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ERIC Number: EJ1377836
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2022
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0085-0969
EISSN: EISSN-2204-0242
Positioning Geospatial: Classroom Benefits and Theoretical Implementation
Law, Mick
Geographical Education, v35 p24-32 2022
Teachers of geography have an intuitive sense that geospatial technologies are useful additions to their classrooms but the academic literature supporting this intuition is not substantial. This article summarises the documented benefits of geospatial technologies for geography teachers and students. Implementation of geospatial technologies in schools is examined for its usefulness in relation to the TPACK (technological, pedagogical and content knowledge) model. Geospatial technologies are found to promote spatial thinking, help students understand geographical content, enhance geographic inquiry, and increase student engagement when they are used with students. The research available suggests that these geospatial tools are useful for teachers and students and should be more widely used by teachers of geography.
Australian Geography Teachers' Association. PO Box 315 Artarmon NSW 1570, Australia. Tel: 0437-897-993; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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