Tag Archives: geographic experience

The worlds of girls and boys: geographic experience and informal learning

This study examined the influence of gender and social relationships on the everyday geographic experiences of adolescents in Eugene, Oregon. Forty-six 13-year-old students kept detailed diaries of all their travels for a period of one week. Females traveled to a greater number of places, and in particular to commercial and residential locations. Male students traveled … Continue Reading ››

The influence of environmental exploration on geographic performance among adolescents: A gender and cross-cultural analysis

The nature of gender differences in geographic performance is widely debated. It is suggested that one of the reasons for this disparity in learning is male propensity for exploration of the environment through personal travel. This study is an analysis of gender and cross-cultural personal travel as an … Continue Reading ››