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Harte, Wendy – Journal of Geography, 2017
This study evaluated the efficacy of geospatial technology (GT) learning experiences in two geography curriculum courses to determine their effectiveness for developing preservice teacher confidence and preparing preservice teachers to incorporate GT in their teaching practices. Surveys were used to collect data from preservice teachers at three…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geographic Information Systems, Technology Integration, Learning Experience
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Lane, Rod; Catling, Simon – Journal of Geography, 2016
Climatic hazards are a key feature of life. It is vital that teachers are knowledgeable about these phenomena in order to develop their students' understanding of them. This study used a mixed methods approach to examine the accuracy and depth of preservice primary teachers' (n = 430) knowledge of tropical cyclones. The findings suggest that…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Accuracy, Knowledge Level, Natural Disasters
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Harte, Wendy; Reitano, Paul – Journal of Geography, 2016
The assessment task of the final course in a bachelor of secondary education program is examined for opportunities for preservice geography teachers to achieve the course aims of integrating, consolidating, applying, and reflecting on the knowledge and skills they have learned during their initial teacher education program. The results show that…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Geography Instruction, Inquiry, Task Analysis
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Kerski, Joseph J.; Demirci, Ali; Milson, Andrew J. – Journal of Geography, 2013
This study analyzes the status of GIS in schools in thirty-three countries and proposes recommendations for advancing the implementation and effectiveness of GIS in secondary education from an international perspective. Thirty-three countries have been evaluated in the study to assess the global landscape of educational GIS by analyzing how GIS is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography, Geography Instruction, Geographic Information Systems
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Jones, Mark C. – Journal of Geography, 2001
Compares 11 English-language geography journals according to the following criteria: (1) content (nationality, education level, target audience, items included in journal, types of geography covered, and whether the articles contain bibliographies) and (2) appearance (page size, number of pages, and whether color printing is used). (DAJ)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Educational Research, English, Foreign Countries
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McKay, John; Powell, Joe – Journal of Geography, 1985
Educational trends and practices in geography instruction at the secondary and college levels in Australia are examined and features that can make geography a core element in Australia's reformed educational system are discussed. (RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Educational Trends
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McKay, John; Powell, Joe – Journal of Geography, 1985
The special national heritage of geography in Australia is discussed, and the educational history and current status of Australian geography is examined. (RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cultural Background, Educational History, Educational Needs