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Selective encoding in the interpretation of topographic maps part of SERC Print Resource Collection
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 ...
Subject: Psychology, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology
The differential susceptibility of topographic map interpretation to influence from training part of SERC Print Resource Collection
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 ...
Subject: Psychology, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology, Education
Seeing the big picture: map use and the development of spatial cognition part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This paper considers the relation between the development of spatial cognition and children's use of maps and models. A new theoretical perspective is presented that takes into account the influences ...
Subject: Psychology, Education
Learning to learn; why not be explicit in the classroom? part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Abstract: Recent educational trends emphasize learning that is active, student-centered, and collaborative. The perceived pressure to 'cover content' in courses often favors traditional lecture ...
Subject: Education, Psychology