Are geography students more spatially oriented than others?

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Differences in the degree of spatial orientation between under-graduate geography and non-geography students are assumed to exist, being related to spatial search activities and the nature of the geographic curriculum. Measures of spatial ability are used to demonstrate the existence, magnitude, and the spatial characteristics of the differences. Secondary sources of spatial information are found durable and resistant, emphasizing the role of geographic training in developing spatial abilities. Out-of-class exercises, observations, and field trips are needed to complement and examine spatial concepts and model outcomes in the field. - Author

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-160
Number of pages12
JournalSouth African Geographer
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1983


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