Innovative Learning Geography in Europe

Innovative Learning Geography in Europe

Author: Karl Donert

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443858533

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 245

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Opportunities for developing innovative approaches in teaching and learning geography have been rapidly increasing in recent years. This is in part because of the spread of new technologies that allow access to geographic information and geographic geo-media resources. These new tools offer broad access to information and open data sources. They have revolutionised the way in which teachers of geography can work with pupils and students. “Education for Digital Earth” is now possible. As such, the exclusive use of traditional approaches to the teaching of geography is no longer reasonable today. The European Commission-funded network initiative, digital-earth.eu, promotes innovation and best practices in the implementation of geo-media as a digital learning environment for school learning and teaching. This book, supported by EUROGEO, analyses the main challenges facing geographical education – curriculum, methodology, teacher education and training and geospatial technologies – and illustrates different examples of the use of geoinformation in geographical education in several European countries.

Geography Education for Global Understanding

Geography Education for Global Understanding

Author: Ali Demirci

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319772165

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

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This book presents the core concepts of geographical education as a means of understanding global issues from a spatial perspective. It treats education, supported by high standards, approaches, methodologies, and resources, as essential in exploring the interactions of the world’s human and environmental systems at local, regional, and global scales embedded in the nature of the discipline of geography. It covers topics such as climate change, sustainable development goals, geopolitics in an uncertain world, global crisis, and population flows, which are of great interest to geography researchers and social sciences educators who want to explore the complexity of contemporary societies. Highly respected scholars in geography education answer questions on key topics and explain how global understanding is considered in K-12 education in significant countries around the globe. The book discusses factors such as the Internet, social media, virtual globes and other technological developments that provide insights into and visualization – in real time – of the intensity of relationships between different countries and regions of the earth. It also examines how this does not always lead to empathy with other political, cultural, social and religious values: terrorism threats and armed conflicts are also essential features of the global world. This book opens the dialogue for global understanding as a great opportunity for teachers, educators, scholars and policy makers to better equip students and future citizens to deal with global issues.

Geospatial Technologies and Geography Education in a Changing World

Geospatial Technologies and Geography Education in a Changing World

Author: Osvaldo Muñiz Solari

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9784431555193

Category: Science

Page: 221

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This book is an initiative presented by the Commission on Geographical Education of the International Geographical Union. It focuses particularly on what has been learned from geospatial projects and research from the past decades of implementing geospatial technologies (GST) in formal and informal education. The objective of this publication is to inform an international audience of teachers, professionals, scholars, and policymakers about the state of the art and prospects of geospatial practices (GPs) as organized activities that use GST and lessons learned in relation to geographical education. GST make up an advanced body of knowledge developed by practitioners of geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing (RS), global positioning systems, (GPS), and digital cartography (DC). GST have long been applied in many different sectors; however, their first use in higher education began in the early 1980s and then diffused to secondary schools during the 1990s. Starting with GIS and RS, it evolved into a much broader context, as GST expanded to include GPS and DC with new communication technologies and Internet applications. GST have been used around the world as a combination of tools and special techniques to make research, teaching, and learning more effective.

Geography Education in the Digital World

Geography Education in the Digital World

Author: Nicola Walshe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000196702

Category: Education

Page: 212

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Geography Education in the Digital World draws on theory and practice to provide a critical exploration of the role and practice of geography education within the digital world. It considers how living within a digital world influences teacher identity and professionalism and is changing young people’s lives. The book moves beyond the applied perspective of educational technology to engage with wider social and ethical issues of technology implementation and use of digital data within geography education. Situated at the intersection between research and practice, chapters draw on a wide range of theory to consider the role, adoption and potential challenges of a range of digital technologies in furthering geographical education for future generations. Bringing together academics from the fields of geography, geography education and teacher education, the book engages with four key themes within the digital world: Professional practice and personal identities. Geographical sources and connections. Geospatial technologies. Geographical fieldwork. This is a crucial read for geographers, geography educators and geography teacher educators, as well as those engaging with existing and new technologies to support geographical learning in the dynamic context of the digital world. It will also be of interest to any students, academics and policymakers wanting to better understand the impact of digital media on education.

Handbook of Research on Educational Design and Cloud Computing in Modern Classroom Settings

Handbook of Research on Educational Design and Cloud Computing in Modern Classroom Settings

Author: Koutsopoulos, K.C.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522530541

Category: Education

Page: 497

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In the digital age, the integration of technology has become a ubiquitous aspect of modern society. These advancements have significantly enhanced the field of education, allowing students to receive a better learning experience. The Handbook of Research on Educational Design and Cloud Computing in Modern Classroom Settings is a pivotal reference source for the latest research findings on the strategic role of cloud computing in education, teaching, and the learning process. Featuring extensive coverage on relevant areas such as personal learning environment, cloud-based learning, and educational models, this publication is an ideal resource for educators, professionals, school administrators, researchers, and practitioners in the field of education.

