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GI Learner Local Gent

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GI Learner Local Gent

  1. 1. GI-Learner K7: The Local Area
  2. 2. Alan Parkinson Head of Geography @GeoBlogs
  3. 3. Learning Lines
  4. 4. What is a learning line? A learning line is an educational term that refers to the construction of knowledge and skills throughout the whole curriculum. This learning line reflects an increasing level of complexity, ranging from easy (more basic skills and knowledge) to difficult. Zwartjes, L., 2014. The need for a learning line for spatial thinking using GIS in education. Innovative Learning Geography in Europe: New Challenge for the 21st Century, pp.39-62.
  5. 5. What is a learning line? A learning line is an educational term that refers to the construction of knowledge and skills throughout the whole curriculum. This learning line reflects an increasing level of complexity, ranging from easy (more basic skills and knowledge) to difficult. Zwartjes, L., 2014. The need for a learning line for spatial thinking using GIS in education. Innovative Learning Geography in Europe: New Challenge for the 21st Century, pp.39-62.
  6. 6. What is a learning line? A learning line is an educational term that refers to the construction of knowledge and skills throughout the whole curriculum. This learning line reflects an increasing level of complexity, ranging from easy (more basic skills and knowledge) to difficult. Zwartjes, L., 2014. The need for a learning line for spatial thinking using GIS in education. Innovative Learning Geography in Europe: New Challenge for the 21st Century, pp.39-62.
  7. 7. How to use GI properly?
  8. 8. Geospatial thinking Based on this review, ten geospatial thinking competences have been proposed (can be found at the end of the literature review document): 1. Critically read, interpret cartographic and other visualisations in different media 2. Be aware of geographic information and its representation through GI and GIS. 3. Visually communicate geographic information 4. Describe and use examples of GI applications in daily life and in society 5. Use (freely available) GI interfaces
  9. 9. Geospatial thinking Based on this review, ten geospatial thinking competences have been proposed (can be found at the end of the literature review document): 1. Critically read, interpret cartographic and other visualisations in different media 2. Be aware of geographic information and its representation through GI and GIS. 3. Visually communicate geographic information 4. Describe and use examples of GI applications in daily life and in society 5. Use (freely available) GI interfaces
  10. 10. Geospatial thinking 6. Carry out own (primary) data capture 7. Be able to identify and evaluate (secondary) data 8. Examine interrelationships 9. Extract new insight from analysis 10.Reflect and act with knowledge
  11. 11. Skills as a continuum Easy / Basic Advanced / Complex
  12. 12. Learning Lines K7: The Local Area Common to all EU – local as a point of reference
  13. 13. Google Earth (Pro) Utilize data layers Compute distances and areas using measurement tools Use Movie Maker to produce media collateral Print high-resolution images for presentations and reports Import large vector image files to quickly map GIS data Map addresses with the Spreadsheet Importer
  14. 14. What is the first thing people do with it?
  15. 15. Local James Trimble http://ukdataexplorer.com/european-translator
  16. 16. Definitions of “local” Wal-Mart’s official definition of local is any product grown or produced within the given store’s state. So, lemons grown in San Diego can be sold and marketed as “local” 500 miles north in Sacramento http://www.think-mag.com/your-community/defining-local/
  17. 17. Theschool
  18. 18. OS Custom Made Thecity
  19. 19. The Fens: local landscape A distinctive landscape…
  20. 20. Relationships with the local…
  21. 21. Local – student thoughts… “nearby” “where I can cycle to” “places that I know well” “within a few miles of Ely” “somewhere I can walk to…” “somewhere I know” “the places I go to around my home town”
  22. 22. Local - colleagues “the area within a five mile radius” “where our town stops and another one starts” “where the road / river / railway line runs” “beyond the <landmark>” “where the telephone code changes” “where the postal code changes” “where you can buy the local paper”
  23. 23. “Good teachers use good tools” Derek Robertson, University of Dundee http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/gadgets-gaming/scotsman-games-derek-robertson-on-education-1-3162936
  24. 24. Keri Smith 10 years old
  25. 25. The Local
  26. 26. This room / building
  27. 27. slumped.stitch.recruited http://www.what3words.com Also a camera app which adds the address to an image Enter the 3 Words and the app will guide you there… Where was this room?
  28. 28. Layers of meaning… GI layers… • Favourite / least favourite subjects & memories of encounters with teachers • Cleaning rota • Timetabling • Teacher ‘ownership’ who then moves on to another school • Form room • Noisy or quiet • Distance from staffroom • Exposure to sun through the day
  29. 29. Professor Doreen Massey “the global sense of the local” Maps as a surface for stories to play out on.
  30. 30. Interrelationships “I think that what is studied in geography lessons should be located and placed within a wider context. Places, regions, countries and continents do not exist in isolation but are interconnected. The location of what is studied in relation to other places is significant.” Margaret Roberts
  31. 31. Interrelationships “I think that what is studied in geography lessons should be located and placed within a wider context. Places, regions, countries and continents do not exist in isolation but are interconnected. The location of what is studied in relation to other places is significant.” Margaret Roberts
  32. 32. “Groundtruthing…” Students as investigators…

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