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ERIC Number: EJ1148219
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0309-8265
Introducing GIS across Levels: Designing for Diversity
Barros, Joana
Journal of Geography in Higher Education, v41 n3 p353-367 2017
The paper proposes a strategy for designing introductory GIS modules at Birkbeck, University of London. Seven design aspects or elements (content, practical exercises, assessment, pace, mode, level of support, and level of difficulty) for tailoring modules at appropriate levels and for diversity are introduced and their application in Birkbeck's context discussed. Students' perceptions on those elements, obtained from surveying a subset of students who had taken multiple introductory GIS modules, is then presented. The paper concludes with a discussion on the relevance of the proposed design elements, reflecting on the differences between tutor's design intentions and students' perceptions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (London)
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