Received: 15th December 2022; Revised: 03rd March 2023, 28th July 2023; Accepted: 18th August 2023


  • Vitor Ribeiro Lab2pt, Landscape, Heritage and Territory Laboratory, University of Minho, Braga & ESEPF, Oporto, Portugal


GIS, Story Map, Web Map, Geography, Interdisciplinarity


Many education reforms are being driven by technological advancements, particularly the use of web-based maps. Nonetheless, these unprecedented changes have not been accompanied by teacher education and practice. It fails to bridge the gap between traditional resources and "digital natives" students. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are utilized by various areas in geography, particularly web mapping applications, which are rapidly developing. GIS is recognized as a powerful technology for Geography teaching and learning, as well as for promoting interdisciplinary learning. It is essential to work with spatial representations and dimensions rather than simply using information and communication technology (ICT). GIS Mapping is an instructive opportunity. The findings of this study stem from the use of Web Mapping in a master class of elementary and secondary teachers' formation. With a long history of incorporating Web Mapping technology into the teaching and learning process, this case study stems from a pedagogical style designed to foster collaborative learning. Students began by writing an individual scientific paper on a sustainability topic, which led to the eventual publication of a book, and the results were presented in a collective Story Map application. The technique encouraged pupils to learn, boosted creativity, and encouraged the acquisition of skills.


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How to Cite

Ribeiro, V. (2023). USING COLLABORATIVE WEB-BASED MAPS TO PROMOTE GEOGRAPHY TEACHING AND LEARNING: Received: 15th December 2022; Revised: 03rd March 2023, 28th July 2023; Accepted: 18th August 2023. Docens Series in Education, 5, 01–13. Retrieved from