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International perspectives on teaching and learning with GIS in secondary schools

Author: Andrew J Milson; Ali Demirci; Joseph J Kerski
Publisher: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2012.
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This is the first publication to collate a broad international perspective on the pedagogical value of Geographic Information System technology in classrooms. It offers an unparalleled range of  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew J Milson; Ali Demirci; Joseph J Kerski
ISBN: 9789400721197 9400721196 9789400721203 940072120X
OCLC Number: 733249695
Description: xxxix, 353 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: The world at their fingertips: a new age for spatial thinking / Andrew J. Milson, Joseph J. Kerski, and Ali Demirci --
Australia: inquiry learning with GIS to simulate coastal storm inundation / John C. Kinniburgh --
Australia: links between research institutions and secondary schools for geoinformation research and practice / Thomas Jekel, Alfons Koller, and Josef Strobl --
Canada: teaching geography through geotechnology across a decentralized curriculum landscape / Niem Tu Huynh, Bob Sharpe, Chris Charman, Jean Tong, and Iain Greensmith --
Chile: GIS and the reduction of the digital divide in the Pan-American world / Osvaldo Muñiz-Solari and Gustavo Moreira-Riveros --
China: teacher preparation for GIS in the national geography curriculum / Pinliang Dong and Peiying Lin --
Colombia: development of a prototype wed-based GIS application for teaching geography / Luz Angela Rocha Salamanca and Natalia Andrea Diaz Vega --
Denmark: early adoption and continued progress of GIS for education / Torben P. Jensen --
Dominican Republic: prospects for the incorporation of GIS into the school curriculum / Quinta Ana Pérez Sierra and Victoria Castro De la Rosa --
Finland: diffusion of GIS in schools from local innovations to the implementation of a national curriculum / Tino P. Johansson --
France: dogmatic innovations, innovative teachers, and parallel experimentations / Eric Sanchez, Sylvian Genevois, and Thierry Joliveau --
Germany: diverse GIS implementations within a diverse educational landscape / Kathrin Viehrig and Alexander Siegmund --
Ghana: prospects for secondary school GIS education in a developing country / Joseph R. Oppong and Benjamin Ofori-Amoah --
Hungary: GIS in natural science teacher training / György Borián --
India: localized introduction of GIS elite urban private schools and prospects for diffusion / Chetan Tiwari and Vinod Tewari --
Japan: GIS-enabled field research and a cellular phone GIS application in secondary schools / Yoshiyasu Ida and Minori Yuda --
Lebanon: a personal journey from professional development to GIS implementation in an English language classroom / Rawan Yaghi --
Malta: GIS and geography teaching in the context of educational reform / Maria Attard and John A. Schembri --
The Netherlands: introduction and diffusion of GIS for geography education, 1980's to the present / Tim Favier, Joop van der Schee, and Henk J. Scholten --
New Zealand: pioneer teachers and the implementation of GIS in schools / Stephanie A. Eddy and Anne F. Olsen --
Norway: national curriculum mandates and the promise of web-based GIS application / Jan Ketil Rød, Svein Andersland, Arne Frank Knudsen --
Portugal: experimental science learning, webGIS, and the ConTIG project / Madalena Mota --
Rwanda: socioeconomic transformation to a knowledge-based economy through the integration of GIS in secondary schools / Martina Forster, Theodore Burikoko, and Albert Nsengiyumva --
Singapore: the information technology masterplan and the expansion of GIS for geography education / Yan Liu, Geok Chin Ivy Tan, and Xi Xiang --
South Africa: teaching geography with GIS across diverse technological contexts / Sanet Eksteen, Erika Pretorious, and Gregory Breetzke --
South Korea: GIS implementation profiles among secondary geography teachers / Minsung Kim and Sang-Il Lee --
Spain: institutional initiatives for improving geography teaching with GIS / Alfredo del Campo, Concepción Romera, Joan Capdevilla, Jose Antonio Nieto, and María Luisa de Lázaro --
Switzerland: introducing geo-sensor technologies and cartographic concepts through the Map your World project / Hans-Jörg Stark and Carmen Treuthardt --
Taiwan: the seed of GIS falls onto good ground / Che-Ming Chen --
Turkey: GIS for teachers and the advancement for GIS in geography education / Ali Demirci --
Uganda: educational reform, the rural-urban digital divide, and the prospects for GIS in schools / Jim Ayorekire and Revocatus Twinomuhangi --
United Arab Emirates: building awareness of GIS in education through government and the university outreach / Mohamed R. Bualhamam --
United Kingdom: realizing the potential for GIS in the school geography curriculum / Mary Fargher and David Rayner --
United States of America : rugged terrain and fertile ground for GIS in secondary schools / Andrew J. Milson and Joseph J. Kerski --
Synthesis: the future landscape of GIS in secondary education / Joseph J. Kerski, Andrew J. Milson, and Ali Demirci.
Responsibility: Andrew J. Milson, Ali Demirci, Joseph J. Kerski, editors ; foreword by Roger Tomlinson.
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