ERIC Number: EJ839093
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
Reference Count: 1
Uncovering the Secrets behind the Successful Integration of GIS into the Core Curriculum
Beeson, P. A.
International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, v15 n3 p274-277 Aug 2006
Presbyterian Ladies College (PLC) is a 130-year-old independent girls' school in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Teaching students from ages 4 to 18, PLC has a reputation for academic excellence. Geography is a separate subject taught as a part of the core curriculum in the secondary school. The College, which uses principally Macintosh computers, seeks to integrate ICT (information and communication technology) within the curriculum. The introduction of GIS (Geographical Information Systems) is one example of this. After spending seven years exploring how best to integrate this new technology into the Geography classroom, the school has identified eleven key factors considered necessary for a successful integration process.
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Computer Uses in Education, Information Systems, Technology Integration, Geographic Information Systems, Foreign Countries, Program Implementation, Program Improvement, Geography Instruction, Church Related Colleges, Single Sex Colleges, Females, Best Practices
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Australia