Geografie 2013, 118, 158-178

Map skills in Czech and foreign curricula: a comparative study

Martin Hanus, Miroslav Marada

Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Přírodovědecká fakulta, katedra sociální geografie a regionálního rozvoje, Albertov 6, 128 43 Praha 2, Czechia

Received June 2012
Accepted May 2013

The contribution deals with a comparison of curricular documents of Czechia, Slovakia, Finland and the U.S.A., with special emphasis on map skills. Requirements for map skills of 11, 15 and 18-years-aged pupils, included in the curricula of the above mentioned countries, have been classified using the Revised Bloom’s taxonomy. Subsequent comparison was based on the distribution of these requirements on the performance of pupils among the 24 categories of the taxonomy. Presented results indicate considerable differences in the conception of map skills from the point of view of both their type (i.e. position in individual categories) and continuity according to the level of education.


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