Center for Global Geography Education – A Collaborative Learning Resource for Undergraduate Studies in Geography

If you are a geography undergraduate student or an instructor teaching undergraduate courses in geography and related social and environmental sciences, you might find Association of American Geographers’ Center for Global Geography Education (CGGE) useful. There are a collection of six modules online: Global Climate ChangeGlobal EconomyNational Identity, Population and Natural Resources, Migration, and Water Resources.

Each module consists of a conceptual framework, regional case studies, and collaborative projects. The conceptual framework introduces students to the relevant concepts, theories, and analytical approaches in geography; case studies illustrate how geographic concepts, methods, and technologies can be used to investigate and solve problems in different regions; collaborative projects connect classes worldwide for online learning and discussions. Researchers (Baiio & Ray, 2011) found that the CGGE project had gained students “content knowledge” and “the enthusiasm for international cooperation”.

Baiio, W., & Ray, W. C. (2011). The challenges and rewards of an international undergraduate student learning interaction in geography. International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 20(4), 287-296. doi:10.1080/10382046.2011.619806

Image from AAG center for global geography education, retrieved July 9, 2012.

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