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ERIC Number: EJ881237
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1038-2046
The Effects of GIS on Students' Academic Achievement and Motivation in Seventh-Grade Social Studies Lessons in Turkey
Aladag, Elif
International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, v19 n1 p11-23 Feb 2010
This study sought to determine the effect of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) on the academic achievement and motivation of seventh-grade students. The study used a quasi-experimental design and a set of social studies lessons. The study was conducted over the 2006-2007 academic year on the students of a primary school at Ankara, Turkey's capital city. The study included two groups--a treatment group with 21 students and a control group with 23 students. For the treatment group, a unit on the population of Turkey was given with GIS-based lesson materials. For the control group, the same subject matter was presented using traditional learning methods and traditional maps. At the end of the study, analysis of the data indicated that the academic achievement and motivation of students who used GIS were statistically higher than the achievement and motivation of the control group. The study concludes by offering suggestions based on the results of the research. (Contains 6 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 7
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey (Ankara)