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ERIC Number: EJ784000
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1341
Geographic Information Technologies + Project-Based Science: A Contextualized Professional Development Approach
Wilder, Anna; Brinkerhoff, Jonathan D.; Higgins, Teresa M.
Journal of Geography, v102 n6 p255-266 Nov 2003
This study investigated the effects of using a long-duration, project-based science professional development model on the acquisition of declarative knowledge and basic terminology associated with the use of geographic information technologies (GIT), teachers' self-assessed confidence in using GIT skills, and the implementation of GIT in participants' classrooms. Results suggest that a long-duration, project-based science model was effective in teaching GIT declarative knowledge and raising teachers' self-confidence in using GIT tools. The academy was funded through a grant from the US Department of Education with additional support from Environmental Science Resources Institute (ESRI), Inc., and members of the New Mexico Geographic Information Council.
National Council for Geographic Education. Jacksonville State University, 206A Martin Hall, Jacksonville, AL 36265-1602. Tel: 256-782-5293; Fax: 256-782-5336; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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