INNOVATIVE TRENDS IN GEOGRAPHY FOR PUPILS WITH MILD INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY

Monika Šulovská, Alica Vančová

Abstract


This contribution focuses on applying Google Maps in educating pupils with mild intellectual disability. To achieve this, we design and submit an evaluation tool for measuring the pupils’ skills in the Google Maps environment, inspired by Bloom digital taxonomy. We also assess the level of achieved skills of pupils with mild intellectual disability by comparing mapping with other variables in the geographic competences area. The study focuses on the result of research carried out within the VEGA no. 1/0789/14 project. The study also identifies the positive effect of a geographical information system (GIS) on the learning of intact pupils. To the surprise of the authors, the portal of Google Maps appealed to these participants to the extent that they continued to use it for self-study at their homes.

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pupils with mild intellectual disability, geography education, google maps

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12955/cbup.v4.785

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