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ERIC Number: EJ1157783
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2146-0353
Relationship of Pupils' Spatial Perception and Ability with Their Performance in Geography
Likouri, Anna-Aikaterini; Klonari, Aikaterini; Flouris, George
Review of International Geographical Education Online, v7 n2 p154-170 Sum 2017
The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation between pupils' spatial perception and abilities and their performance in geography. The sample was 600 6th-grade pupils from various areas of Greece selected by the cluster sampling method. The study results showed that: a) the vast majority of pupils showed low spatial ability; b) there was a deficit of geographical knowledge (according to the curriculum), with satisfactory performance only in plan views and orientation; c) the pupils who showed higher performance in geography course assessment test and in geographical abilities test have better spatial perception; d) the school type (pilot school using new technologies, and traditional school) did not seem to cause any difference to the pupils spatial perception; e) Pupils' gender was not found to cause significant difference to spatial perception, or to their performance; f) parents' education was found to correlate with the pupils' performance in geography.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Greece
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