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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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Schnurr, Matthew A.; De Santo, Elizabeth M.; Green, Amanda D.; Taylor, Alanna – Journal of Geography, 2015
This article investigates the particular mechanisms through which a role-play simulation impacts student perceptions of knowledge acquisition. Longitudinal data were mobilized in the form of quantitative and qualitative surveys to examine whether the simulation succeeded in increasing knowledge around both content and skills. It then delves deeper…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Geography Instruction, Simulation, Student Attitudes
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Smiley, Sarah L.; Post, Chris W. – Journal of Geography, 2014
The introductory level course Geography of the U.S. and Canada requires students to grasp large amounts of complex material, oftentimes using a lecture-based pedagogical approach. This article outlines two ways that popular music can be successfully used in the geography classroom. First, songs are used to review key concepts and characteristics…
Descriptors: Geography, Foreign Countries, Music, Teaching Methods
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Kalafsky, Ronald – Journal of Geography, 2012
Firms face numerous challenges when looking to invest internationally, not the least of which includes understanding the business environment of a new market. Given the expansion and impacts of foreign direct investment (FDI), it has become increasingly important for students to understand and analyze the motivations, concerns, and strategies of…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Human Geography, Investment, Economic Development
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Murr, Christopher D.; Blanchard, R. Denise – Journal of Geography, 2011
Advances in classroom technology have lowered barriers for the visually impaired to study geography, yet few participate. Employing stereotype threat theory, we examined whether beliefs held by the visually impaired affect perceptions toward completing courses and majors in visually oriented disciplines. A test group received a low-level threat…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Control Groups, Student Attitudes, Geography
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Hovorka, Alice Judith – Journal of Geography, 2009
Through an instructional approach, this article offers a template for a classroom-based geography capstone course grounded in pedagogical elements of synthesis and reflection, as based on exploration of ten key geographic ideas. It provides insights into course goals, structure, and components for instructors who may wish to implement it in…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geography, College Curriculum, College Instruction
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Martis, Kenneth C. – Journal of Geography, 2005
The geographical analyses and descriptions of Appalachia "not only reflect reality, but they help to constitute this reality." This work first analyzes the status of the North American (United States and Canada) regional courses in the 210 geography degree-granting institutions listed in the Association of American Geographers…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Geography, Textbook Content, Content Analysis
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Nicol, Doug; Belec, John; Buckley, Patrick – Journal of Geography, 2003
Offering a course across an international border, where students and faculty physically travel to both countries throughout the term, raises a host of pedagogical, cartographic, logistic, and cultural challenges. At the same time, two initial classes find the experience rewarding and evaluate the course positively. This paper reviews the offering…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Regional Programs, International Education, International Educational Exchange
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Schlene, Vickie J. – Journal of Geography, 1991
Presents a sampling of items from the ERIC database concerning the teaching of human geography. Includes documents dealing with Africa, Asia, the United States, Canada, Antarctica, and geographic concepts. Explains how to obtain ERIC documents. (SG)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Concepts, Geography Instruction, Human Geography
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Holdsworth, Deryck – Journal of Geography, 1984
The historical development of Canada's very diverse geographic regions is discussed. Although Canadian regions and provinces have always been in a position of economic servitude to foreign or central Canadian markets, they still maintain strong regional loyalties. (RM)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Differences, Economic Status, Geographic Regions
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Burghardt, Andrew F. – Journal of Geography, 1984
Canada did not develop strong ties with the Third World until well after World War II. Three factors that have channeled and limited Canada's relationships with developing nations--location, history, and internal political relationships--are discussed. Also examined are patterns of Canadian foreign aid and investment and peace-seeking efforts. (RM)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Developing Nations, Higher Education, Human Geography
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Knight, David B. – Journal of Geography, 1984
Concentrating on events in Canada during the last ten years, this article discusses the Quebec separatist movement and other strong regionalisms in Canada. Important processes involved with conflict and compromise within the Canadian state are examined. (RM)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Geographic Regions, Geography Instruction, Higher Education
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Whitney, Herbert A. – Journal of Geography, 1984
A national survey which asked Canadian students where they would most and least prefer to live revealed that most preferred to stay near home and disliked, or were neutral toward, other places. Classroom exercises to help college and secondary students understand the geographical ideas mentioned in this article are provided. (RM)
Descriptors: Geographic Regions, Higher Education, Human Geography, Learning Activities
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Wonders, William C. – Journal of Geography, 1984
In the last 40 years the Canadian North has changed socially and culturally as a result of economic pressures and federal government policy decisions. Environmental and cultural conditions of the Canadian North are discussed, and the past, present, and future roles of the North in Canada are examined. (RM)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Canada Natives, Cultural Traits, Economic Development
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McIlwraith, Thomas F. – Journal of Geography, 1984
Rural and small-town Ontario, Canada is introduced through illustrations and discussions of seven typical elements that helped shape the province: cemetery, house, barn, hall, fence, roadscape, and main street. Having students make and discuss sketches is an excellent way to help them learn about the human geography of an area. (RM)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Field Studies, Geography Instruction, Higher Education
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