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Elevers uppfattning om olika kartrepresentationer: Hur kartor kan leda till missuppfattningar hos elever
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Students comprehensions on different map representations : How maps can lead to misconception among students (English)
Abstract [en]

The map has for a long time been a tool in many occasions and has help us evolve our geographic knowledge. Every map is only a limited picture of reality and can be presented in different ways through different projections. Many scientists suggest that the teacher's choice of map can have a big impact on the students view of the world. The purpose with this study is to examine how maps can lead to misconceptions among students and how the assortment maps are built upon affect their perception about the world. This study is based upon quantitative research. The research is gathered through empiricism by letting 92 students in seventh grade do a survey. The result showed that many students isn’t used to work with maps with different representations of the world and Mercators Eurocentric representation showed in their conception of the world. If students are going to develop their understanding of the world through maps, it's important that they're presented with different types of maps and that they actively get to work with different shapes and representations of the world.It was through this result the conclusion about how big the teacher's role is was drawn. Through varied map teaching, students can develop their understanding of the world through multiple perspectives.

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2018. , p. 62
Keywords [sv]
Kartor, projektioner i skolan, missuppfattningar
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Other Humanities
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-66429OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-66429DiVA, id: diva2:1183690
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Geography
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Secondary Education Programme: Secondary Education Programme: Grades 7-9: Geography (270 ECTS credits)
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Available from: 2018-07-11 Created: 2018-02-19 Last updated: 2018-07-11Bibliographically approved

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