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Pages: 3329-3335
Publication year: 2016
ISBN: 978-84-608-8860-4
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2016.1729

Conference name: 8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 4-6 July, 2016
Location: Barcelona, Spain

GEOGRAPHY, HISTORY AND NATURAL SCIENCES: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY TEACHING APPROACH WITH GIS

V. Ribeiro1, I.B. Monteiro2, M. Quinta e Costa2

1ESEPF/Minho University (PORTUGAL)
2ESEPF (PORTUGAL)
Geographic Information System (GIS) is a technology that deal with location to support better representations and decision making. It have a long tradition in several planning areas, such as urban, environment, hazard, transportation, archeology or tourism. In academics context higher education has followed that evolution. Yet aside their potentialities in education GIS technologies at the elementary and secondary has 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 three professor’s effort of Geography, History and Natural Sciences in the context of World Knowledge class to enhance interdisciplinary through Geographic Information Technologies (GIT) technologies. 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.
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title = {GEOGRAPHY, HISTORY AND NATURAL SCIENCES: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY TEACHING APPROACH WITH GIS},
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DO - 10.21125/edulearn.2016.1729
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V. Ribeiro, I.B. Monteiro, M. Quinta e Costa (2016) GEOGRAPHY, HISTORY AND NATURAL SCIENCES: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY TEACHING APPROACH WITH GIS, EDULEARN16 Proceedings, pp. 3329-3335.
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