THE ACQUISITION OF SPATIAL COMPETENCE – FAST AND EASY MULTIDISCIPLINARY LEARNING WITH AN ONLINE GIS
- geography education,
- spatial competence
How to Cite
Copyright (c) 2023 European Journal of Geography
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
The acquisition of spatial competence can be considered one of the major tasks of the subject
Geography at our secondary schools. In this context teachers are sincerely asked to not only
complain about the ubiquity of modern digital media (e.g. when students receive messages in
their classrooms during teaching…) but to make use of it! The wide scientific field of maps
and mapping competence offers fantastic opportunities to easily create and manipulate digital
maps and, by doing that, helps the students reach a deeper understanding of how to illustrate
space and content in an attractive way and how to navigate uncharted waters. This paper
shows some small and easy best-practice examples of fast and simple multidisciplinary
approaches with online GI services from a German high school to be used at secondary
schools all over Europe.