Dalit Lan and Associate Prof. Ayelet Baram-Tsabari, The Faculty of Education in Science and Technology, and Dr. Sagi Dalyot, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion.
The ambition that school graduates will be able to acquire, interpret and use relevant new information throughout their lives is one of the main goals of the education system and is considered part of 21st Century skills. The Covid-19 crisis exposed publics to a great deal of scientific, quantitative-statistical and geographical information that which is essential to informed decisions making on individual and society level. Digital and static maps are central to Corona related information and guidelines, so that the general public must understand and process geographical information from spatial representations.
This study aims to examine the application of spatial geographical practices in daily life and the relationship between these skills and the formal geographical instruction in school. An online questionnaire examines the ability of adults and 7-12th graders to interpret and use authentic maps in the context of the Corona crisis.