The Effect Of Geographic Information System On Spatial Thinking
Riko Arrasyid, Dede Sugandi, Iwan Setiawan
Magister Program of Geography Education
Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia
Utilization of GIS media in geography learning aims to improve the spatial thinking of learners. Based on these circumstances, this research seeks to develop a Geographic Information System media that is easy to use and has the availability of data suitable for the interests of geography learning in Indonesia. The question posed is how the influence of GIS utilization on spatial thinking of learners in geography subjects. The experimental method used in this research is quasi-experiment by taking SMAN 15 Kota Bandung as research location. The study was conducted in class XI IPS 2 as experimental group and XI IPS 4 as control group. The quasi-experiment design used was a design with an unequal control group. The instrument used is the test instrument. The test instrument is a multiple-choice test. The analysis technique used was Anava Mixed Design (AMD) of one sample and Kolmogorov-Smirnov. The results showed that GIS application developed through this study showed a significant influence in improving the spatial thinking of learners.
Topic: Geographical Information Science and Remote Sensing