ERIC Number: EJ565826
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
Constructing Maps Collaboratively.
Leinhardt, Gaea; Stainton, Catherine; Bausmith, Jennifer Merriman
Journal of Geography, v97 n1 p19-30 Jan-Feb 1998
Summarizes a study that maintains that students who work together in small groups had a better understanding of map concepts. Discusses why making maps in groups can enhance students' conceptual geographic understanding and offers suggestions for improving geography instructions using small group configurations. Includes statistical and graphic analysis. (MJP)
Descriptors: Cartography, Cooperative Learning, Experiential Learning, Fundamental Concepts, Geography, Grade 7, Instructional Effectiveness, Learning Strategies, Learning Theories, Locational Skills (Social Studies), Map Skills, Maps, Middle Schools, Small Group Instruction, Student Improvement, Student Projects, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Journal cover indicates volume 98; table of contents indicates volume 97.