STUDIES OF GEOGRAPHIC LEARNING1
Article first published online: 23 FEB 2005
Annals of the Association of American Geographers
Volume 61, Issue 2, pages 387–393, June 1971
How to Cite
BLAUT, J. M. and STEA, D. (1971), STUDIES OF GEOGRAPHIC LEARNING. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 61: 387–393. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8306.1971.tb00790.x
- Issue published online: 23 FEB 2005
- Article first published online: 23 FEB 2005
- Accepted for publication 2 November 1970.
- Behavioral geography;
- Cognitive processes;
- Educational geography;
- Map reading;
- Photo interpretation
ABSTRACT Cross-cultural and developmental research on the untaught mapping abilities of children aged five through ten suggests that mapping behavior is a normal and important process in human development, and that map learning begins long before the child encounters formal geography and cartography. The results of this research may lead to new strategies in early geographic education and new insights on early geographic learning.