Pedagogical Tools and Strategies for Teaching Geography in Higher Education

Type: Virtual Paper
Theme:
Sponsor Groups: Careers and Professional Development
Poster #:
Day: 4/8/2021
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:15 AM (PDT)
Room: Virtual 24
Organizers: John Bandzuh
Chairs: John Bandzuh

Call for Submissions

Geographers have long turned to alternative forms of teaching within the discipline. From field methods to active learning strategies, the discipline has advanced the pedagogical frameworks associated with respective courses (Kenna 2017).

Today, students have come to expect – or demand – a revised and adapted teaching approach from past practices relying only on traditional measures. Due to a technology-centric student population and a shift to remote/virtual learning, innovative techniques, such as film are a familiar medium to use to engage and help educate students. Having the ability to (virtually) travel to different places and time periods - collectively witness moments, events, and other concepts as a classroom unit - makes other teaching methods, such as textbooks, incomplete as a standalone approach in comparison to film and other innovative measures.

Have you used your classroom as a place of research? Have you recently employed new or alternative assignments in order to offer greater flexibility to the student and adjust your pedagogical approach? If yes, then this session welcomes your input to create a forum to discuss and advance these ideas and measures.

Papers are welcomed that contribute to this broad area of interest.


Description

Geographers have long turned to alternative forms of teaching within the discipline. From field methods to active learning strategies, the discipline has advanced the pedagogical frameworks associated with respective courses (Kenna 2017).

Today, students have come to expect – or demand – a revised and adapted teaching approach from past practices relying only on traditional measures. Due to a technology-centric student population and a shift to remote/virtual learning, innovative techniques, such as film are a familiar medium to use to engage and help educate students. Having the ability to (virtually) travel to different places and time periods - collectively witness moments, events, and other concepts as a classroom unit - makes other teaching methods, such as textbooks, incomplete as a standalone approach in comparison to film and other innovative measures.

Have you used your classroom as a place of research? Have you recently employed new or alternative assignments in order to offer greater flexibility to the student and adjust your pedagogical approach? If yes, then this session welcomes your input to create a forum to discuss and advance these ideas and measures.

Papers are welcomed that contribute to this broad area of interest.


Agenda

Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Todd Lindley*, Georgia Gwinnett College, Tom Lilly, Georgia Gwinnett College, Does Human Geography Increase Critical Thinking? 15 8:00 AM
Presenter Bartosz Wojtyra*, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Anna Kolodziejczak*, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Accessibility of education for people with disabilities at universities. The case of Poland 15 8:15 AM
Presenter Carol Campbell*, New Mexico State University, Experiential Learning: Apps to inspire research in on-line courses. 15 8:30 AM
Presenter Brad Hanson*, New Mexico State University, Achieving Significant Learning through Place: Obstacles and Opportunities 15 8:45 AM
Presenter John Bandzuh*, Florida State University, Christopher Uejio, Florida State University, International Film as a Pedagogical Tool for Teaching Geography in Higher Education 15 9:00 AM

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