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Student gains from Place-based Education | Fact sheet #2 November 2007

Student gains from Place-based Education | Fact sheet #2 November 2007 | Geography | Scoop.it

Children, Youth and Environments Center for Research and Design

 

Prepared by Louise Chawla and Myriam Escalante, and with contributions from Michael Duffin.

 

Place-based or environment-based education uses the environment as an integrating context (EIC) across disciplines. It is characterized by exploration of the local community and natural surroundings, hands-on experiences of environmental discovery and problem-solving, interdisciplinary curricula, team teaching, and learning that accommodates students’ individual skills and abilities. Research shows that this approach delivers many benefits to students.

 

Download the factsheet: http://www.foresthistory.org/education/Curriculum/StudentGains-Chawla.pdf


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Picture quiz – do you know your world cities?

Picture quiz – do you know your world cities? | Geography | Scoop.it
Some city skylines are so iconic they are instantly recognisable.

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harish magan's comment, September 10, 2013 7:09 AM
It is very interesting to explore new cities and their sky views
Victoria McNamara's curator insight, December 12, 2013 12:41 PM

After taking this quiz I realized I could not really identify most of these cities. I could tell some of them were European from the look of the buildings. I also thought a few more were cities in the United States but there was only Dallas. In my opinion these cities are even more spectacular than some of our major cities. 

Lorettayoung's curator insight, May 8, 2014 8:36 PM

is this ularu ?

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The Authoritative Map


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Mr Ortloff's curator insight, October 8, 2013 12:26 PM

In the Winnie the Pooh Movie Pooh's Grand Adventure, the character Rabbit has absolute confidence in the printed word and especially the map.

 

Questions to ponder:  How much do we trust any given map?  How much should we trust a map (or the printed word)?  What makes a document reliable or unreliable? 

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, November 28, 2013 1:04 AM

The user is putting total trust in the map to get from A to B. How can we trust the map? What are the features of good infromation? A useful discussion-starter.

Steven Flis's curator insight, December 16, 2013 3:38 AM

I think this video is a perfect example of todays modern soceity. Many people in this would today are exactly like rabbit, they believe everything they see without questioning its integrity. this has cause alot of problems in todays internet fueled world with anyone being able to post whatever they want and call it fact. This is where we need more people like Pooh who question everything. Pooh sees where he wants to go with his own eyes and can tell that rabbit is leading him the wrong way. This is relateable to so much in geography but to keep it simple ill compare it to Pythagoras proclaimed the earth was spherical. He question something everyone in the world took as a fact and nobody believed him because it was already stated that the world was flat. Just like pooh questioning the "offical map"

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The Australian Curriculum v5.0 Geography: Rationale

The Australian Curriculum v5.0 Geography: Rationale | Geography | Scoop.it

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Malmci@Spatialzone's curator insight, May 27, 2013 9:54 PM

Australian Curriculum for geography for all of Australia is a reality at last.

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A Working Definition of Spatial Thinking | GIS Education Community

A Working Definition of Spatial Thinking | GIS Education Community | Geography | Scoop.it
The phrase “spatial thinking” has been receiving increasing attention over the past decade, encouraged in part from the National Research Council's report Learning to Think Spatially: GIS as a Support System in the K-12 ...

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GeoBee Challenge

GeoBee Challenge | Geography | Scoop.it

This is a daily quiz from National Geography where users answer 10 questions about geography and more. There are two levels of difficulty and each question is multiple choice. It's a fun way to improve your children's knowledge of the world.

http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/PSHE%2C+RE%2C+Citizenship%2C+Geography+%26+Environmental


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Google World Wonders Project

Google World Wonders Project | Geography | Scoop.it

This is a Google project which maps out famous sights from around the world. It's Street View for monuments!

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Nicholas Pringle's curator insight, June 6, 2013 3:51 AM

This is amazing. A neat tool to learn more about the world we live in. A little dissappointed that the South African World Heritage sites aren't on there. In fact there are no African sites in the map.

