ERIC Number: ED113706
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Reference Count: 0
On Learning Maps.
This report describes a study of how maps are learned. Subjects (undergraduate students at the University of California) studied a simple map under various conditions and then answered questions about the map and drew the map from memory. It was found that local relations are learned before large-scale relations, that different types of map information must be presented simultaneously for effective integration, and that reading a story relevant to the map is more helpful in remembering the map than spending the same amount of time copying the map. (Author/LL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA. Personnel and Training Research Programs Office.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., La Jolla. Center for Human Information Processing.