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ERIC Number: EJ1283850
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2021
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1341
Geospatial Physicalization in Geography Education
Moorman, Lynn; Djavaherpour, Hessam; Etemad, Katayoon; Samavati, Faramarz F.
Journal of Geography, v120 n1 p23-35 2021
A novel method to create a physicalization of Digital Earth resulted a new type of analogue and tactile geographic information system (GIS). The model was tested by students in Australia, who shared insights into how the model supported their learning about the concept of "overlay" while providing an interesting and engaging learning platform. Observations suggest the model promoted collaborative learning, and provided a bridge between paper maps and digital GIS. This study offers insight into preferences of school children for physicalization models in geography education and contributes to an understanding of children's spatial thinking and understanding of the overlay concept.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 10; High Schools; Grade 11
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia
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