PhD presentation by Marine Simon


Date(s) - 14/12/2020
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm


Comparisons based on Argumentation in Geography Classes using the Example of Culture-Environment Interaction

by Marine Simon,
University of Cologne

Firstly, this talk will present our last results in form of a competency model to assess comparison in geography classes. It consists of four dimensions of comparison competency, which relate either to the mastering of comparison processes or to content-related elements of comparisons. Then, the results from a qualitative content analysis and descriptive statistics will be presented to show how the competency model was used to assess which dimensions of comparison competency were featured in 981 tasks from 20 German, English and French textbooks. Finally, the structure and the first developed elements of a website featuring the SFB results will be presented, as they will constitute the basis for further investigations