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Educar em Revista 2011, 40

Author: Rita A. Hagevik

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Educar em Revista ISSN: 0104-4060 educar@ufpr.br Universidade Federal do Paraná Brasil Hagevik, Rita A. Mapping our school site Educar em Revista, núm.
40, abril-junio, 2011, pp.
19-33 Universidade Federal do Paraná Paraná, Brasil Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=155019935003 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Mapping Our School Site Mapeando Nossa Escola Rita A.
Hagevik1 Abstract Mapping Our School Site (MOSS) is a program in which students practice spatial cognition skills by field mapping and analysis using Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
Middle school students’ spatial ability was evaluated using a Spatial Experience Survey (SES) and the revised Purdue Spatial Visualization Test: Rotations (PSVT:R).
Other sources of data included interviews, group presentations, individual written conclusions, and mapping analyses.
Students’ problem solving identification and ability dramatically improved as they collected, evaluated, reported, and synthesized environmental data.
The MOSS program combined an out of door experience with an indoor experience on the computer.
This was found to be an effective approach to this type of field study. Key words: field study; Geographic Information System (GIS); spatial skills. Resumo Mapeando Nossa Escola (MOSS) é um programa no qual estudantes praticam habilidades de cognição espacial com mapeamento de campo e análises usando o Sistema de Informação Geográfica (GIS-SIG).
Habilidades espaciais de estudantes da segunda fase do Ensino Fundamental foram avaliadas usando o Levantamento de Experiências Espaciais (SES) e o teste de Visualização Espacial de Purdue (PSVT:R).
Outras fontes de dados incluíram entrevistas, apresentação de grupos, con...





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