Geographic Skills Measurement for Geography Education Students

Ahmad Yani, Enok Maryani

Abstract

Geographic skill is ability to process spatial information to solve problems. In the concept of geography skills there are other supporting concepts that are spatial abilities and geo-literacy. Spatial ability is individual’s ability to determine orientation and representation of space. Geo-literacy is individual’s understanding of every phenomenon that occurs in the environment around the aspects of interconnection, interaction, and implication. This study aimed to develop a model of geographic skills measurement instrument. Subjects were 70 students. The instrument model was developed in the form of multiple choice test with 30 items of questions giving 5 options. Spatial ability components include cognitive map, cognitive collage, and spatial mental themes; while geo-literacy includes themes of interactions and interconnections. The test result has reliability value of 0.51 and the correlation between the score of item of questions and total score is generally not significant. So it can be concluded that the instrument model has the potential to be applied although at this level it still has several lackness. It is recommended to test it to more samples and improving other aspects of content validity and construct validity.

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Yani A. and Maryani E. (2017). Geographic Skills Measurement for Geography Education Students.In 1st International Conference on Educational Sciences - Volume 1: ICES, ISBN 978-989-758-314-8, pages 354-360. DOI: 10.5220/0007041003540360


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@conference{ices17,
author={Ahmad Yani and Enok Maryani},
title={Geographic Skills Measurement for Geography Education Students},
booktitle={1st International Conference on Educational Sciences - Volume 1: ICES,},
year={2017},
pages={354-360},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007041003540360},
isbn={978-989-758-314-8},
}


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TY - CONF

JO - 1st International Conference on Educational Sciences - Volume 1: ICES,
TI - Geographic Skills Measurement for Geography Education Students
SN - 978-989-758-314-8
AU - Yani A.
AU - Maryani E.
PY - 2017
SP - 354
EP - 360
DO - 10.5220/0007041003540360