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A failure to understand social sciences - The Guardian Blogs (blog)

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A failure to understand social sciences
The Guardian Blogs (blog)
Hanif Kureishi claimed Thatcher had "no understanding of what a central place the arts have in British life" (Singing songs of rage, 9 April).
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Pro-Environment Light Bulb Labeling Turns Off Conservatives, Study Finds - National Geographic

Pro-Environment Light Bulb Labeling Turns Off Conservatives, Study Finds - National Geographic | Social Science Studies | Scoop.it
National Geographic Pro-Environment Light Bulb Labeling Turns Off Conservatives, Study Finds National Geographic When light bulbs are compared side-by-side, some consumers are turned off by labeling that stresses the environmental benefits of...
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MapMaker - Customize one Page Maps from National Geographic

Customize one-page maps and download, email, print, or share!

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Social Studies Praxis Exam: Geographic Content

"Preparing to Teach Social Studies: Geographic Content for the Praxis Exam."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 19, 2013 1:28 PM

I know that most of my readers are in-service teachers as opposed to pre-service teachers, but I thought it was still worth sharing.  Several schools have noticed that without geography classes, social studies teachers have difficulty becoming certified without some core geographic content.  As a part of job at the Alliance coordinator for the Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance, I'm giving a workshop tonight at Salve Regina University designed to strengthen pre-service teachers geographic content as outlined on the Praxis Exam.  I have  prepared these materials with that audience in mind, but if there is anything you find useful, please use it or share it with those that could use it (local School of Education, Alliance, etc).  Most of the images in the presentation are hyperlinked to articles, videos and infographics that I have posted here in the past.   Here is the link to the other parts of the test.


TagsRhode Island, training, geography education.

Dean Haakenson's comment, April 19, 2013 2:22 PM
Too bad that many school districts do not teach pure geography courses as well.
Louis Culotta's curator insight, April 27, 2013 11:26 AM

This will be abig help when i have to take that exam...Thanks for the info on it.

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Evaluating the “geographical awareness” of individuals: an exploratory analysis of twitter data

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A major theme in the geographical studies of social media content such as tweets from Twitter is to extract the locations of content providers (e.g., Twitter users) in order to track their movements or activity patterns. This framework also has been used to detect the dispersion of ideas over space and time. Another theme is to assess how the interaction of these providers may vary between the physical and virtual spaces. However, few geographical studies have explored if social media content can be used to examine the relationship between the characteristics of content providers and their geographical knowledge at different spatial scales. We expected that in general, one's awareness of the local geography should be higher than that of places farther away. In this paper, we explored if such pattern of geographical awareness in the physical space is reflected in the social media content. We reported our detailed examinations of tweets from a set of individuals who have provided substantial information in their profiles. Using text-mining methods, including natural language processing (NLP) techniques, we identified place names mentioned in the tweets and geocoded them. These locations were analyzed in a geographical-hierarchical manner to build a geographical awareness profile for each individual. While these geographical awareness profiles vary quite dramatically, their variations can be explained by the users’ characteristics, which were interpreted from their tweet content. This study demonstrates how social media content may be used to assess the geographical awareness characteristics of a biased sample population.

 

To read the rest of the article, you need to access a library's database or go to: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15230406.2013.776212

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Historical Scene Investigation - History Teachers - Use a CSI approach to allow students to investigate Historical events

Historical Scene Investigation - History Teachers - Use a CSI approach to allow students to investigate Historical events | Social Science Studies | Scoop.it
Information and reviews about Historical Scene Investigation

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