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ERIC Number: EJ1399895
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2023
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1933-8341
EISSN: EISSN-1752-6884
GIS in the Non-GIS Classroom: Using Student Mapping Assignments to Incorporate GIS in Traditional Lecture Classes
Hagge, Patrick D.
Geography Teacher, v20 n2 p50-56 2023
The role of geographic information systems (GIS) in education is vital. Geospatial skills have been shown to correlate with improved performance of general spatial thinking (Lee and Bednarz 2009) as well as specific geography-related content (Hall-Wallace and McAuliffe 2002). As students are exposed to more GIS, they gain skills that are desired by a growing number of employers. This is not a flash-in-the plan approach of describing the utility of GIS; even forward-looking projections by the US Department of Labor are certain of the rosy future of geotechnology's applications for decades to come (Gerwin 2004). This article suggests lesson-based solutions to an important research question: how can interested teachers present GIS lessons in a typical classroom setting, without incurring major expenses or disrupting the syllabus calendar? In other words, how can teachers introduce GIS into a "non-GIS" classroom?
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Language: English
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