Detalle Publicación


Using Story Maps for SDG Visibility and Education: A Scoping Review

Libro: Re-visioning Geography. Supporting the SDGs in the post-COVID era
Editorial: Springer Cham
Fecha de publicación: 2023
Página Inicial - Final: 57 - 73
ISBN: 978-3-031-40746-8
Resumen: Story maps are one of the most common and useful ways to conduct virtual field trips or virtual tours, in places both near and far. Though new, they are growing rapidly and cover many themes, including the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The ease with which story maps can bring environmental case studies into the classroom in a visually attractive way, while combining different materials (maps, texts, photos, videos, etc.) on one webpage and promoting user-interaction, make them an excellent teaching tool. They can also be employed in many non-academic contexts, such as the dissemination or awareness of values among the population as a whole or among specific groups. Although there are thousands of environmental story maps, related research and scientific articles have been scarce. Through a review of the main bibliographic databases (in Science and Scopus), the importance of story maps in support of the SDGs is analysed and their main characteristics described: approaches, tools used, methodologies, training levels, etc. The study finds growing interest in story maps relating to environmental issues among researchers. There is a particular focus on education: half deal with various aspects of story maps as a pedagogical tool. Finally, this paper highlights that the vast majority of articles address specific case studies, rather than more general issues.