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Höhnle, Steffen; Fögele, Janis; Mehren, Rainer; Schubert, Jan Christoph – Journal of Geography, 2016
In spite of various actions, the implementation of GIS (geographic information systems) in German schools is still very low. In the presented research, teaching experts as well as teaching novices were presented with empirically based constraints for implementation stemming from an earlier survey. In the process of various group discussions, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geographic Information Systems, Teacher Education, Continuing Education
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Hong, Jung Eun; Stonier, Francis – Journal of Geography, 2015
This article introduces the geographic information systems (GIS) in-service teacher training, focusing on the intersection of technological, pedagogical, and content knowledge (TPACK) for successful implementation of GIS in the classroom. Eleven social studies teachers in Georgia learned GIS technologies, inquiry-based learning, and social studies…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Inservice Teacher Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy
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Conzen, Michael P. – Journal of Geography, 2010
Most towns were crucial to the initial colonization and economic development of the Great Plains. Many were, directly or indirectly, creatures of railroad corporate planning, owing their location as well as their physical layout to the townsite companies controlled by railroad officials. This article examines how these facts shaped the fundamental…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Transportation, Influence of Technology, Urban Studies