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Mission:Explore

Mission:Explore | Geography | Scoop.it

A UK site which encourages exploration and outdoor activities by setting missions ranging from finding or photographing things from nature to going pond dipping to write reports about a location. Earn points for each mission completed.

http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/PSHE%2C+RE%2C+Citizenship%2C+Geography+%26+Environmental


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How to escape education's death valley

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 15, 2013 11:02 AM
  1. Individuality
  2. Curiosity
  3. Creativity
Erika Skiba's curator insight, May 16, 2013 10:02 AM

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Top Ideas for Geography Teachers

Top Ideas for Geography Teachers | Geography | Scoop.it
The GA supports primary and secondary geography teachers through teaching resources, geography journals, CPD events, Barnaby Bear, Worldwise and more.

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Catherine Smyth's comment, May 29, 2013 2:37 AM
A well-resourced professional association for geography based in the UK. The section for primary teachers offers practical and innovative ideas for developing geographical understanding in the primary classroom.
Kelsey Haddrill's curator insight, May 29, 2013 8:21 AM

Would be particularly helpful in creating activities for year 7 geography classes

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What If The World Were 100 People? - Edudemic

What If The World Were 100 People? - Edudemic | Geography | Scoop.it
The world is filled with people. But what if it wasn't? What if the world were comprised of just 100 people? Where would they live? What would they do?

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URBAN ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AND SENSE OF PLACE

URBAN ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AND SENSE OF PLACE | Geography | Scoop.it

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Rebekah Tauritz's curator insight, August 28, 2013 4:38 PM

by Alex Kudryavtsev, PhD

 

Cornell University 2013

 

Urban environmental educators are trying to connect students to the urban environment and nature, and thus develop a certain sense of place. To do so, educators involve students in environmental stewardship, monitoring, activism, and outdoor recreation in cities. At the same time, sense of place has been linked to pro-environmental behaviors and other desired educational outcomes. However, the related literature from environmental psychology has rarely been applied to environmental education research, particularly in cities. In this dissertation, Kudravtsev applies the sense of place framework to environmental education, and explore the development of sense of place among high school students in seven after-school and summer urban environmental education programs in the Bronx, New York City.

 

First, Kudravtsev reviewed the academic literature on urban environmental education in the United States to better understand educational programs in the Bronx. He found that urban environmental education programs may pursue several goals, and one of them is teaching about cities as social-ecological systems in which both social and natural components are essential.

 

Second, Kudravtsev reviewed the literature on sense of place, including its role in environmental education. He conceptualized the idea of ecological place meaning, i.e., viewing environmental and nature-related phenomena as symbols or valued elements of places.

 

Third, in 2010, Kudravtsev explored the impact of urban environmental education on sense of place among students. He conducted pre/post surveys with 87 urban high school students (mean age = 16), including 64 students in 6–week urban environmental programs (experimental group), and 23 students in non-environmental, summer youth employment programs (control group). Results showed that urban environmental education programs significantly strengthened ecological place meaning but did not influence place attachment among experimental students; no changes were found in the control group.

 

Fourth, Kudravtsev collected and interpreted nine educators’ and five students’ narrative profiles to explore the reasons for and approaches to developing ecological place meaning in the city. The narrative analysis showed that educators are trying to cultivate ecological place meaning among students to help them understand and appreciate urban nature and places, and imagine how the urban environment could be improved. Narratives also demonstrated that ecological place meaning is nurtured among students through direct experiences of urban places, social interactions with educators and environmentalists, and the development of students’ ecological identity.

 

This dissertation raises questions about how nature-related phenomena in cities — including wetlands and terrestrial ecosystems, green infrastructure, and nature-related outdoor activities such as environmental stewardship and outdoor recreation — are valued by urban residents. Urban environmental education strengthens students’ appreciation of the urban environment and nature, and experiences in these programs themselves become part of students’ ecological place meaning.


Download the full text: http://alexk.name/docs/2013-dissertation.pdf

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These Interactive Maps Compare 19th Century American Cities to Today

These Interactive Maps Compare 19th Century American Cities to Today | Geography | Scoop.it

" The Smithsonian Magazine recently dipped into David Rumsey's collection of over 150,000 maps to find some of the best representations of American cities over the past couple hundred years. With some simple programming, they were able to overlay images of vintage maps of some major cities onto satellite images from today. The results are fascinating."


