Journal of Geography (J GEOGR)
Journal of Geography is new to Routlege for 2007, and is the journal of the National Council for Geographic Education. The Journal of Geography provides a forum for educators and scholars to present results from teaching and research that advance our understanding and practice of geographic education from pre-Kindergarten through the post-graduate levels. The Journal publishes articles on instructional approaches, the results of research, lesson plans and teaching activities, and reviews of books, maps, computer software and other digital products.
Journal Impact: 1.54*
Journal impact history
|2016 Journal impact||Available summer 2017|
|2015 Journal impact||1.54|
|2014 Journal impact||1.21|
|2013 Journal impact||0.94|
|2012 Journal impact||0.55|
|2011 Journal impact||0.53|
|2010 Journal impact||0.28|
|2009 Journal impact||0.56|
|2008 Journal impact||0.41|
|2007 Journal impact||0.19|
|2006 Journal impact||0.23|
|2005 Journal impact||0.30|
|2004 Journal impact||0.46|
|2003 Journal impact||0.26|
|2002 Journal impact||0.34|
|2001 Journal impact||0.42|
|2000 Journal impact||0.41|
Journal impact over time
|Website||Journal of Geography website|
|Other titles||Journal of geography|
|Document type||Journal / Magazine / Newspaper|
Publications in this journal
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Guided educational tours are a major activity within informal education. This article examines the potential for tour guides of a largely historical tour of St. Helena Island, Michigan, to include physical geography within the tour. Using field data and interview methods, the researchers identified the physical features of the island that could be included based on evidence provided by the tour guides.
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Charging undergraduate geography students with the task of designing a recreational trail in their local community offers an engaging experiential opportunity with potential to advance geographic learning in a real-world setting. This article presents an assignment in which students were asked to develop a recreational trail proposal for an undeveloped local conservation area and the results of a survey that asked the students to reflect and report upon the educational value of this experience one year later. Results of the survey validated the assignment's lasting value to the students across the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains.
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: This article explores the pedagogical implications of students' embodied and emotional reactions to difficult course material inside and outside of the classroom. Scholarship on teaching typically focuses on dimensions of students' cognitive engagement and development, yet geographical coursework often involves emotionally fraught topics: environmental cataclysm, poverty, inequality, oppression, (ill) health, etc. Instructors who anticipate their students' emotional experiences will be able to better engage with and use these experiences toward learning goals. Some topics may be most effectively taught through emotionally activated learning activities, prompting reflection on the role of visceral learning experiences in higher education.
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: This article provides a description and discussion of an exploratory research study that examined the effects of using geospatial technology (GST) on high school students’ spatial skills and spatial-relations content knowledge. It presents results that support the use of GST to teach spatially dependent content. It also provides indication of an important link between spatial thinking and geographic thinking. The article concludes with a discussion of how these results inform instructional strategies for the teaching of geography.
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Over the past fifteen years, AP Human Geography has grown in numbers and spread to almost every state. This article synopsizes the early history of the subject, summarizes the course and the exam, highlights positive impacts on the discipline of geography, and focuses on the following three issues: teachers who come to the course having majored in other subjects, the large numbers of students taking the exam as ninth graders, and the need to incorporate more geospatial technologies and critical geography into the course outline.
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: A study of human geography begins with the human population. In fact, demographic topics frequently relate to other units in the AP Human Geography course. The three main concepts elaborated upon in this article are (1) the demographic transition model, (2) Malthusian theory and its critics, and (3) pronatalist and antinatalist policies that might be implemented by governments in attempts to increase or decrease national populations. The article also suggests appropriate resources and classroom practices that may be used to teach these topics.
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: “Perspectives on Urban Geography” constitutes a major part of the AP Human Geography course outline. In this article, urban core revitalization and rising suburban poverty are considered as two challenges facing cities in developed countries; and industrialization and the growth of megacities as two challenges facing cities in developing countries. It also discusses the limitations of urban land use models and explores global efforts to make cities more sustainable. Finally, some ideas are offered for classroom activities related to cities.
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: This article examines Advanced Placement Human Geography (AP HG) in the context of its place in efforts to reform geography education. It presents a critical analysis of the AP program and its curriculum, asserting that it represents “powerful knowledge” as conceptualized by Young. It concludes with a call for research in AP HG aligned with recommendations to focus geography education research. Geographers in higher education are encouraged to embrace AP HG as a mechanism to recruit students and majors.
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: AP Human Geography students need to develop an understanding of what it means to examine the world around them from a geographic perspective. Focusing attention on geography's concern with spatial relationships, place characteristics, and geographic context helps student appreciate the nature of the discipline and the insights it offers. These core geographic concerns should be woven into discussions of the various topics covered in AP Human Geography. Drawing on GIS and related geospatial technologies can facilitate that effort—demonstrating the power and potential of geographical modes of thinking and analysis.
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: This article provides an overview of selected current concerns in cultural geography and the way it is taught. It includes coverage of cultural convergence and divergence, race and gender as culturally defined topics, and best teaching practices, including those related to analyzing controversial issues. Two important geographical models are laid out as important to critical thinking about cultural patterns and processes: the diffusion model and the culture region model.
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Economic geographers have traditionally concerned themselves with the primary and secondary sectors of the economy. As the world becomes more service-oriented, however, as much attention must be paid to the service economy and the role of technology. This article focuses on deindustrialization and the rise of the contemporary service—and technology-based economy to provide a needed conceptual framework for curriculum development and student learning. In doing so, the article presents teaching tools and concepts adapted for use in AP Human Geography classrooms.
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Advanced Placement (AP) Human Geography faced a number of hurdles that nearly derailed the course before it launched in 2000–2001. A dedicated cadre of geography professionals and high school teachers rose to the challenge and the course remains one of the fastest growing AP courses currently offered by College Board. Seventeen readers and leaders scored 3,272 exams in 2001. The numbers increased dramatically to 160,013 exams scored by 597 readers in 2015. This article briefly discusses the early challenges, and considers three long-term goals.
Article: Game Changer: AP ® Human Geography
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Two trends have remade the field of political geography over the past quarter-century. First, a revision of taken-for-granted concepts that amounted to spatial determinism. Second, pioneering many new and emerging concepts such as political ecology. Both trends are important contributions to the evolving section of the AP Human Geography course on the “Political Organization of Space.” Following a plea to make political geography more political and geographical, this article presents a classroom example from the field of political ecology.
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Geography at elementary and middle schools in Louisiana, USA., remains a social studies strand along with civics, economics, and history, with no state-required geography course at any level. But because schools may require more geography than the state standard, this research examines the extent to which K–12 students are exposed to geography in Louisiana, using an electronic survey and an interview with state department of education officials. Results suggest that geography remains underemphasized, but the 2011 implementation of new social studies standards, the Advanced Placement Human Geography course, and other initiatives offer promise for more geographically literate Louisiana citizens.
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