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Tomal, Necati; Yilar, Murat Bayram – Review of International Geographical Education Online, 2019
The objective of this study is to evaluate the content of social studies textbooks, which are written and taught based upon the social studies curriculum adopted between 1968-2018, in terms of the curriculum and content designs, and some general educational principles. For this purpose, document analysis, one of the qualitative research…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Textbook Evaluation, Content Analysis, Social Studies
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Trahorsch, Petr; Blaha, Jan D.; Chytry, Vlastimil – Review of International Geographical Education Online, 2019
The aim of the article is to assess the quality of visualisation of geomorphology, hydrology and agriculture of Czechia through maps, schemes and photographs in geography textbooks for ISCED 1 and ISCED 2 levels of education. A total of 15 geography textbooks were selected and a total of 90 visuals from these textbooks were analysed. The scaling…
Descriptors: Textbook Content, Visual Aids, Maps, Photography
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Karkdijk, Jan; Admiraal, Wilfried; Van der Schee, Joop – Review of International Geographical Education Online, 2019
Relational thinking is a necessary skill for building students' individual capabilities and a core concept in geography education. Geographical relational thinking refers to being able to give interrelated, causal explanations for geographical phenomena such as regional change. The aim of this study was to gain more insight into differences in…
Descriptors: Small Group Instruction, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Thinking Skills
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Rakytová, Iveta; Tomcíková, Ivana – Review of International Geographical Education Online, 2019
UNESCO identifies unique places in the World, whether natural or man-made, of universally outstanding value or cultural significance as World Heritage. These places are considered heritage of all mankind, rather than just heritage of a particular area, country, or region. Such sites can be rich sources of information not only for the people of the…
Descriptors: Historic Sites, Geography Instruction, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Havelková, Lenka; Hanus, Martin – Review of International Geographical Education Online, 2019
For a few decades, map skills stay at the forefront of not only geographers' and geographic educators' research interest. To identify what has already been accomplished, where the research currently stands and where the potential for future studies lies, a review of the literature was carried out. Specifically, this comprehensive synthesis of map…
Descriptors: Map Skills, Geography Instruction, Definitions, Educational Research
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Hanifah, Mahat; Mohmadisa, Hashim; Yazid, Saleh; Nasir, Nayan; Balkhis, Norkhaidi Saiyidatina – Review of International Geographical Education Online, 2019
This study aims to examine the professional and pedagogical competencies of form six geography teachers in Malaysia. Study involved 200 geography teachers from across Malaysia, separated into five zones; the Northern Zone, the Central Zone, the East Coast Zone, the Southern Zone and the East Malaysia Zone. A questionnaire was used to collect the…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy, Foreign Countries, Teacher Competencies
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Sozen, Erol – Review of International Geographical Education Online, 2019
Geography, which is very important in understanding the place we live on, should be an area of interest for students rather than just a course. Geography education is an important subject in Turkey that has been offered in various institutions from pre-school to post-graduate education. The first geography course curriculum began to be implemented…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, High School Students, Student Attitudes
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Degirmenci, Yavuz – Review of International Geographical Education Online, 2019
Homeland can be described as the territory in which people who are bound to each other with several ties and have common values. It's one of the most valuable heritages which has been left to us from former generations, and will be transformed to future generations. There are great responsibilities on us, families, education and especially our…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Cultural Background
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Namli Altintas, Irem; Karaaslan, Hüseyin – Review of International Geographical Education Online, 2019
The aim of this study is to determine the opinions of teacher candidates on how teacher efficiency should be through peer assessment and active learning. For this purpose, an implementation was performed on the presentation skills of the social studies teacher candidates at a state university. In the study group, there are 28 teacher candidates as…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Active Learning
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Klonari, Aikaterini; Styliani Passadell, Anthoula – Review of International Geographical Education Online, 2019
Dyslexia is a specific form of learning disability which comes along with diverse difficulties, both in learning, social and emotional fields. It obstructs the development of the individual at all levels of education. This research investigates students' spatial and geographical thinking and whether there is a differentiation of these abilities…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Comparative Analysis, Geography Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Akbas, Yavuz; Sahin, Ibrahim Fevzi; Meral, Elif – Review of International Geographical Education Online, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of the argumentation-based science learning approach on students' academic achievements and examine student views about use of this approach in social studies. We used a mixed methods research design to document changes as a result of an argumentation-based science learning approach…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes, Grade 7
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Seidel, Sebastian; Budke, Alexandra – Review of International Geographical Education Online, 2019
In this paper, we examine the conceptual understanding and experiences that students in German secondary schools have of boundaries. For our research we conducted qualitative interviews and surveys (interviews n=20; surveys n=21) with children (aged 14-17) born both in Germany and with refugee backgrounds. We asked for the children's conceptual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Adolescents, Refugees
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Gürel, Davut; Çetin, Turhan – Review of International Geographical Education Online, 2019
The purpose of this study is to identify the opinions of 7th grade students at middle schools on the elements of intangible cultural heritage (ICH) and to reveal their levels of awareness on such elements. The study based on qualitative research method was carried out through qualitative research design. The study group consists of 13 students…
Descriptors: Grade 7, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Cultural Background
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Balbag, Nur Leman; Kaya, Mehmet Fatih – Review of International Geographical Education Online, 2019
With the help of the Word Association Test (WAT), the present study aimed to reveal elementary school fourth grade students' cognitive structures regarding the values to be taught in relation to the learning areas within the scope of the course of social studies. The participants in the study were elementary school fourth grade students. In the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Cognitive Structures, Associative Learning
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Bozkurt, Fisun – Review of International Geographical Education Online, 2019
This descriptive study is centred on the representation of climate concepts in the geography textbook and academic books. The study mainly examined how the concepts, which were determined by considering the misconceptions in our previous studies, were presented in the 9th grade newly-published geography textbook and academic books. Also, the study…
Descriptors: Textbook Content, Climate, Misconceptions, Scientific Concepts
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