|Judul||:||CARTOGRAPHY EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN IN INDONESIA|
Indonesia has been participating in Barbara Petchenik Children’s Map Drawing Competition ever since 2003. In order to participate in the event, BAKOSURTANAL (the National Coordinating Agency for Surveys and Mapping of Indonesia) as a member of ICA has been organizing national children’s map drawing competition with the same theme as the ICAs. Beyond expectation, many children participated in the national competitions. For example the organizing committee received 1377 drawings in 2007 and 1179 drawings in 2009. The judges assisted by the committee had to work extra hard to finally get 5 best drawings to be enrolled in the Barbara Petchenik competition and 3 best drawings for each age group. Many of the drawings were of very high quality, making it very difficult for the judges to determine the winners. Maps, for many children in Indonesia are not unfamiliar things as they have been introduced to maps since they are in the kindergarten. Learning maps in Indonesian schools is included in Geography subject, which is a part of social science education. However, some schools also introduce the basic of cartography as part of Art subject (drawing), and in some schools students are also taught to produce maps as artworks from various items such as buttons, seeds, newspaper pulp, etc. The objective of this paper is to explain how cartography education has been introduced to children in Indonesia. Observations were conducted at some kindergarten and elementary schools in Bogor and surrounding areas. Interviews were carried out to some Geography and Art teachers to find out how to teach cartography to children, especially of very young ages. Some children were also asked about how they think and feel about the art of map drawing. This paper will also elaborate the writers' experience when being involved in organizing the national map drawing competitions in Indonesia, especially the one held in 2007 and 2009.
|Kategori||:||Prosiding||No/Vol/Tahun||:||Proceedings of the 24th International Cartographic Conference / 24 / 2009|
|PTN/S||:||Pakuan||Program Studi||:||TEKNIK GEODESI|
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