International Perspectives on Teaching and Learning with GIS in Secondary Schools

  • Andrew J. Milson
  • Ali Demirci
  • Joseph J. Kerski

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxix
  2. Andrew J. Milson, Joseph J. Kerski, Ali Demirci
    Pages 1-11
  3. Niem Tu Huynh, Bob Sharpe, Chris Charman, Jean Tong, Iain Greensmith
    Pages 37-47
  4. Osvaldo Muñiz-Solari, Gustavo Moreira-Riveros
    Pages 49-57
  5. Luz Angela Rocha Salamanca, Natalia Andrea Diaz Vega
    Pages 65-71
  6. Quinta Ana Pérez Sierra, Victoria Castro De la Rosa
    Pages 83-88
  7. Eric Sanchez, Sylvain Genevois, Thierry Joliveau
    Pages 97-105
  8. Kathrin Viehrig, Alexander Siegmund
    Pages 107-113
  9. Joseph R. Oppong, Benjamin Ofori-Amoah
    Pages 115-123
  10. György Borián
    Pages 125-130
  11. Maria Attard, John A. Schembri
    Pages 157-167
  12. Tim Favier, Joop van der Schee, Henk J. Scholten
    Pages 169-177
  13. Stephanie A. Eddy, Anne F. Olsen
    Pages 179-189
  14. Jan Ketil Rød, Svein Andersland, Arne Frank Knudsen
    Pages 191-199
  15. Sanet Eksteen, Erika Pretorius, Gregory Breetzke
    Pages 225-232
  16. Alfredo del Campo, Concepción Romera, Joan Capdevila, José Antonio Nieto, María Luisa de Lázaro
    Pages 243-253
  17. Joseph J. Kerski, Andrew J. Milson, Ali Demirci
    Pages 315-326
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 327-353

About this book


This, the first publication to collate a broad international perspective on the pedagogical value of GIS technology in classrooms, offers an unprecedented range of expert views on the subject. Geographic Information Systems (GISs) are now ubiquitous and relatively inexpensive. They have revolutionized the way people explore and understand the world around them. The capability they confer allows us to capture, manage, analyze, and display geographic data in ways that were undreamt of a generation ago. GIS has enabled users to make decisions and solve problems as diverse as designing bus routes, locating new businesses, responding to emergencies, and researching climate change. GIS is also having a major impact in the classroom. Students and teachers around the world are using this significant emerging technology in the secondary school classroom to study social and scientific concepts and processes, to broaden their technical skills, and to engage in problem solving and decision making about local and global issues.
International Perspectives on Teaching and Learning with GIS in Secondary Schools brings together authors from 34 countries who profile the current status of GIS in secondary school teaching and learning in their country. Each chapter includes a summary of the country’s educational context, a case study illustrating how GIS is used in secondary schooling, and an assessment of the opportunities and challenges in teaching and learning with GIS now and in the future. The book demonstrates that GIS is not only a technological tool to be used in the classroom, but also a catalyst for motivation, encouragement, and cooperation in understanding and solving global problems.

The most up to date and extensive survey of GIS in the secondary education landscape, covering both principles and practice.Professor David Maguire, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Birmingham City University, UK

International Perspectives on Teaching and Learning With GIS in Secondary Schools is a highly relevant, critically important, reflective contribution to the literature, providing strong arguments supporting the inclusion for spatial studies for all in secondary school education. 
Karl Donert, President, EUROGEO

This is an invaluable and inspirational examination of innovation in geospatial technologies in secondary schools around the world. Each chapter contains practical models for how to integrate powerful tools for spatial analysis into a range of subjects. It will be useful to classroom teachers and administrators seeking pathways to implementation and teacher educators considering how to prepare the next generation to use geospatial technologies.
Sarah Witham Bednarz, Department of Geography, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA


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Editors and affiliations

  • Andrew J. Milson
    • 1
  • Ali Demirci
    • 2
  • Joseph J. Kerski
    • 3
  1. 1., Curriculum and InstructionUniversity of Texas at ArlingtonArlingtonUSA
  2. 2., Department of GeographyFatih UniversityBuyukcekmece, IstanbulTurkey
  3. 3.Environmental Systems Research InstituteBroomfieldUSA

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