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ERIC Number: EJ1119121
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1341
Spatial Thinking Assists Geographic Thinking: Evidence from a Study Exploring the Effects of Geospatial Technology
Metoyer, Sandra; Bednarz, Robert
Journal of Geography, v116 n1 p20-33 2017
This article provides a description and discussion of an exploratory research study that examined the effects of using geospatial technology (GST) on high school students' spatial skills and spatial-relations content knowledge. It presents results that support the use of GST to teach spatially dependent content. It also provides indication of an important link between spatial thinking and geographic thinking. The article concludes with a discussion of how these results inform instructional strategies for the teaching of geography.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas
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