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ERIC Number: EJ1158112
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 35
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2146-0353
Call for an Agenda and Center for GIS Education Research
Baker, Thomas R.; Kerski, Joseph J.; Huynh, Niem Tu; Viehrig, Kathrin; Bednarz, Sarah W.
Review of International Geographical Education Online, v2 n3 p254-288 Win 2012
Despite nearly 20 years of intensive investment by higher education, industry, primary and secondary teachers, youth and community leaders, government agencies, and non-profits organizations in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in education around the world, a GIS education research agenda has yet to be developed. This paper provides a rationale and a broad background for a GIS education research agenda and describes what that agenda should include. This agenda identifies research progress made in: (1) student learning and outcomes; (2) instructor professional development; and (3) technical development, to identify where major gaps still exist. In so doing, it is hoped that this agenda will serve as a focal point of communication for the GIS education research community and encourage additional and deeper research into these and related topics so that future directions in GIS education will have a sound research base on which to build.
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Language: English
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