Possibilities of an international assessment in geography

Lane, Rod & Bourke, Theresa (2016) Possibilities of an international assessment in geography. International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education. (In Press)

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Abstract

A recent editorial in International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education (IRGEE) (Stoltman, Lidstone & Kidman, 2014) highlighted an opportunity for the inclusion of geography as a subject in the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) tests. At present TIMSS tests only encompass mathematics and physical sciences. The IRGEE editors encouraged geography educators to take the initiative and be proactive for a TIMSS international assessment in geography to become a reality. This paper reports on a research project to identify the perceptions of the global geography education community on the advantages and challenges of initiating and implementing such tests. The authors highlight a number of consistencies and tensions revealed by the respondents as well as potential issues of validity, reliability and fairness of a geography assessment instrument. The implications of these findings for ongoing research are discussed.

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ID Code: 91936
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1080/10382046.2016.1165920
ISSN: 1747-7611
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 Taylor & Francis
Deposited On: 18 Jan 2016 01:13
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2016 05:05

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