Eerika Virranmäki, Kirsi Valta-Hulkkonen & Anne Pellikka (2021) Geography Curricula Objectives and Students’ Performance: Enhancing the Student’s Higher-Order Thinking Skills?, Journal of Geography, DOI: 10.1080/00221341.2021.1877330
Geography curricula objectives and students’ performance : enhancing the student’s higher-order thinking skills?
|Author:||Virranmäki, Eerika1; Valta-Hulkkonen, Kirsi2; Pellikka, Anne3|
1Geography Research Unit, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
2Teacher Training School, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
3Faculty of Education, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
|Online Access:||PDF Full Text (PDF, 1.7 MB)|
|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe202103086746
|Publish Date:|| 2021-03-08
This paper centers on to evaluate whether and to what extent the learning objectives of the geography curricula emphasize students’ higher-order thinking skills (HOTS), and whether students are capable of answering to HOTS-questions by using the Finnish upper secondary geography education as an example. The revised Bloom’s taxonomy was used as a framework for the content analysis. The findings show that geography has the potential to enhance students’ HOTS, but students experience difficulties when answering to HOTS-questions. The results could be used to evaluate the desired thinking skills and knowledge dimensions in geography education for to enhance students meaningful learning.
Journal of geography
|Type of Publication:||
A1 Journal article – refereed
|Field of Science:||
This work was supported by LUMA (STEM) Centre of the University of Oulu.
© 2021 The Author(s). Published with license by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.