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By Andrew J. Milson, Ali Demirci, Joseph J. Kerski

This, the 1st booklet to collate a vast overseas point of view at the pedagogical worth of GIS know-how in study rooms, deals an unparalleled diversity of specialist perspectives at the topic. Geographic details structures (GISs) at the moment are ubiquitous and comparatively reasonably cheap. they've got revolutionized the way in which humans discover and comprehend the area round them. the potential they confer permits us to trap, deal with, examine, and show geographic info in ways in which have been undreamt of a iteration in the past. GIS has enabled clients to make judgements and remedy difficulties as diversified as designing bus routes, finding new companies, responding to emergencies, and getting to know weather switch. GIS is additionally having an important impression within the school room. scholars and lecturers around the globe are utilizing this important rising know-how within the secondary institution school room to review social and medical innovations and procedures, to expand their technical talents, and to interact in challenge fixing and determination making approximately neighborhood and international issues.
International views on instructing and studying with GIS in Secondary colleges brings jointly authors from 34 nations who profile the present prestige of GIS in secondary institution instructing and studying of their state. each one bankruptcy contains a precis of the country’s academic context, a case learn illustrating how GIS is utilized in secondary education, and an evaluation of the possibilities and demanding situations in educating and studying with GIS now and sooner or later. The booklet demonstrates that GIS isn't just a technological software for use within the lecture room, but in addition a catalyst for motivation, encouragement, and cooperation in knowing and fixing international problems.

The freshest and wide survey of GIS within the secondary schooling panorama, masking either ideas and practice.
Professor David Maguire, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Birmingham urban college, UK

International views on educating and studying With GIS in Secondary faculties is a hugely proper, significantly very important, reflective contribution to the literature, offering robust arguments helping the inclusion for spatial stories for all in secondary institution schooling.
Karl Donert, President, EUROGEO

This is a useful and inspirational exam of innovation in geospatial applied sciences in secondary faculties around the globe. every one bankruptcy includes useful types for a way to combine robust instruments for spatial research right into a variety of topics. will probably be worthy to school room lecturers and directors looking pathways to implementation and instructor educators contemplating find out how to organize the subsequent iteration to exploit geospatial technologies.
Sarah Witham Bednarz, division of Geography, Texas A&M collage, university Station, TX, USA

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Jean Tong has been with ESRI Canada since May 2007 in the Education Industry Manager’s role. Prior to this, she taught Grades 7–10 Social Sciences in Toronto. Her primary role at ESRI Canada is to introduce educators and administrators to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) by demonstrating how GIS can be used both in the classroom and for campus management in areas such as bus routing and planning. She is actively involved in presenting to educators and conducting training about the use of GIS in education.

Bob Sharpe is an Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Arts (Academic Development) at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. His primary teaching and research interests are at the intersection of human geography and geomatics. He has taught and supervised students for twenty years at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the fields of urban and economic geography, geographic information systems, cartography, and geographic education. Whenever possible, he incorporates fieldwork and geotechnologies into student learning experiences.

D. in utilization of GIS in school education from Kanazawa University. Her research interests are utilization of GIS in school education in Japan and other countries, and development of applications and courses using GIS and WebGIS in school education. She has published articles on GIS in education in Japan and Finland. Chapter 1 The World at Their Fingertips: A New Age for Spatial Thinking Andrew J. Milson, Joseph J. 1 Introduction As the first decade of the twenty-first century comes to a close, it is clear that young people around the world have opportunities to learn in ways that are quite different from those of their parents and grandparents.

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