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ERIC Number: EJ839096
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1038-2046
GIS: The Technology Is There but the Teaching Is yet to Catch up
Kidman, Gillian; Palmer, Gina
International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, v15 n3 p289-296 Aug 2006
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) has tremendous potential for being a tool that can connect students to post school opportunities not yet known. The technology is robust and well developed, used by many workplaces and integral in a nation's future well-being and defence. However, despite many isolated attempts by teachers to incorporate GIS into their curriculum, it has failed to make an impact in schools. It seems minimal expenditure of funds is being made available for teacher professional development, for the purchasing of the software, and for the development of resources. Teachers are time poor, and need pre-designed resources to get the confidence to develop and use their own units. Further research is required into how best to fund GIS education in terms of software and hardware provision. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia