A Research Agenda for Geospatial Technologies and Learning

Description: 

Knowledge around geospatial technologies and learning remains sparse, inconsistent, and overly anecdotal. Studies are needed that are better structured; more systematic and replicable; attentive to progress and findings in the cognate fields of science, technology, engineering, and math education; and coordinated for multidisciplinary approaches. A proposed agenda is designed to frame the next generation of research in this field, organized around four foci: (1) connections between GST and geospatial thinking; (2) learning GST; (3) curriculum and student learning through GST; and (4) educators’ professional development with GST. Recommendations for advancing this agenda are included.

Authors: 
Tom R. Baker, Sarah Battersby, Sarah W. Bednarz, Alec M. Bodzin, Bob Kolvoord, Steven Moore, Diana Sinton, and David Uttal
Publication Date: 
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Publication Information: 
Journal of Geography 114: 117-130