Higher Geography Applications

Questions and Skills

Author: John Greenlees

Publisher: Hodder Gibson

ISBN: 9780340711446

Category: Geography

Page: 80

View: 4848

This text is written and structured to help students with the applications of Higher Grade Geography. Six sections structured around the applications each contain eight exam style questions, flexible enough to be used for a variety of different place studies, yet structured enough to give experience in exam questions. In addition there is practical advice and explanations of key terms and skills as well as worked examples for each application which takes students through two sample answers looking closely at the strengths and weaknesses of each.
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Higher Geography

Environmental Interactions

Author: David Russell,Martin Duddin,Oliver Bray,Morven Archer

Publisher: Hodder Murray

ISBN: 9780340915844

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 216

View: 8009

Higher Geography: Environmental Interactions provides full coverage of the most popular options in Paper 2 of the most recent Higher Geography syllabus offered by the Scottish Qualifications Authority. It contains a fully revised - and now full colour - text of its immediate predecessor, Higher Geography Applications, as well as the complete replacement of Scarp and Vale material with a new section on Coasts. The original author team has been joined by Oliver Bray to make this the most up-to-date resource for Higher Geography. Also available (for Paper 1): Higher Geography 2nd Edition: Physical and Human Environments
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Educational Opportunity

The Geography of Access to Higher Education

Author: Dr Alexander D Singleton

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409488675

Category: Social Science

Page: 218

View: 9473

While in recent years the burgeoning Higher Education (HE) sector has been set an agenda of widening participation, few HE institutions have strategies in place for reaching the full range of potential students most likely to benefit from (and successfully complete) their current subject and course offerings. Universities and colleges are often unsystematic in the ways in which they identify schools and colleges for outreach and widening participation initiatives, and sometimes uncoordinated in how they present the full institutional profile of subjects of study in these activities. Using innovative methodology, this book sets out some relevant aspects of the changing HE policy-setting arena and presents a systematic framework for broadening participation and extending access in an era of variable fees. In particular, the book illustrates how HE data and publicly available sources might enable institutions to move from piecemeal analysis of their intake to institution-wide strategic and geographical market area analysis for existing and potential subject and course offerings.
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Pedagogic Research in Geography Higher Education

Author: Martin Haigh,Debby Cotton,Tim Hall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317334361

Category: Science

Page: 272

View: 3078

There are many books about teaching in Geography, but this is the first dealing specifically with Pedagogic Research, its methods and practices. Pedagogy research concerns the processes of learning and the development of learners. It is a learner-centred activity that aims to evaluate and improve the ways that students learn and learn to manage, control and comprehend their own learning processes, first as Geographers in Higher Education but equally as future educated citizens. This book collects together some key research papers from the Journal of Geography in Higher Education. They concern original research and critical perspectives on how Geographers learn, critical evaluations of both new and traditional frameworks and methods used for Pedagogic research in Geography, and some case studies on the promotion of self-authorship, learner autonomy, in key Geography Higher Education contexts such as fieldwork and undergraduate project work. This book is a compilation of articles from various issues of the Journal of Geography in Higher Education.
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Higher Geography Course Notes

Author: Patricia Coffey

Publisher: Leckie & Leckie

ISBN: 9780007549368

Category: Geography

Page: 288

View: 8400

'Higher Geography Course Notes' helps teachers and students map their route through the CfE programme, providing comprehensive and authoritative guidance for the course.
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Higher Geography Success Guide

Author: Laura Greig,Samantha Peck,Akiko Tomitaka

Publisher: Leckie & Leckie

ISBN: 9780007554447


Page: 140

View: 4678

This guide will help students pass the Higher Geography exam.
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Higher Geography for CfE: Physical and Human Environments

Author: Ian Geddes,Calum Campbell

Publisher: Hodder Gibson

ISBN: 1471853365

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

View: 8317

We are working with SQA to gain endorsement for this title. The only core, full colour textbook for Sections 1 and 2 of the CfE Higher Geography exam. This book is a complete guide to all components of the Physical and Human elements of the course, which make up 50% of the final external exam in Higher Geography. - Blends theoretical content and processes with detailed guidance on practical aspects - Offers regular 'What you need to know' sections, consolidation questions, reflection tasks, key words and definitions, plus Assignment links and ideas for the non-examination sections of the course Geographical and Mapping Skills are explained and illustrated throughout the text, which also provides: - exam style questions in every chapter - new, contemporary case studies and exemplars - fresh and inspirational examination of well-known geographical themes A companion volume, Higher Geography for CfE: Global Issues, provides material for Section 3 of the CfE Higher examination.
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Higher Education and Capacity Building in Africa

The geography and power of knowledge under changing conditions

Author: Hanne Kirstine Adriansen,Lene Møller Madsen,Stig Jensen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131756152X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 262

