(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Practicing physical geography : an actor-network view of physical geography exemplified by the rock art stability index

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ALLEN C.D. (1) ; LUKINBEAL C. (2) ;
(1) Univ. of Colorado, Denver, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Arizona State University, Tempe, ETATS-UNIS


This paper explores the use of a new pedagogy, the rock art stability index (RASI), to engender deeper understanding of weathering science concepts by students. Using concept maps as an assessment tool, 571 college undergraduate students and 13 junior high school integrated science students (ages 12—13) were evaluated for increased learning potential between pre- and post-field experiences. Further, this article demonstrates that when students use RASI to learn the fundamental complex science of weathering they make in-depth connections between weathering form and process not achieved through traditional, positivistic weathering pedagogy. The AA. argue that RASI draws upon inherent actor networks which allow students to link weathering form and process to an animate conceptualization of landscape


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 35, no2 [pp. 227-248]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.

Collation : 6 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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