Learning Map Skills in Geography and its Improvement Using Technology
Keywords:Geography skills, Map reading, Geography students, Geography curriculum, Technology
Geography Students should be familiar with various map skills and apply them in their daily life. The methods for teaching map skills are varied. It can be done through direct instruction, inquiry-based, structured, problem-solving, model/example-based, student-led learning, and still, it is growing. Many studies discussed students' map skills usage in learning geography, the correlation between map abilities and achievement, the impact of map skill programme achievement, and the student's attitude about geography. The growing trend in map reading abilities indicates that to become a specialist user, one must acquire the knowledge and skills to analyse map components efficiently. The geographical map enables us to determine the precise location of any point on this planet. Thus, children, beginning in childhood, should be educated about geographical maps, which will help them build their map skills. Additionally, teachers use real-world maps to tackle various issues about geography education and learning. This study describes map skills learned in geography as well as technological advancements for geography students.
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