Geography Education Promoting Sustainability

Geography Education Promoting Sustainability

Author: Eila Jeronen

Publisher: MDPI

ISBN: 9783039285006

Category: Education

Page: 180

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Through out the current period of educational change, Geography education has also changed. The innovations may be the starting point to affect conceptual change and paradigm shifts. Geography education assimilates and integrates knowledge, skills and scientific methodologies. The ten articles in this book illuminate a wide range of topics of interest to Geography education. In their article, Skarstein and Wolff discuss how the interplay between the environment, society and economy pillars of sustainability thinking play out on scales of time, space and multitude and how geography teachers can support the students’ understanding of sustainability. Yli-Panula et al. analysed used teaching and learning methods to find out good ones for promoting sustainability in geography. The same idea can be found in Duffin's and Perry’s article on Place-Based Ecology Education. In their article, Dür and Keller discuss the topics of quality of life, sustainability and global justice based on the goals of Education for Sustainable Development. Evaluation is an important part of learning. It is reviewed by Schauss and Sprenger regarding climate change education. The following two articles deal with students' views of landscapes worth conserving. In both studies, students expressed concern about the state of the environment. Yli-Panula et al. found that the Mexican students seldom considered their own activities in relation to the environment while Yli-Panula et al. stated that only some of the Finnish and Swedish students act as observers while others actively care for their environment. The remaining three articles deal with teaching methods and models. Benninghaus et al. present a benchmark method, which allows statements about the quality of the maps/diagrams in general. Álvarez-Otero and De Lázaro y Torres, on the other hand, describe their Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge model. Kopnina and Saari discusses student assignments reflecting on the documentary film through critical pedagogy and ecopedagogy.

Rivista J-Reading n. 1-2017

Rivista J-Reading n. 1-2017

Author: Gino De Vecchis

Publisher: Edizioni Nuova Cultura

ISBN: 9788868128579

Category: Social Science

Page: 102

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In questo numero: Clare Brooks, Gong Qian, Victor Salinas-Silva - What next for Geography Education? A perspective from the International Geographical Union – Commission for Geography Education Paola Zamperlin, Margherita Azzari - The Smart City I Would Like. Maps and Storytelling in Teaching Geography Kathrin Viehrig - Pre-service geography teachers’ voices on the choice of spatial examples. Results from the first year of an educational design research study Antonina Plutino, Ilaria Polito - The emotional perception of landscape between research and education Alessia De Nardi - Landscape and sense of belonging to place: the relationship with everyday places in the experience of some migrants living in Montebelluna (Northeastern Italy) Mapping societies (Edited by Edoardo Boria) Federico Ferretti - On uses of utopian maps: The Map of New Geneva in Waterford (1783) between colonialism and republicanism Geographical notes and (practical) considerations Graziella Ferrara - Tourism geography: a socio-cultural analysis Dino Gavinelli - EUGEO workshops (Zara, Croatia, 25-27 September 2016) Teachings from the past (Edited by Dino Gavinelli and Davide Papotti) Lewis Mumford - The Culture of the Cities with comments by Eleonora Mastropietro - Re-reading The Culture of the Cities by L. Mumford

Reflective Practice in Geography Teaching

Reflective Practice in Geography Teaching

Author: Ashley Kent

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761969829

Category: Education

Page: 306

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This book provides a comprehensive overview of contemporary thought and practice in teaching geography. It is designed to support continuing professional development and reflective practice in geography education by: encouraging a critical understanding of the literature and concepts; stimulating teachers to continue with personal and professional development; and providing professionally relevant knowledge, understanding, skills and values. Drawn from a wide range of eminent geographers and experienced practitioners, the authors cover: progress in geography - changing viewpoints; the geography curriculum - development planning and issues; research and geography teaching - why and how research matters. Thi

Innovation and Regional Growth in the European Union

Innovation and Regional Growth in the European Union

Author: Riccardo Crescenzi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642177613

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 218

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This book investigates the EU’s regional growth dynamics and, in particular, the reasons why peripheral and socio-economically disadvantaged areas have persistently failed to catch up with the rest of the Union. It shows that the capability of the knowledge-based growth model to deliver its expected benefits to these areas crucially depends on tackling a specific set of socio-institutional factors which prevents innovation from being effectively translated into economic growth. The book takes an eclectic approach to the territorial genesis of innovation and regional growth by combining different theoretical strands into one model of empirical analysis covering the whole EU-25. An in-depth comparative analysis with the United States is also included, providing significant insights into the distinctive features of the European process of innovation and its territorial determinants. The evidence produced in the book is extensively applied to the analysis of EU development policies.

The Innovation Union in Europe

The Innovation Union in Europe

Author: Elias G. Carayannis

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9780857939913

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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One of the most important economic events in recent decades has been the on-going process of European integration. This book provides a basic yet rigorous understanding of the current issues and problems of economic integration and innovation in Europe, and argues that national or regional economic development depends mainly on technical change, social and human capital, and knowledge creation and diffusion This is clearly evident in the role of the Quadruple Innovation Helix of government, university, industry and civil society. Uniquely, the book examines the many aspects and consequences of the integration process that are obscure or as yet under-researched. The authors explore a wide range of topics, methodologies and perspectives in order to provide a stimulating and wide-ranging analyses. The Innovation Union in Europe will be of interest to students, economic theorists, empirical and social scientists, policy makers, as well as the informed general reader.

Innovation Law and Policy in the European Union

Innovation Law and Policy in the European Union

Author: Massimiliano Granieri

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9788847019171

Category: Law

Page: 199

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The book provides a critical overview of innovation policy in Europe and a synopsis of the current institutional framework of Europe shaped after the Europe2020 strategy and in view of the upcoming Horizon2020 agenda. What emerges is a rather gloomy outlook for the future of Europe's innovation, unless EU institutions and Member States will decide to streamline existing policies and build a "layered" model of innovation, in which governments act as investors in key enabling infrastructure such as ICT and education; as enablers of large technology markets where researchers and entrepreneurs can meet; and as purchasers of innovation when key societal challenges are at stake. The book contains proposals for the future innovation strategy of the EU and a specific analysis of areas such as the unitary patent, the transfer of technology (particularly as far as climate-related technologies and IP markets are concerned), standardization, and the digital agenda.