View: 3736

Higher education has recently been recognized as a key driver for societal growth in the Global South and capacity building of African universities is now widely included in donor policies. The question is; how do capacity building projects affect African universities, researchers and students? Universities and their scientific knowledges are often seen to have universal qualities; therefore, capacity building may appear straight forward. Higher Education and Capacity Building in Africa contests such universalistic notions. Inspired by ideas about the ‘geography of scientific knowledge’ it explores what role specific places and relationships have in knowledge production, and analyses how cultural experiences are included and excluded in teaching and research. Thus, the different chapters show how what constitutes legitimate scientific knowledge is negotiated and contested. In doing so, the chapters draw on discussions about the hegemony of Western thought in education and knowledge production. The authors’ own experiences with higher education capacity building and knowledge production are discussed and used to contribute to the reflexive turn and rise of auto-ethnography. This book is a valuable resource for researchers and postgraduate students in education, development studies, African studies and human geography, as well as anthropology and history.
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Higher Geography for CfE: Global Issues

Author: Ian Geddes,Calum Campbell

Publisher: Hodder Gibson

ISBN: 147185230X

Category: Science

Page: 184

View: 3562

The only textbook to concentrate on the three most popular options in Unit 3 of the CfE Higher Geography course, fully endorsed by SQA. This book is a complete guide to the most popular options in the Global Issues Unit of the Higher Geography course, which accounts for 30% of the marks in the external examination. - Blends theoretical content and processes with detailed guidance on practical aspects - Offers geographical perspectives on environmental and social issues and their significance - Encourages students to interact with their environment and develop an interest in, understanding of, and concern for the environment and sustainable development - Provides exam style questions in every chapter and new, contemporary case studies and exemplars for a fresh and inspirational examination of well-known geographical themes The three topics covered are River Basin Management, Development and Health and Global Climate Change. A companion volume, Higher Geography for CfE: Physical and Human Environments, provides material for Units 1 and 2 of the course.
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Intercultural Competence in Higher Education

International Approaches, Assessment and Application

Author: Darla K. Deardorff,Lily A. Arasaratnam-Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315529238

Category: Education

Page: 312

View: 7263

Intercultural Competence in Higher Education features the work of scholars and international education practitioners in understanding the learning outcomes of internationalization, moving beyond rhetoric to concrete practice around the world. Devoted exclusively to exploring the central learning outcomes of internationalization efforts, this edited volume contains a refreshing combination of chapters and case studies from interdisciplinary and cross-cultural contributors, including: cutting-edge issues within intercultural competence development, such as intersectionality, mapping intercultural competence, and assessment; the role of higher education in developing intercultural competence for peacebuilding in the aftermath of violent conflict; facilitating intercultural competence through international student internships; interdisciplinary and cross-cultural contributions from over 19 countries including Japan, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, and Vietnam; the latest research and thinking on global, intercultural, and international learning outcomes, with a unique emphasis on newer voices.? Intercultural competence has become an essential element in international as well as domestic education. This text provides the latest thinking and research within the context of internationalization, presents practical case studies on how to integrate this into the preparation of global-ready students and will be of interest to postgraduate students, international education administrators, and practitioners, as well as scholars and researchers in a variety of disciplines who have an interest in intercultural and global competence.
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The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells

Publisher: N.A


Category: English literature

Page: N.A

View: 1052

Posted in English literature

Neural Nets: Applications in Geography

Applications for Geography

Author: Bruce C. Hewitson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792327462

Category: Science

Page: 194

View: 5218

Neural nets offer a new strategy for spatial analysis, and their application holds enormous potential for the geographic sciences. However, the number of studies that have utilized these techniques is limited. This lack of interest can be attributed, in part, to lack of exposure, to the use of extensive and often confusing jargon, and to the misapprehension that, without an underlying statistical model, the explanatory power of the neural net is very low. This text attacks all three issues, demonstrating a wide variety of neural net applications in geography in a simple manner, with minimal jargon.
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Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Economic Geography

Author: Charlie Karlsson,Martin Andersson,Therese Norman

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 0857932675

Category: Social Science

Page: 672

View: 698

The main purpose of this Handbook is to provide overviews and assessments of the state-of-the-art regarding research methods, approaches and applications central to economic geography. The chapters are written by distinguished researchers from a variet
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Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education

