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ERIC Number: EJ839091
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1038-2046
GIS in New Zealand Schools: Issues and Prospects
Chalmers, Lex
International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, v15 n3 p268-270 Aug 2006
There are undoubtedly many parallels between Australia and New Zealand in the history of geographic information system (GIS) in schools. These parallels occur in the social, institutional, professional development, and curricula areas, and each of these topics is considered in this article. In New Zealand at least, there is still a lot that needs to be done before one can assert that GIS is providing appropriate technology skills for young people in the context of their developing thinking about geographical features and their distribution. This article considers some of these matters, with the related paper on teaching with GIS in New Zealand focusing more on the curriculum frameworks and classroom approaches.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand