ERIC Number: EJ892286
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
PBL-GIS in Secondary Geography Education: Does It Result in Higher-Order Learning Outcomes?
Liu, Yan; Bui, Elisabeth N.; Chang, Chew-Hung; Lossman, Hans G.
Journal of Geography, v109 n4 p150-158 2010
This article presents research on evaluating problem-based learning using GIS technology in a Singapore secondary school. A quasi-experimental research design was carried to test the PBL pedagogy (PBL-GIS) with an experimental group of students and compare their learning outcomes with a control group who were exposed to PBL but not GIS. The results show significant differences in the learning outcomes between the two groups. Specifically, students in the control group show more memorization skill while students in the experimental group demonstrate more analytical and evaluation skills. The conclusion is that learning with PBL-GIS pedagogy can result in higher-order learning outcomes. (Contains 2 figures and 4 tables.)
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Problem Based Learning, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Geographic Information Systems, Thinking Skills, Quasiexperimental Design, Instructional Effectiveness, Learning Activities, Pretests Posttests, Participant Satisfaction, Interviews
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore