HOW DO GEOGRAPHY TEXTBOOKS DEAL WITH MAPSKILLS? A COMPARISON OF TURKEY AND ENGLAND


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ARTVİNLİ E. , DÖNMEZ L.

ROMANIAN REVIEW OF GEOGRAPHICAL EDUCATION, 2020 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri)

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.23741/rrge220202
  • Dergi Adı: ROMANIAN REVIEW OF GEOGRAPHICAL EDUCATION

Özet

The skills used in all areas and stages of education are important also in geographical education. The concept of skill is important for the individual’s life at all stages of Education. Geographical skills contribute to the ability of individuals to think critically and solve problems. They also enable the individual to think at a metacognitive level. In this study, it was aimed to show the degree to which secondary geography textbooks gain the level of use of map skills. Maps are communication tools that show where and how positional information is found. One of the most important materials to be used in geographical education are Maps. The map, which will appeal to the student, should benefit the individuals in their daily life by an inductive method. Individuals with map skills can transfer this directly into their lives. They can both read the immediate environment in which they live and have global mapping skills and position analysis skills. In this study, skills, geographical skills, geography textbooks were analysed to determine their conceptual framework by focusing on map usage skills. This research is a qualitative one, with research data of 9, 10, 11 and 12 grade textbooks printed for the 2017-2018 to 2019-2020 academic years. The process of collecting and analyzing geography textbooks used the document review technique.