Map perspective and the learning of text.

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
William A. Kealy, Visiting Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: In two studies, undergraduates learned a map of the city of Rome in either a flat survey map or a one-point perspective format. The perspective map lead to greater feature recall in the first study and to better memory for a related text when features were correctly located in the second study. Both studies suggest that map scanning patterns may differ depending on the learner’s point of view.

Additional Information

Publication
Contemporary Educational Psychology, 20(4) 457-463
Language: English
Date: 1995
Keywords
Map perspective, Map scanning patterns, Learner’s point of view