10. Where to begin? Getting Started Teaching GIS&T

  1. David J. Unwin2,
  2. Kenneth E. Foote3,
  3. Nicholas J. Tate4 and
  4. David DiBiase5
  1. Eric West

Published Online: 10 FEB 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119950592.ch10

Teaching Geographic Information Science and Technology in Higher Education

Teaching Geographic Information Science and Technology in Higher Education

How to Cite

West, E. (2011) Where to begin? Getting Started Teaching GIS&T, in Teaching Geographic Information Science and Technology in Higher Education (eds D. J. Unwin, K. E. Foote, N. J. Tate and D. DiBiase), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119950592.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 2

    School of Geography, Birkbeck College, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX UK

  2. 3

    Department of Geography, Campus Box 260, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder CO 80309 USA

  3. 4

    Department of Geography, University of Leicester, Leicester LE1 7RH UK

  4. 5

    John A. Dutton e-Education Institute, 418 Earth-Engineering Sciences Building, Penn State University, University Park PA 16802 USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Geography, Southern Connecticut State University, 118 Morrill Hall, 501 Crescent Street, New Haven CT 06515-1355, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 FEB 2012
  2. Published Print: 16 DEC 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470748565

Online ISBN: 9781119950592

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Keywords:

  • teaching GIS&T;
  • faculty teaching GIS&T;
  • global positioning systems (GPS);
  • goals, for courses;
  • learning objective, in BoK;
  • coordinating lectures;
  • exercise style;
  • inquiry instruction

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Overview – the challenges of getting started

  • Learning objectives, assessment and alignment

  • The relationship between teaching, laboratory exercises and learning outcomes

  • Keeping learning alive

  • Theory into practice - first steps, next steps

  • References