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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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Solem, Michael – Journal of Geography, 2018
This commentary is a response to Larsen and Harrington's article titled "Developing a Learning Progression for Place" (2018). Within the author focuses on the development of learning progressions in geography and future research directions. [For "Developing a Learning Progression for Place" by Thomas B. Larsen and John A.…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Educational Research
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Rawling, Eleanor – Journal of Geography, 2018
This commentary is a response to Larsen and Harrington's article titled "Developing a Learning Progression for Place" (2018). Within the author focuses learning progressions, subject structure, and the challenge of place complexity. [For "Developing a Learning Progression for Place" by Thomas B. Larsen and John A. Harrington…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Geography Instruction, Learning Processes, Curriculum Development
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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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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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Moore, Jon; Hunt, Allison – Journal of Geography, 2016
Economic geographers have traditionally concerned themselves with the primary and secondary sectors of the economy. As the world becomes more service-oriented, however, as much attention must be paid to the service economy and the role of technology. This article focuses on deindustrialization and the rise of the contemporary service--and…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Advanced Placement Programs, Human Geography, Economics
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Lanegran, David A.; Zeigler, Donald J. – Journal of Geography, 2016
Over the past fifteen years, AP Human Geography has grown in numbers and spread to almost every state. This article synopsizes the early history of the subject, summarizes the course and the exam, highlights positive impacts on the discipline of geography, and focuses on the following three issues: teachers who come to the course having majored in…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Advanced Placement Programs, Human Geography, Educational History
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Tomaszewski, Brian; Vodacek, Anthony; Parody, Robert; Holt, Nicholas – Journal of Geography, 2015
This article discusses use and modification of Lee and Bednarz's (2012) Spatial Thinking Ability Test (STAT) as a spatial thinking assessment device in Rwandan secondary schools. After piloting and modifying the STAT, 222 students total from our rural and urban test schools and one control school were tested. Statistical analysis revealed that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Spatial Ability, Tests, Secondary School Students
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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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Yu, Jaehyung; Huynh, Niem Tu; McGehee, Thomas Lee – Journal of Geography, 2011
An innovative vertical integration model for recruiting to GIS education was introduced and tested following four driving forces: curriculum development, GIS presentations, institutional collaboration, and faculty training. Curriculum development was a useful approach to recruitment, student credit hour generation, and retention-rate improvement.…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Information Science, Models, High Schools
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Rydant, A. L.; Shiplee, Brian A.; Smith, John P.; Middlekauff, Bryon D. – Journal of Geography, 2010
This article addresses the development of a conceptual model of fieldwork practice and the creation of an associated set of skills for the geosciences. The set of eight generic and seventeen specific skills is applied in two international field courses to demonstrate the utility of such a skills-centered model across a broad range of venues,…
Descriptors: Field Instruction, Curriculum Development, Field Studies, Earth Science
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Alam, Sarfaraz – Journal of Geography, 2010
This article critically examines the recommendations of two major Indian education reports--NCFSE 2000 and NCF 2005--prepared by the National Council of Educational Research and Training in India. The NCFSE 2000 has recommended an integrated teaching of geography as one component of the social studies. The NCF 2005 has reverted to the pre-NCFSE…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Social Studies, Geography Instruction
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Hardwick, Susan W.; Davis, Robert L. – Journal of Geography, 2009
The use of content-based language instruction (CBI) offers an innovative and effective method for teaching core geographic concepts and skills while students study a second language. This article focuses on a collaborative initiative developed and tested by university and high school level geography and second-language educators. The goal of the…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geography, Geographic Concepts, Second Language Instruction
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