Isma Yullia Rahma, Ahmad Yani, Bagja Waluya, Riki Ridwana


The objectives of this study were (1) to compare the differences in perceptual tendencies between male and female students, (2) to analyze the opportunities for the effectiveness of the application of the imaginary map method in the classroom from a gender perspective. The total population of this study was 46 students of Geography Education, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, with a gender ratio of 50:50. Data were obtained by using literature study and questionnaire methods, and data analysis used was quantitative and qualitative. From the research, data are acquired that there is a general tendency for the same perception between genders, but the difference is that female has a wider and different level of object perception. Although there was a majority of answers to object perception, about 40% of students have a completely different perception of an object. Therefore, to be applied to the classroom, the teacher can work around by providing an imaginary map with the shape of an object that has been given a bold line, so that the image given to students can be more purpose-driven kind of attention. Furthermore, it is necessary to examine the method of the imaginary map directly to students who currently studying map material in class, as well as the need to develop imaginary objects for maps of all countries.


geography literacy, perspective, gender, imaginary

Full Text:



Campbell, Linda. (2004). Metode Praktis Pembelajaran Berbasis Multiple Inteligences. Intuisi Press: Depok.

Eve, R. A., Price, B., dan Counts, M. (1994). Geographic Illiteracy Among College Student. Journal Youth and Society, 25(3) 408-427. DOI:

Ginting, Cipta. (2003). Kiat Belajar di Perguruan Tinggi. PT. Gramedia Widiaswara Indonesia: Jakarta.

McLeish. (1968). The Lecture Method. Cambridge Institute of Educations.

Nazir, Moh.(2015). Metode Penelitian. PT Ghalia Indonesia: Jakarta.

Pamungkas, T, D., Ismail Arif. (2020). Best Practice Mahasiswa dalam Pembelajaran Geografi Fisik, Sosial, dan Kebencanaan di Jawa Barat (Studi Kasus: Kampung Adat Sinar Resmi dan Sekitarnya). Jurnal Geografi Gea, Volume 20, Nomor 1. DOI:

Saarinen, T, F., MacCabe, C.L. (1995). World Patterns Of Geographic Literacy Based On Sketch Map Quality. Journal Professional Geographer, 47(2). DOI:

Torrens, P. M. (2001). Where In The World? Exploring The Factors Driving Place Location Knowledge Among Secondary Level Student In Dublin: Ireland. Journal of Geography, 100, 49-60. DOI:

Wahono, T K. (2014). Kecerdasan Visual Spasial Siswa SMP dalam Maleyelesaikan Soal Geometri Ruang ditinjau dari Perbedaan Kemampuan Matematika. Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Matematika Vol. 3, No.1. ISSN: 2301-9085

Yaumi, M dan Ibrahim, N. (2013). Pembelajaran Berbasis Kecerdasan Jamak (Multiple Intelligence) Mengidentifikasi dan Mengembangkan Multitalenta Anak. Kencana: Jakarta.




  • There are currently no refbacks.

Copyright (c) 2020 Isma Yullia Rahma

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.