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Title: Geography, History and Natural Sciences: an interdisciplinary teaching approach with GIS
Authors: Ribeiro, Vítor
Monteiro, Isilda
Quinta e Costa, Margarida
Keywords: Geographical Information System (GIS)
Pedagogical tool
Ensino da Geografia
Ensino da História
Ensino das Ciências Naturais
Issue Date: 4-Jul-2016
Publisher: IATED
Citation: Ribeiro, V., Monteiro, I. B., & Quinta e Costa, M. (2016, 4th-6th July). Geography, History and Natural Sciences: an interdisciplinary teaching approach with GIS. Paper presented at the 8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (pp. 3329-3335). Barcelona, Espanha: IATED . ISBN: 978-84-608-8860-4
Abstract: Geographic Information System (GIS) is a technology that deals with location to support better representations and decision making. It has a long tradition in several planning areas, such as urbanism, environment, riskiness, transportation, archeology or tourism. In academics context higher education has followed that evolution. Despite of their potentialities in education, GIS technologies at the elementary and secondary have been underused. Empowering graduates to learn with GIS and to manipulate spatial data can effectively facilitate the teaching of critical thinking. Likewise it has been recognized that GIS tools can be incorporated as an interdisciplinary pedagogical tool. Nevertheless more practical examples on how GIS tools can enhance teaching and learning process, namely to promote interdisciplinary approaches. The proposed paper presents some results obtained from the project “Each thing in its place: the science in time and space”. This project results from the effort of three professors of Geography, History and Natural Sciences in the context of Didactics of World Knowledge curricular unit to enhance interdisciplinarity through Geographic Information Technologies (GIT). Implemented during the last three years this action-research project developed the research practice using GIS to create an interdisciplinary attitude in the future primary education teachers. More than teaching GIS the authors were focused on teaching with GIS to create an integrated vision where spatial data representation linked the space, the time and natural sciences. Accumulated experience reveals that those technologies can motivate students to learn and facilitating teacher’s interdisciplinary work.
Peer reviewed: yes
ISBN: 978-84-608-8860-4
ISSN: 2340-1117
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