Student authored atlas tours (story maps) as geography assignments
AffiliationQueen Mary University London; University of Exeter; University of Chester
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AbstractAtlas Tours consist of collections of animated maps and other elements woven together to make a narrative, they are a commonly used format on the web. Recent developments in software platforms such as Esri Story Maps have made producing them possible by Geography students. The study uses student written feedback and focuses groups about a module where stu- dents produce an Atlas Tour as an assignment. This is used to advocate the use of student-produced Atlas Tours in Geography teaching, the main argument proposed is that Atlas Tours are an excellent format to enable students to learn and practise graphical literacy (graphicacy). Despite this educational opportunity, Atlas Tours can cause practical problems for students and suggestions are made to mitigate this issue. Two other pedagogical strands are also advocated: Students being empowered to exercise creativity in creating Atlas Tours and how Atlas Tours are particularly well suited to fieldwork assignments.
CitationTreves, R., Damien, M., & France, D. (2020 - in press). Student authored atlas tours (story maps) as geography assignments, Journal of Geography in Higher Education, DOI: 10.1080/03098265.2020.1827375
PublisherTaylor and Francis
DescriptionThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Geography in Higher Education on 21st October 2020, available online: DOI: 10.1080/03098265.2020.1827375
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