Author: Nathan D. Grawe

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421424134

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 433

"The economics of American higher education are driven by one key factor--the availability of students willing to pay tuition--and many related factors that determine what schools they attend. By digging into the data, economist Nathan Grawe has created probability models for predicting college attendance. What he sees are alarming events on the horizon that every college and university needs to understand. Overall, he spots demographic patterns that are tilting the US population toward the Hispanic southwest. Moreover, since 2007, fertility rates have fallen by 12 percent.Higher education analysts recognize the destabilizing potential of these trends. However, existing work fails to adjust headcounts for college attendance probabilities and makes no systematic attempt to distinguish demand by institution type. This book analyzes demand forecasts by institution type and rank, disaggregating by demographic groups. Its findings often contradict the dominant narrative: while many schools face painful contractions, demand for elite schools is expected to grow by 15+ percent. Geographic and racial profiles will shift only slightly--and attendance by Asians, not Hispanics, will grow most. Grawe also use the model to consider possible changes in institutional recruitment strategies and government policies. These "what if" analyses show that even aggressive innovation is unlikely to overcome trends toward larger gaps across racial, family income, and parent education groups. Aimed at administrators and trustees with responsibility for decisions ranging from admissions to student support to tenure practices to facilities construction, this book offers data to inform decision-making--decisions that will determine institutional success in meeting demographic challenges"--
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The Routledge Handbook of Census Resources, Methods and Applications

Unlocking the UK 2011 Census

Author: John Stillwell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317188012

Category: Science

Page: 474

View: 9842

The collection of reliable and comprehensive data on the magnitude, composition and distribution of a country’s population is essential in order for governments to provide services, administer effectively and guide a country’s development. The primary source of basic demographic statistics is frequently a population census, which provides hugely important data sets for policy makers, practitioners and researchers working in a wide range of different socio-demographic contexts. The Routledge Handbook of Census Resources, Methods and Applications provides a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the collection, processing, quality assessment and delivery of the different data products that constitute the results of the population censuses conducted across the United Kingdom in 2011. It provides those interested in using census data with an introduction to the collection, processing and quality assessment of the 2011 Census, together with guidance on the various types of data resources that are available and how they can be accessed. It demonstrates how new methods and technologies, such as interactive infographics and web-based mapping, are now being used to visualise census data in new and exciting ways. Perhaps most importantly, it presents a collection of applications of census data in different social and health science research contexts that reveal key messages about the characteristics of the UK population and the ways in which society is changing. The operation of the 2011 Census and the use of its results are set in the context of census-taking around the world and its historical development in the UK over the last 200 years. The results of the UK 2011 Census are a unique and reliable source of detailed information that are immensely important for users from a wide range of public and private sector organisations, as well as those working in Population Studies, Human Geography, Migration Studies and the Social Sciences more generally.
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Active Learning and Student Engagement

International Perspectives and Practices in Geography in Higher Education

Author: Mick Healey,Eric Pawson,Michael Solem

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317999517

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 7851

This book examines significant issues in geography teaching and learning from the perspectives of an international network of academic geographers and postgraduate students. Drawing on classroom experiences and research in a wide variety of educational settings, the authors describe conceptually interesting and practical applications for enhancing student learning through inquiry, problem-based learning, field study, online collaboration, and other highly engaging forms of pedagogy. Other articles focus on approaches for improving the experiences of distance learners, strategies for enhancing the employability of geography students, and preparing students to engage ethical issues in the discipline. An international audience of educators will find much of value through the use of comparative examples, literature reviews encompassing research in multiple national contexts, and an underlying awareness of the diversity of practices in higher education internationally. This book is a collection of articles previously published in two special issues of the Journal of Geography in Higher Education.
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Economic Geography of Higher Education

Knowledge, Infrastructure and Learning Regions

Author: Frans Boekema,Roel Rutten

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134498233

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 9337

This exhaustive study from an experienced and respected set of editors and authors looks at the impact that universities have on their surroundings, with particular reference to regional development. With contributions from such leading scholars as Peter Maskell and Gunnar Törnqvist, this book will be of great interest to students and academics involved in regional economics, economic geography and innovation studies.
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The Geography of Transport Systems

Author: Jean-Paul Rodrigue,Claude Comtois,Brian Slack

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317210107

Category: Transportation

Page: 440

View: 5250

This expanded and revised fourth edition of The Geography of Transport Systems provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the field with a broad overview of its concepts, methods and areas of application. Aimed mainly at an undergraduate audience, it provides an overview of the spatial aspects of transportation and focuses on how the mobility of passengers and freight is linked with geography. The book is divided in ten chapters, each covering a specific conceptual dimension, including networks, modes, terminals, freight transportation, urban transportation and environmental impacts, and updated with the latest information available. The fourth edition offers new material on the issues of transport and the economy, city logistics, supply chains, security, energy, the environment, as well as a revised content structure. With over 160 updated photographs, figures and maps, The Geography of Transport Systems presents transportation systems at different scales ranging from global to local and focuses on different contexts such as North America, Europe and East Asia. This volume is an essential resource for undergraduates studying transport geography, as well as those interested in economic and urban geography, transport planning and engineering. A companion web site, which contains additional material, has been developed for the book and can be found here: http://people.hofstra.edu/geotrans/
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