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ERIC Number: EJ1283974
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2021
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1341
Challenges and Prospects of Integrating GIS Education in Development Studies in a Global South Context
González, Ainhoa; Bonnin, Christine; O'Mahony, Eoin; Nguyen Hong, Nga; Nguyen Thi Minh, Tien
Journal of Geography, v120 n1 p12-22 2021
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are increasingly applied to support evidence-based decisions across disciplines, including the global development and humanitarian sector. However, higher education programmes in development-related fields rarely integrate GIS as a teaching and learning component. This paper describes a GIS module collaboratively developed for a Vietnamese undergraduate development studies curriculum. It explores opportunities and barriers to its implementation by examining feedback from students and academic staff. Based on the experience and findings, a set of recommendations are put forward, opening up a debate about GIS education in development studies in the Global South and how this may be facilitated.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Vietnam
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