Implementing a high school level geospatial technologies and spatial thinking course
Curriculum, Geographic information science, Secondary education, Spatial knowledge
Journal of Geography
Understanding geospatial technologies (GSTs) and spatial thinking is increasingly vital to contemporary life including common activities and hobbies; learning in science, mathematics, and social science; and employment within fields as diverse as engineering, health, business, and planning. As such, there is a need for a stand-alone K-12 curriculum in this area rather than the more piecemeal integration of GSTs and spatial thinking that is more common in today's schools. This article discusses the development of a systematic GST/spatial thinking course and analyzes how this course promoted student learning in these areas as well as developing problem-solving skills in other fields and applications. © 2011 National Council for Geographic Education.
Department of Teaching
Department of Geography
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DOI of published version
Nielsen, Curtis P.; Oberle, Alex; and Sugumaran, Ramanathan, "Implementing a high school level geospatial technologies and spatial thinking course" (2011). Faculty Publications. 1962.