Student perspectives on the teaching of geographical information systems (GIS) in geography degrees


Seremet M. , Chalkley B.

JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHY IN HIGHER EDUCATION, cilt.39, ss.18-36, 2015 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 39 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/03098265.2014.963795
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHY IN HIGHER EDUCATION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.18-36

Özet

In an era when graduate employability is a key concern, the teaching of geographical information systems (GIS) has become a subject of considerable interest. This paper reports on a study of the GIS student learning experience using student survey data from six UK geography undergraduate programmes. The findings show that although students' satisfaction levels are generally encouraging, more could be done to capitalize on the opportunities GIS offers both for the discipline and for our students. Recommendations are made for further enhancing the profile and quality of GIS pedagogy in geography curricula.