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ERIC Number: EJ802339
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1341
An Assessment of the Use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in Teaching Geography in Singapore Schools
Yap, Lee Yong; Tan, Geok Chin Ivy; Zhu, Xuan; Wettasinghe, Marissa C.
Journal of Geography, v107 n2 p52-60 Mar 2008
In 1998, geographical information systems (GIS) were introduced to secondary schools in Singapore as a tool for teaching geography at the secondary and junior college levels. However, general observations and feedback from school teachers suggested that only a small number of secondary schools and junior colleges in Singapore were actually using GIS to support the teaching and learning of geography. The present research study was designed to establish the level of GIS usage and to investigate the reasons for the slow integration of GIS in the Singapore secondary schools. This article presents the findings of this research and provides some insight into the use of GIS in Singapore secondary schools. (Contains 3 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore