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Downs, Roger M. – Journal of Geography, 2014
A goal of geography education is fostering geographic literacy for all and building significant expertise for some. How much time and practice do students need to become literate or expert in geography? There is not an answer to this question. Using two concepts from cognitive psychology--the ideas of ten thousand hours and deliberate…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Cognitive Psychology, Expertise
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Grabbatin, Brian; Fickey, Amanda – Journal of Geography, 2012
The rise of service-learning in higher education has been critiqued as little more than community service that encourages students to "do good," but fails to generate original scholarship or social change. In this article, we argue that service-learning gives geographers the opportunity to challenge these critiques, by demonstrating the practical…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Research Methodology, Social Change, Service Learning
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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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Biles, James J.; Lindley, Todd – Journal of Geography, 2009
Overseas study is an unparalleled method of promoting cross-cultural understanding, an appreciation of difference, and a relational sense of identity. However, U.S. colleges and universities increasingly employ the myth of strong globalization, which purportedly makes the world more uniform, integrated, and interdependent, in order to justify…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Higher Education, Geography, Cultural Awareness
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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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Lackstrom, Kirsten; Stroup, Laura J. – Journal of Geography, 2009
Greenways are prominent features of many urban landscapes and synthesize several geographic topics: human-environment interactions, urban ecosystems, and the promotion of sustainability within riverine corridors. Greenways are easily accessible and provide an opportunity for students at various grade levels to study interactions across physical…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Earth Science, Urban Environment, Standards
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Longan, Michael W.; Owusu, Francis; Roseman, Curtis C. – Journal of Geography, 2008
PlacesOnLine.org is a Web portal that provides easy access to high quality Web sites that focus on places from around the world. It is intended for use by a wide range of people, including professional geographers, teachers and students at all levels, and the general public. This article explores the potential uses of PlacesOnLine as an…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Internet, Educational Resources, Teaching Methods
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Sambrook, Richard Alan – Journal of Geography, 2008
The Kentucky Institute for International Studies is a consortium of colleges and universities that provides semester length and short summer semester over-seas study programs. This article traces the growth of the consortium from its roots at Murray State University in 1975 through the celebration of its thirtieth anniversary in 2005. Aspects…
Descriptors: International Studies, Consortia, Study Abroad, College Faculty
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Tulloch, David; Graff, Elizabeth – Journal of Geography, 2007
This article describes a series of data-based Green Map learning exercises positioned within a problem-based framework and examines the appropriateness of projects like these as a form of geography education. Problem-based learning (PBL) is an educational technique that engages students in learning through activities that require creative problem…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography, Databases
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De Bres, Karen; Coomansingh, Johnny – Journal of Geography, 2006
The purpose of this paper is to discuss the field project and the field experiences of 60 undergraduates in a lower level geography course. Cumulative based learning was the main teaching technique. The Eisenhower Center, the Dickinson County Historical Society Museum, and Old Abilene Town, a renovated/reconstructed frontier town, were selected…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Municipalities, Geography, Tourism
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Estaville, Lawrence E.; Brown, Brock J.; Caldwell, Sally – Journal of Geography, 2006
Following an integrative model that shows the complex connections of recruitment, retention, and placement, this final paper in a three-part series explores the demanding endeavor of placing geography graduates into rewarding professional careers. Employment markets will continue to be robust for geography graduates, particularly for those with…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Geography, Higher Education, Job Placement
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Skeeter, Brent R. – Journal of Geography, 2006
The benefits of weather forecasting contests within geography departments are reaffirmed. The greatly increased ease of conducting such contests in the new millennium is stressed. Some of the specifics of the forecasting contest at Salisbury University are discussed. In addition, the advantages of a departmental contest over a national contest are…
Descriptors: Weather, Geography, Higher Education, Competition
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Golightly, A.; Nieuwoudt, H. D.; Richter, B. W. – Journal of Geography, 2006
This article describes the results of a study of a concept model for optimizing contact time between the Geography educator and the student teacher within a learner-centered teaching paradigm. A quasi-experimental time series approach was used in order to change aspects of the model as the research progressed. Changes to the model were made on the…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Geography Instruction, Student Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship
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Estaville, Lawrence E.; Brown, Brock J.; Caldwell, Sally – Journal of Geography, 2006
Vision and mission statements are the foundation for the types of undergraduate degrees departments confer as well as other types of academic programs such as pre-major, certificate, and distance education curricula. Critical to each department should be careful administration of course selections and offerings and management of academic majors,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Curriculum Development, Models, Departments
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Gray, Paul T., Jr.; Hidlebrant, Barbara S.; Strauss, Tim R. – Journal of Geography, 2006
Advanced Placement Human Geography (APHG) has grown steadily from 3,272 tests at the first test administration in 2001 to 14,139 tests in 2005. This paper examines the dynamics of growth throughout the United States through numbers of students and numbers of high schools involved in the program. APHG is discussed relative to the establishment of…
Descriptors: Human Geography, Geography Instruction, Advanced Placement Programs, Academic Achievement
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