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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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Swietek, Agnes; Brunn, Stanley; Wógtowicz, Bozena – Journal of Geography, 2019
The Roma are the largest and, some scholars would argue, the most marginalized group in Europe, an observation evident in an examination of school texts for Polish children. Using the concept of the "geographies of silence," we discuss the nature of text and graphical silences and the reasons behind the paucity of text, photo, and map…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Textbooks, Disadvantaged, Content Analysis
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Hergan, Irena – Journal of Geography, 2018
This article presents the results of research on how ten-year-old children in an unfamiliar environment perceive the surroundings of the route during their wayfinding when they focus on the task of successfully orienting themselves with two different sources of cartographic support: a mobile navigator and a paper map. The results show that the…
Descriptors: Cartography, Maps, Geographic Location, Navigation
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Kim, Kinam; Kim, Minsung – Journal of Geography, 2018
This study examined the effects of task demand and familiarity on students' perception and processing of spatial information upon viewing visuospatial representations. Participants in South Korea were told that they would travel through an area, either drawing a map or observing the scenery depicted in photographs. The level of familiarity in the…
Descriptors: Familiarity, Student Attitudes, Spatial Ability, Cognitive Processes
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Hsu, Hsiao-Ping; Tsai, Bor-Wen; Chen, Che-Ming – Journal of Geography, 2018
Teaching high-school geomorphological concepts and topographic map reading entails many challenges. This research reports the applicability and effectiveness of Google Earth in teaching topographic map skills and geomorphological concepts, by a single teacher, in a one-computer classroom. Compared to learning via a conventional instructional…
Descriptors: Maps, Map Skills, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education
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Carbonell Carrera, Carlos; Saorín, José Luis; Hess Medler, Stephany – Journal of Geography, 2018
Cartographic interpretation requires accurate spatial orientation. Two main sources of spatial knowledge acquisition inform spatial orientation ability: map-like perspective (map reading), and ground level perspective (wayfinding). The Pokémon GO game incorporates both types as players use a map to orient themselves while also moving around in the…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Geographic Information Systems, Computer Games, Maps
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Davis, Michael – Journal of Geography, 2017
Niantic Labs has developed an augmented virtual reality mobile app game called Ingress in which agents must seek out and control locations for their designated factions. The app uses the Google Maps interface along with GPS to enhance a geocaching-like experience with elements of other classical games such as capture-the-flag. This study aims to…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Computer Games, Educational Games, Computer Oriented Programs
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Sinha, Gaurav; Smucker, Thomas A.; Lovell, Eric J.; Velempini, Kgosietsile; Miller, Samuel A.; Weiner, Daniel; Wangui, Elizabeth Edna – Journal of Geography, 2017
In this article, participatory geographic information systems GIS (PGIS) is explored and established as a powerful platform for geographic education. PGIS pedagogy can help educators meet diverse learning objectives pertaining to: (1) local knowledge and place-based thinking; (2) community engagement; (3) field mapping with geospatial…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Teaching Methods, Geography, Educational Technology
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Zhu, Liangfeng; Pan, Xin; Gao, Gongcheng – Journal of Geography, 2016
Advances in the Google Earth virtual globe and the concomitant Keyhole Markup Language (KML) are providing educators with a convenient platform to cultivate and assess one's place location knowledge (PLK). This article presents a general framework and associated implementation methods for the online testing of PLK using Google Earth. The proposed…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Geography, Geographic Information Systems, Internet
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Demirci, Ali; Suslu, Zeliha – Journal of Geography, 2016
This study analyzes the use of maps in Turkish newspapers in order to evaluate their potential to contribute to the enhancement of geographic knowledge in society. This study reviewed the content of three Turkish newspapers published between January 2008 and August 2012. Only 835 maps were used in the newspapers during the study period, or an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Maps, Cartography, Newspapers
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Huynh, Niem Tu; Solem, Michael; Bednarz, Sarah Witham – Journal of Geography, 2015
This article provides an overview of learning progressions (LP) and assesses the potential of this line of research to improve geography education. It presents the merits and limitations of three of the most common approaches used to conduct LP research and draws on one approach to propose a first draft of a LP on map reading and interpretation.…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Maps, Map Skills
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Harris, Lauren McArthur; Wirz, Jennifer Palacios; Hinde, Elizabeth R.; Libbee, Michael – Journal of Geography, 2015
This article describes the findings of a study involving a professional development program that prepared middle school teachers to integrate content on the earliest eras of world history and world geography. In particular, this study focused on participants' (n = 37) use of geographic resources to integrate geography and history and to encourage…
Descriptors: Geography, Instruction, History Instruction, Faculty Development
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Kim, Kinam; Kim, Minsung; Shin, Jungyeop; Ryu, Jaemyong – Journal of Geography, 2015
This article examined the role of task demand and its effects on transfer in geographic learning. Student performance was measured through eye-movement analysis in two related experiments. In Experiment 1, the participants were told that they would travel through an area depicted in photographs either driving an automobile or observing the…
Descriptors: Geography, Difficulty Level, Cognitive Processes, Eye Movements
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Liesch, Matthew; Dunklee, Linda M.; Legg, Robert J.; Feig, Anthony D.; Krause, Austin Jena – Journal of Geography, 2015
This article provides a history of efforts to map vernacular regions as context for offering readers a way of using business directories in order to construct a GIS-based map of vernacular regions. With Michigan as a case study, the article discusses regional-naming conventions, boundaries, and inclusions and omissions of areas from regional…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Maps, Grade 8
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Somdahl-Sands, Katrinka – Journal of Geography, 2015
Many students enter classes with a very Orientalist mental map of the region usually called the "Middle East." This is understandable considering the information and images of the region that pervade our media landscape. In an effort to teach student how to critically examine media sources themselves, the author utilizes a blog format…
Descriptors: Human Geography, Geography Instruction, College Students, Student Attitudes
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