Developing Global Competencies Among Youth: Maps Math Media Project

ID: 53958 Type: Full Paper
  1. Melda Yildiz, New York Institute of Technology, United States

Thursday, March 21 11:30 AM-12:00 PM Location: Wilshire B View on map

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Abstract: This study explores the role of geospatial education in P20 classrooms; offers creative strategies and possibilities for integrating mobile technologies such as Global Positioning System (GPS) into the curriculum; promotes global competences and media literacy education among youth; and GPS and SIS technologies with limited resources; global competences and media literacy education among youth; and showcases examples such as Hi5 (Hiking for Health, Happiness, Head, Hand and Heart) to Nature project that integrates Maps, Math and Media Education using cell phones and GPS devices. The research study explored wide range of meanings participants associated with experiential project-based learning activities; the impact of geospatial education in developing multicultural and multilingual curriculum that promotes differentiated learning; the ways in which participants integrated math, maps, and media projects into their learning; and how they gained alternative points of view on environment and renewed interest and commitment to community service and global education.


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