GIS enabled PBL pedagogy: The effects on students' learning in the classroom.

Liu, Yan and Laxman, Kumar (2009) GIS enabled PBL pedagogy: The effects on students' learning in the classroom.. Journal on School Educational Technology, 5 2: 15-27.

Author Liu, Yan
Laxman, Kumar
Title GIS enabled PBL pedagogy: The effects on students' learning in the classroom.
Journal name Journal on School Educational Technology
ISSN 0973-2217
Publication date 2009-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 5
Issue 2
Start page 15
End page 27
Total pages 13
Place of publication Nagercoil, India
Publisher i-manager Publications
Language eng
Abstract In efforts aimed at acquainting learners with ‘how to learn’ skills rather than static content knowledge, more student-centric instructional approaches are being increasingly adopted in informing curriculum design and delivery. Technology-rich problem solving environments offer great promise in scaffolding and facilitating student-centred learning. Geographic information system is one powerful technology that enables learners to become proficient spatial problem solvers, analytical users of geographic information and expert decision makers. This paper investigates the pedagogical benefits of GIS in influencing students’ problem solving performances in Singapore. Data was collected by administering a likert-scale based questionnaire constructed specifically for this study and analysed using statistical method. Students participated in this research highlighted many of the instructional strengths of GIS that enabled them to become competent problem solvers and self-directed learners. They also pointed out some of the challenges which educators need to bear in mind in the development and enactment of GIS enabled pedagogy.
Keyword How to learn
Geographic information systems (GIS)
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes Issue Sep-Nov 2009

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management Publications
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