ERIC Number: EJ1246924
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Abstractor: As Provided
Using Web-Based GIS to Assess Students' Geospatial Knowledge of Hurricanes and Spatial Habits of Mind
Perugini, Sam; Bodzin, Alec M.
Journal of Geography, v119 n2 p63-73 2020
Geospatial weather data is readily available to learners. However, the interpretation and understanding of this data requires the utilization of geospatial thinking skills. This study examined the impacts of a Web-based, collaborative inquiry Hurricane Irma GIS learning module on AP environmental science students' hurricane knowledge and spatial thinking skills. Study results showed significant improvement in knowledge about hurricanes, coastal impacts, and risks. A measure of spatial literacy found no changes in student self-assessment of spatial thinking skills resulting from the module. However, students did show significant improvement on hurricane knowledge questions associated with pattern recognition, spatial descriptions, and visualization.
Descriptors: Weather, Thinking Skills, Geographic Information Systems, Geographic Location, Geography, Spatial Ability, Student Attitudes, Knowledge Level, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Grade 11, Grade 12, High School Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 11; High Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 12
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