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Teacher knowledge and geospatial technologies


Bowman, B, Teacher knowledge and geospatial technologies, Conversations on Knowledge for Teaching - Education Technologies: Now and in the Future, 11th - 13th February 2015, Launceston, Australia, pp. 1-5. (2015) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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The use of geospatial technologies, particularly GPS enabled devices and simple Geographic Information Systems, has the potential to increase student engagement and achievement in Geography. Despite this, it is currently unclear whether teachers possess the knowledge required to effectively use the technology in their classroom practice. This paper outlines some of the key issues surrounding teachers’ knowledge for teaching with geospatial technologies and offers some questions to guide further conversations on what teachers need to know for teaching with geospatial technologies and how they can be supported in developing that knowledge.

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Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:teacher knowledge; PCK; geospatial technologies
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Humanities and social sciences curriculum and pedagogy (excl. economics, business and management)
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Teacher and instructor development
UTAS Author:Bowman, B (Dr Bianca Coleman)
ID Code:110544
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2016-08-01
Last Modified:2016-11-01

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