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ERIC Number: EJ1170440
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1341
Children's Perception of Surroundings in an Unfamiliar Environment
Hergan, Irena
Journal of Geography, v117 n2 p64-74 2018
This article presents the results of research on how ten-year-old children in an unfamiliar environment perceive the surroundings of the route during their wayfinding when they focus on the task of successfully orienting themselves with two different sources of cartographic support: a mobile navigator and a paper map. The results show that the children are relatively imprecise with the verbal description of the route, whereas when it comes to perceiving the environment on the basis of recognizing visual features (in photographs), they score better results when using a paper map rather than a mobile navigator.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 5
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Slovenia
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