College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences

Environmental and Map Literacy

The purpose of this project is to identify varying levels of map literacy amongst children under the age of 16 years in South Africa. Using the International Cartographical Association (IGU) biennial International Children's Map Competition as a basis of this project, children in South Africa are approached to create maps within a specified theme. At the same time a questionnaire is filled in to determine varying levels of map literacy amongst these children.

The activities of this project focus on the environment and general map literacy.

Activities 2012

  • Map literacy awareness day/s – national roll out in collaboration with KZN regional centre and GRCF (Bojanala)
  • Approach schools (nationally) to participate in the project
  • Start draft article on a comparison of the map literacy levels of Sout African and children elsewhere in the world.
  • Presentation of findings at a local conference.

Last modified: Sun Oct 09 08:56:12 SAST 2016