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ERIC Number: EJ839814
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-1038-2046
Suggested Geographic Information Literacy for K-12
Miller, Jason; Keller, C. Peter; Yore, Larry D.
International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, v14 n4 p243-250 Nov 2005
Geographic information literacy (GIL) is defined as the possession of concepts, abilities and habits of mind that allow an individual to understand and use geographic information properly. This paper reports the results of an online survey undertaken to get expert input into specifying the concepts and abilities associated with GIL that should be in the K-12 curriculum to ensure coverage of geographic information skills required to be literate in an information society. The survey differentiates traditional geographic information literacy, general information literacy, and digital geographic information literacy. Replies from respondents (N = 80) were used to classify and rank GIL concepts and abilities. (Contains 6 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada