Singapore: The information technology masterplan and the expansion of GIS for geography education

Liu, Yan, Tan, Geok Chin Ivy and Xiang, Xi (2012). Singapore: The information technology masterplan and the expansion of GIS for geography education. In Andrew J. Milson, Ali Demirci and Joseph Kerski (Ed.), International perspectives on teaching and learning with GIS in secondary schools (pp. 215-224) Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-94-007-2120-3_24


Author Liu, Yan
Tan, Geok Chin Ivy
Xiang, Xi
Title of chapter Singapore: The information technology masterplan and the expansion of GIS for geography education
Title of book International perspectives on teaching and learning with GIS in secondary schools
Place of Publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Publisher Springer
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-2120-3_24
ISBN 9789400721197
9789400721203
Editor Andrew J. Milson
Ali Demirci
Joseph Kerski
Volume number 9789400721203
Chapter number 24
Start page 215
End page 224
Total pages 10
Total chapters 35
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract/Summary In this chapter, we describe the status of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in the secondary schools of Singapore. We presented a case study of a volcano learning module using GIS and discussed students’ learning experiences based on their perceived views on the usefulness of GIS and the ease-of-use of the ArcGIS software program. The results from this study highlight some of the pedagogical benefits of GIS technology that has enabled students to become competent problem solvers and self-directed learners. It also points out some of the challenges that educators need to bear in mind in the development and enactment of GIS-enabled pedagogy.
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Created: Thu, 08 Dec 2011, 12:24:00 EST by Dr Yan Liu on behalf of School of Geography, Planning & Env Management