (AP HG) in the context of its place in efforts to reform geography education. It presents a critical analysis of the AP program and its curriculum, asserting that it represents "powerful knowledge" as conceptualized by Young. It concludes with a call for research in AP HG aligned…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Advanced Placement Programs, Human Geography, Educational Change
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