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Bagoly-Simo, Peter – Journal of Geography, 2013
Textbooks are an important tool for teaching and learning in high school geography classrooms. But what sort of picture do they provide of places that are different and distant from the countries in which they are published? This study explores this question through a concise analysis of a widely used American world geography textbook, with a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, World Geography, Textbooks, Social Change
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Leydon, Joseph; Turner, Sally – Journal of Geography, 2013
Fieldwork is an essential component of undergraduate geographic education, but with growing enrollment and limited resources few first-year instructors incorporate this activity in their courses. This article reports on the challenges of incorporating fieldwork into a large first-year course and the strategies adopted to respond to these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Undergraduate Study, Introductory Courses
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Rundquist, Bradley C.; Vandeberg, Gregory S. – Journal of Geography, 2013
Field data collection is often crucial to the success of investigations based upon remotely sensed data. Students of environmental remote sensing typically learn about the discipline through classroom lectures, a textbook, and computer laboratory sessions focused on the interpretation and processing of aircraft and satellite data. The importance…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Satellites (Aerospace), Field Instruction
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Krakowka, Amy Richmond – Journal of Geography, 2012
Field trips have been acknowledged as valuable learning experiences in geography. This article uses Kolb's (1984) experiential learning model to discuss how students learn and how field trips can help enhance learning. Using Kolb's experiential learning theory as a guide in the design of field trips helps ensure that field trips contribute to…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Field Trips, Geography, Learning Theories
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Keenan, Kevin; Fontaine, Danielle – Journal of Geography, 2012
How undergraduate students learn research methods in geography has been understudied. Existing work has focused on course description from the instructor's perspective. This study, however, uses a grounded theory approach to allow students' voices to shape a new theory of how they themselves say that they learn research methods. Data from two…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Geography, Grounded Theory
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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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Patterson, Lynn M.; Slinger-Friedman, Vanessa – Journal of Geography, 2012
Numerous studies have shown both anecdotal and formal evidence of the benefits students obtain from doing writing activities in classes. Little formal discussion exists about how student writing in geography classes professionally affects faculty. In this article, focus shifts from student-derived benefits of writing in classes to faculty…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Writing Across the Curriculum, Undergraduate Students, College Faculty
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Lauder, Tracy – Journal of Geography, 2012
A fantasy-theme analysis of the editors' letters in "Southern Living" magazine shows an editorial vision of valuing the past and showcasing unique regional qualities. In addition, a content analysis of the visual representation of race in the magazine's formative years and recent past validates that inhabitants of the region were portrayed…
Descriptors: Fantasy, Periodicals, Content Analysis, Media Literacy
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Lee, Jongwon; Bednarz, Robert – Journal of Geography, 2012
This article introduces the development and validation of the spatial thinking ability test (STAT). The STAT consists of sixteen multiple-choice questions of eight types. The STAT was validated by administering it to a sample of 532 junior high, high school, and university students. Factor analysis using principal components extraction was applied…
Descriptors: Evidence, Construct Validity, Factor Analysis, Spatial Ability
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Downs, Roger M. – Journal of Geography, 2012
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) rightly calls itself the Nation's Report Card. As the gold standard of educational assessment, it offers a picture of what U.S. students know and can do in a subject. There have been NAEP Geography assessments in 1994, 2001, and 2010. The next assessment is planned for 2014. Before reacting to…
Descriptors: Report Cards, Student Evaluation, Educational Assessment, Geography
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Turner, Sally; Leydon, Joseph – Journal of Geography, 2012
To make sense of spatial data, information and concepts strong geographic literacy skills are a prerequisite, yet existing studies suggest a global decline in these skills. Current geographic tools predominantly focus on mapping tasks that do not necessarily lead to an understanding of the broader geographic relevance of location. This article…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Tests
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Israel, Andrei L. – Journal of Geography, 2012
In recent years, geography educators have sought to make their pedagogy relevant to pressing social and environmental issues, but these efforts have largely imported pedagogies from outside of geography. In place-based education, in contrast, place--one of geography's defining themes--serves as a central organizing principle for a socially…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Geography Instruction, Place Based Education, Geography
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Boehm, Richard G.; Brysch, Carmen P.; Mohan, Audrey; Backler, Alan – Journal of Geography, 2012
The Gilbert M. Grosvenor Center for Geographic Education, in partnership with the Agency for Instructional Technology, and the National Geographic Education Foundation have embarked on the production of a twenty-two-program, Web-based professional development series for teachers of geography, social studies, and environmental science, titled…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Geography Instruction, Geography, Global Approach
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Battersby, Sarah E.; Kessler, Fritz C. – Journal of Geography, 2012
The ability to recognize distortions of, for example, areas, angles, and landmass shapes in global-scale map projections, is an important part of critical map reading and use. This study investigates the cues used by individuals when they assess distortion on global-scale map projections. It was hypothesized that landmass shape would be a dominant…
Descriptors: Evidence, Cues, Measures (Individuals), Map Skills
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Delahunty, Tina; Lewis-Gonzales, Sarah; Phelps, Jack; Sawicki, Ben; Roberts, Charles; Carpenter, Penny – Journal of Geography, 2012
The processes and implications of urban growth are studied in a variety of disciplines as urban growth affects both the physical and human landscape. Remote sensing methods provide ways to visualize and mathematically represent urban growth; and resultant land cover change data enable both quantitative and qualitative analysis. This article helps…
Descriptors: Satellites (Aerospace), Urbanization, Vocabulary, Critical Thinking
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