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The differential susceptibility of topographic map interpretation to influence from training
M. Eley
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
C. King
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 ...

How maps work: Representation, visualization, and design
A. M. MacEachren
The book discusses how maps are used and how they can be improved. Understanding how and why maps work and do not work as representations of the world, and what it means for a map to work, are ...

Spatial memory of real environments, virtual environments, and maps
D. R. Montello, D. Waller, M. Hegarty, A. E. Richardson

Testing the first law of cognitive geography on point-display spatializations
D. R. Montello, S. I. Fabrikant, M. Ruocco, R. S. Middleton
This exploratory essay delves into the history and problems of cognitive map design. Cognitive-map design research has the goal of understanding cognition in order to improve the design and use of ...

Cognitive map-design research in the twentieth century: Theoretical and empirical approaches
D. R. Montello
This exploratory essay delves into the history and problems of cognitive map design. Cognitive-map design research has the goal of understanding cognition in order to improve the design and use of ...

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 ...

Research Methodologies in Science Education: Visualization and the Geosciences
Julie Libarkin, Christine Brick
This article in the Journal of Geoscience Education provides information about what methods are most useful in teaching students visualization skills, as well as what types of future research can ...

The Cambridge Handbook of Visuospatial Thinking
P. Shah, A. Miyake
This book presents a broad overview of research on visuospatial thinking that can be used by researchers and students in both basic research and applied/naturalistic contexts.

Envisioning Information
E. R. Tufte
This book focuses on informational design, but is also useful in designing other print media. Tufte uses historical examples of successful and failed visual communication of data and outlines several ...

Conceptual Change Through Building Three-dimensional Models
M. Barnett, T. Keating, S. Barab, K. Hay

Virtual Solar System Project: Building Understanding Through Model Building
S. A. Barab, K. E. Hay, M. Barnett, T. Keating
This article describes an astronomy course for undergraduates where students use 3-D modeling tools to model the solar system and, in the process, develop rich understanding of astronomical ...

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 ...



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