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Sid McIntyre-DeLaMelena's curator insight, May 29, 2014 11:56 AM

The Smithsonian Magazine overlayed maps of American cities for the past centuries with modern satellite images to show differences in the development and planning and the growth of the cities.

The growth and change of the cities changed over the years on how it was achieved and how far it could be expanded due to new technology and movement of people to urban areas. The technology helped achieved a certain hold over the environment to build more urban spaces. 

Rich Schultz's curator insight, January 9, 2015 2:15 PM

Fantastic collection!

Vincent Lahondère's curator insight, January 6, 5:02 PM

Entre art et géographie...

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Map


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Luis Aguilar Cruz's curator insight, July 2, 2013 2:50 AM

Bienvenue à l'expérience map

ethne staniland's curator insight, July 3, 2013 4:57 PM

very good

Justin McCullough's curator insight, December 12, 2013 1:29 PM

While technology does has its pros it also comes with its cons. GPS batteries can die; the map on the screen may be unreadable due to size, the GPS itself could break if not handled properly. When it comes to maps, it is durable and legible in any position. However, I can not read a map while driving my car to a certain place. It is rather difficult to find a place when i'm in unfamiliar territory. In this case the GPS is able to direct me to where i need to be. If handled properly, the GPS is, at least in my opinion, better than the map. However, it is nice to keep and extra map in the glove compartment, just in case. 

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Mapping out the world

Mapping out the world | Geography | Scoop.it
The geography curriculum looks to engage students with powerful forces in our world.

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Malmci@Spatialzone's curator insight, May 27, 2013 9:50 PM

A great article on the value of education by AGTA's patron Tim Costello. The article coincides with the release of the Australian Curriculum: Geography last week. Yippee!!

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Spatialworlds: Making space for GeogSpace

Spatialworlds: Making space for GeogSpace | Geography | Scoop.it

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Malmci@Spatialzone's curator insight, June 2, 2013 5:44 AM

GeogSpace is now online. GeogSpace is an excellent resource from Australian Geography Teachers (AGTA) designed to support high quality geography teaching in our schools.

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Geocube

Geocube | Geography | Scoop.it

This site is a great place to find information about a range of geoscience and geography topics, ranging from volcanoes and droughts to natural resources and environmental protection. You can even download minimalist versions of the topics as PDFs.

http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/PSHE%2C+RE%2C+Citizenship%2C+Geography+%26+Environmental


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Geography 4 Kids

Geography 4 Kids | Geography | Scoop.it

This image-rich site contains a wealth of fascinating geography and Earth science information.

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Early Childhood Reflections (May #globalclassroom Archives)

Early Childhood Reflections (May #globalclassroom Archives) | Geography | Scoop.it

The May #globalclassroom chats were some of the liveliest and productive we’ve had in some time. With contributions from leading early childhood educators around the world, it is hard to sum up the true impact of these chats …I highly recommend exploring the archives for great links, resources, and ideas for integrarating global perspectives into the early years.


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Ana Luisa Lozano's curator insight, May 15, 2013 9:16 AM

Kids best learn when interacting with each other... Love discovering, sharing  and making friends while learning!

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3 Ways to Make Compelling Maps

3 Ways to Make Compelling Maps | Geography | Scoop.it

"What makes a good map?  How can we tell what makes a good map?


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SchoolandUniversity's curator insight, June 1, 2013 1:45 AM

http://bit.ly/11hvYJo

 

Leoncio Lopez-Ocon's curator insight, June 1, 2013 7:08 AM

Maneras de hacer a los mapas más expresivos y convincentes

Jye Watson's curator insight, June 23, 2013 10:24 PM

Mapping tips

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An Atlas of The Universe - that's one big universe!

Contains maps of the universe zooming out from the nearest stars to the entire visible universe.

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Tips for the Google Maps Guessing Game

Tips for the Google Maps Guessing Game | Geography | Scoop.it

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Nicholas Pringle's curator insight, June 3, 2013 7:44 AM

This has great potential for a education geography tool. Very creative!

fabio sousa's comment, June 3, 2013 9:00 AM
hshahda´~
Todd Parsons's curator insight, October 28, 2013 5:41 PM

Say goodbye to getting anything done...