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ERIC Number: EJ918967
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1341
Location Knowledge: Assessment, Spatial Thinking, and New National Geography Standards
Dunn, James M.
Journal of Geography, v110 n2 p81-89 2011
Location knowledge is typically assessed using outline maps. A new set of questions reflect spatial thinking research and helps to assess student location knowledge. A small group (145) of first-year college students helped to refine the items. Question styles include: open-response, multiple-choice, listing, labeling, and sketching. Topics include: grid knowledge, world regional references, neighboring countries, neighboring features, and shapes of borders. This instrument combines spatial thinking research and expectations in geography standards. (Contains 3 tables and 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A