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    Introducing GIS across levels: designing for diversity

    Barros, Joana (2017) Introducing GIS across levels: designing for diversity. Journal of Geography in Higher Education 41 (3), pp. 353-367. ISSN 0309-8265.

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    The paper proposes a strategy for designing introductory GIS modules at Birkbeck, University of London. Seven design aspects or elements (content, practical exercises, assessment, pace, mode, level of support, and level of difficulty) for tailoring modules at appropriate levels and for diversity are introduced and their application in Birkbeck’s context discussed. Student’s perceptions on those elements, obtained from surveying a subset of students who had taken multiple introductory GIS modules, is then presented. The paper concludes with a discussion on the relevance of the proposed design elements, reflecting on the differences between tutor’s design intentions and students’ perceptions.


    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis, available online at the link above.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): diversity, credit levels, teaching design, introduction, GIS education
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Depositing User: Joana Barros
    Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2017 08:40
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:33


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