Space is the place: pre-service teachers re/map cartographic landscape

Thumlert, Kurt, Smith, Bryan, Hébert, Cristyne, and Tomin, Brittany (2020) Space is the place: pre-service teachers re/map cartographic landscape. Digital Culture & Education, 12 (1). pp. 52-71.

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Abstract

This article reports on a research project, Re/Map, that looked at how pre-service teachers might question the taken-for-granted nature of digital maps as constructed sociotechnical artefacts, and then creatively speak back to the dominant historical narratives embedded within them through the production of their own media artefacts. Though analysis of pre-service teacher projects and interviews, we discuss the diverse ways pre-service teachers mobilized place-based inquiry and critical re-mapping practices to interrogate the hidden curriculum of everyday 'city-texts,' challenge dominant geographic imaginaries embedded in digital mapping tools, and consider the impacts of the project on their own future teaching. We signal the opportunities of this kind of inquiry-driven investigation to not only enable students to critique digital maps and visualization media, but also to support pre-service teachers in critically engaging with the places they find themselves teaching and living within.

Item ID: 64307
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1836-8301
Keywords: critical cartography, critical remix, digital maps, critical media literacies, remapping, teacher education, visualization technologies
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Copyright Information: Creative Commons Copyright Licence: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2020 00:30
FoR Codes: 39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390499 Specialist studies in education not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939902 Education and Training Theory and Methodology @ 50%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies @ 50%
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