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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Geospatial thinking and spatial ability : an empirical examination of knowledge and reasoning in geographical science

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ISHIKAWA T. (1) ;
(1) Center for Spatial Information Science, Univ., Tokyo, JAPON

Abstract

This study examines the relationships between geospatial thinking and spatial ability, focusing on knowledge and reasoning about fundamental concepts in geospatial science. Scores on a geospatial thinking test have low correlations with each other, compared to high correlations among scores on spatial ability tests, and the degrees of relationship between geospatial thinking and spatial ability depended on the type of geospatial thinking. Expert geospatial scientists do not outperform students on spatial ability tests, suggesting that expertise in geospatial science might not simply be explained by superiority in spatial ability. The results point to the necessity of targeted instruction for geospatial learning

Source

Article of periodic

published at : The Professional geographer / ISSN 0033-0124

Editor : Blackwell, Cambridge, MA - ETATS-UNIS (1946)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 65, no4 [pp. 636-646]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 1 fig., 5 tabl., 1 carte

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 9188

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1080/00330124.2012.724350

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