Print and Online References
This is a collection of print and online references about spatial thinking and learning.
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This PDF from researchers at Arizona State University illustrates useful graphs, charts and maps with which to teach undergraduates petrology and other processes beneath the earth's surface.
Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of GIS-based Learning Materials in an Introductory Geoscience Course
Michelle Hall-Wallace, Carla M. McAuliffe
Classroom observations were used to implement course redesign so that students could complete activities with minimal instruction in GIS. Quantitative measures of student knowledge were determined ...
Relationship between Earth Science Education and Spatial Visualization
N. Orion, D. Ben-Chaim, Y. Kali
The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
E. R. Tufte
This book is a classic outline of how complex information can be presented through graphics, charts, and diagrams. Not only does the book show how to display numeric data graphically, it shows how to ...
E. R. Tufte
Making Visualization Accessible to Students
Daniel C. Edelson, Matthew Brown, Douglas N. Gordin, Duane A. Griffin
The NSF-funded educational research project known as WorldWatcher is outlined. In this work, the authors have focused effort on recognizing the supports needed by learners to aid them in ...
Cognitive and usability issues in geovisualization
T. A. Slocum, C. Blok, B. Jiang, A. Koussoulakou, D. R. Montello, S. Fuhrmann, N. R. Hedley
This article highlights the progression of visualizing geospatial data and the need for these to fit within a cognitive framework. Developments in hardware and software have led to (and will continue ...
Selective encoding in the interpretation of topographic maps
This paper describes two experiments in which experienced adult map readers compared three-dimensional land surface drawings against previously and separately studied contour maps. Results indicate ...
The differential susceptibility of topographic map interpretation to influence from training
This study appraises the extent to which subjects' implementation of map to landsurface matching is task-determined or influenced by training. Study subjects comprised three groups of 19 early ...
Skill in map reading and memory for maps
K. Gilhooly, M. Wood, P. Kinnear, and C. Green
This paper investigates the applicability of the maxim on expert memory to the case of topographic contour map reading. This study aims to clarify the role of map reading skill in map memory through ...
Students, fieldwork, space and time
This paper suggests how to get students to build up an overall perspective of the different rock sequences they see during a field excursion. It outlines a five-prong approach aimed at understanding ...
Position Location on Topographical Maps: Effects of Task Factors, Training and Strategy
N. Schofield, and J. Kirby
This study examines task factors, cognitive processes, and individual differences as determinants of performance differences when locating a position on a topographical map from a given position on ...
Campus landscaping by constructing mock geologic outcrops
David J. Matty
Student learning in the geosciences is enhanced by exposure to geology "in the field," where students put knowledge into practice to solve problems and make interpretations. Nonetheless, ...
Mobile GIS in geologic mapping exercises
Klauis Neumann, Michael Kutis
We have been developing and teaching the components of mobile GIS in Field Methods courses and will be incorporating them into Structural Geology exercises. Since the bedrock in east central Indiana ...
A Multi-Week Basin-Analysis Lab for Sedimentary Geology
G.S. Soreghan, M.J. Soreghan
Integrating Handheld Technology with Field Investigations in Introductory-level Geoscience Courses
Laura A. Guertin
Many geoscience students do not receive the opportunity to use handheld computers and similar tools during field experiences until they enroll in upper-division courses or attend field camp. Although ...