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dc.contributorHuerta Guijarro, Joaquín
dc.contributorSchade, Sven
dc.contributorGranell Canut, Carlos
dc.contributor.authorAnacta, Vanessa Joy A.
dc.contributor.authorBartoschek, Thomas
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-28T12:21:36Z
dc.date.available2014-08-28T12:21:36Z
dc.date.issued2014-06
dc.identifier.isbn9789081696043
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10234/99527
dc.descriptionPonencias, comunicaciones y pósters presentados en el 17th AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science "Connecting a Digital Europe through Location and Place", celebrado en la Universitat Jaume I del 3 al 6 de junio de 2014.ca_CA
dc.description.abstractThis paper describes the analysis of sketch maps from girls who participated in the Girls’ Day annual event in Germany. The event caters to girls from Grades 7 – 10 as an opportunity to experience various jobs that might interest them in the future, typically within the STEM-disciplines. One of the performed activities was asking the girls who participated to draw a sketch map of an area they are familiar with. We are interested in finding out how girls externalize the environment they were told to draw. The activity also helps us understand how they organize their environmental knowledge through sketch maps. This descriptive work deviates from gender comparison of map-making by focusing only on girls. This paper allows us to understand differences of girls’ cognitive abilities based on what they have drawn on the map. The results showed that girls draw map ranging from egocentric pictorial representation with few details to survey structured map. More than 40% of the girls have included landmarks and streets outside the region of interest showing a more global view of the area. Landmarks frequently drawn showed visual, structural and cognitive characteristics. This study contributes to research related to better understanding of the cognitive abilities of young adults, particularly girls.ca_CA
dc.format.extent4 p.ca_CA
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfca_CA
dc.language.isoengca_CA
dc.publisherAGILE Digital Editionsca_CA
dc.relation.isPartOfHuerta, Schade, Granell (Eds): Connecting a Digital Europe through Location and Place. Proceedings of the AGILE'2014 International Conference on Geographic Information Science, Castellón, June, 3-6, 2014. ISBN: 978-90-816960-4-3ca_CA
dc.subjectAssociation of Geographic Information Laboratories for Europe ( AGILE) Conferenceca_CA
dc.subjectGeographic Information Scienceca_CA
dc.subjectInformación geográficaca_CA
dc.subjectspatial knowledgeca_CA
dc.subjectsketch mapsca_CA
dc.subjectgirlsca_CA
dc.subjectlandmarksca_CA
dc.subjectGirls’ Dayca_CA
dc.titleIt’s GIrls’ Day! What sketch maps show about girls’ spatial knowledgeca_CA
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/bookPartca_CA
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessca_CA


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