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ERIC Number: EJ1105457
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0309-8265
Facilitating Spatial Thinking in World Geography Using Web-Based GIS
Jo, Injeong; Hong, Jung Eun; Verma, Kanika
Journal of Geography in Higher Education, v40 n3 p442-459 2016
Advocates for geographic information system (GIS) education contend that learning about GIS promotes students' spatial thinking. Empirical studies are still needed to elucidate the potential of GIS as an instructional tool to support spatial thinking in other geography courses. Using a non-equivalent control group research design, this study examines the effect of using Web-based GIS in a world geography course on the development of students' spatial thinking abilities. The findings indicate that Web-based GIS activities implemented in this study significantly enhanced students' spatial thinking skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia; Texas
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