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ERIC Number: EJ839089
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-1038-2046
The Implementation of Spatial Technologies in Australian Schools: 1996-2005
McInerney, Malcolm
International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, v15 n3 p259-264 Aug 2006
The story of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in schools in Australia started in 1996 with the limited involvement of schools in the Australasian Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (AURISA) "GIS in schools" competition. AURISA is now known as the Spatial Science Institute (SSI) and is conducting the Spatial Technology in schools competition in 2006. From this tentative and small-scale start, the use of GIS in Australian schools has steadily grown. This article discusses the stages of uptake which have been evident and provides reference points to the tracing of GIS implementation in Australian schools. The stages can be loosely described as: (1) Awareness raising and limited classroom experimentation; (2) Teacher training and resource development; and (3) Curriculum integration.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia