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Hanus, Martin; Havelková, Lenka – Journal of Geography, 2019
Maps are an increasingly used source of information and it is therefore essential to develop map skills in students. A fundamental factor affecting the choice of map skills and the way they are developed is the teacher and his/her concept of map work. Based on the results of a survey and semi-structured interviews among Czech teachers, this study…
Descriptors: Map Skills, Skill Development, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Hergan, Irena – Journal of Geography, 2018
This article presents the results of research on how ten-year-old children in an unfamiliar environment perceive the surroundings of the route during their wayfinding when they focus on the task of successfully orienting themselves with two different sources of cartographic support: a mobile navigator and a paper map. The results show that the…
Descriptors: Cartography, Maps, Geographic Location, Navigation
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Carbonell Carrera, Carlos; Avarvarei, Bogdan Vlad; Chelariu, Elena Liliana; Draghia, Lucia; Avarvarei, Simona Catrinel – Journal of Geography, 2017
Landforms often are represented on maps using abstract cartographic techniques that the reader must interpret for successful three-dimensional terrain visualization. New technologies in 3D landscape representation, both digital and tangible, offer the opportunity to visualize terrain in new ways. The results of a university student workshop, in…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Map Skills, Technology Uses in Education, Cartography
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Demirci, Ali; Suslu, Zeliha – Journal of Geography, 2016
This study analyzes the use of maps in Turkish newspapers in order to evaluate their potential to contribute to the enhancement of geographic knowledge in society. This study reviewed the content of three Turkish newspapers published between January 2008 and August 2012. Only 835 maps were used in the newspapers during the study period, or an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Maps, Cartography, Newspapers
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Mitchell, Martin D. – Journal of Geography, 2014
The understanding of maps drawn or significantly influenced by American Indians fosters critical thinking, cultural diversity, and awareness of a much-neglected topic in cartography. Line styles, scale depiction, and the sizing of individual entities are discussed in the context of applying principles from mental maps to American Indian maps and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Mapping, Social Studies, American Indians, Maps
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Niedomysl, Thomas; Ellder, Erik; Larsson, Anders; Thelin, Mikael; Jansund, Bodil – Journal of Geography, 2013
The traditional important role of maps used for educational purposes has gained further potential with recent advances in GIS technology. But beyond specific courses in cartography this potential seems little realized in geography teaching. This article investigates the extent to which any learning benefits may be derived from the use of such…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geographic Information Systems, Cartography, Role
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Cox, Helen M. – Journal of Geography, 2012
Over 3,900 trees on a university campus were inventoried by an instructor-led team of geography undergraduates in order to quantify the carbon sequestration associated with biomass growth. The setting of the project is described, together with its logistics, methodology, outcomes, and benefits. This hands-on project provided a team of students…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Campuses, Forestry
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Hauselt, Peggy; Helzer, Jennifer – Journal of Geography, 2012
One of the primary missions of our university is to train future primary and secondary teachers. Geospatial sciences, including GIS, have long been excluded from teacher education curriculum. This article explains the curriculum revisions undertaken to increase the geospatial technology education of future teachers. A general education class…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Geography Instruction, Geographic Information Systems, Teacher Education Curriculum
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Gillen, Jamie; Skryzhevska, Liza; Henry, Mary C.; Green, Jerry – Journal of Geography, 2010
Maps are often understood as the primary tool in geography; however, recent research indicates that the number of students taking map interpretation courses has declined. As geography students are expected to master the uses of maps, this study investigates the materials available in introductory collegiate textbooks that promote the development…
Descriptors: Maps, Data Interpretation, Geography, Geography Instruction
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Slocum, Terry A.; Dunbar, Matthew D.; Egbert, Stephen L. – Journal of Geography, 2007
This article discusses modern stereoscopic displays for geographic education, focusing on a large-format display--the GeoWall. To evaluate the potential of the GeoWall, geography instructors were asked to express their reactions to images viewed on the GeoWall during a focus group experiment. Instructors overwhelmingly supported using the GeoWall,…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Focus Groups, Computer Simulation, Teaching Methods
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Cunningham, Mary Ann – Journal of Geography, 2005
Maps are fundamental in geographic explanation and education, but as map-making becomes firmly entrenched in the GIS lab, it becomes harder for students to imagine how they can make maps for their papers. Students need to illustrate papers with maps: among other things, maps provide clarity, links to real places, and insights into patterns and…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Cartography, Maps
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Lee, Jongwon; Bednarz, Robert S. – Journal of Geography, 2005
The purpose of this research is to identify and analyze the mapping strategies of individuals by videotaping participants during a cognitive mapping test and by conducting follow-up interviews. Analyzing map-drawing processes using videotapes provided more information than did the analysis of finished paper maps. For example, even though finished…
Descriptors: Maps, Cartography, Cognitive Mapping, Interviews
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Comenetz, Joshua – Journal of Geography, 2005
Mental image and place-preference maps of college students in Florida were created through a two-part lesson. The patterns revealed by these maps were linked to students' life experiences, census data on migration and income, and similar studies conducted in other states. Students prefer states with established migration links to Florida and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Mapping, Cartography, Visualization, College Students
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Kaufman, Martin M. – Journal of Geography, 2004
An exercise to help improve the geographic skills of preservice teachers was developed and tested during a six year period on over 500 students. The exercise required these students to map two arrangements of roads and facilities within a small neighborhood. A set of special-temporal primitives (place, size, shape, distance, direction,…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Preservice Teachers, Geography Instruction, Skill Development
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Mires, Peter B. – Journal of Geography, 2004
There are perhaps 10,000 technicians in the United States who work in the field known as cultural resource management (CRM). The typical field technician possesses a bachelor's degree in anthropology, geography, or a closely allied discipline. The author's experience has been that few CRM field technicians receive adequate undergraduate training…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Paraprofessional Personnel, Bachelors Degrees
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