Teaching Geography with GIS

This is what happened:

This Geography teacher was planning to participate in a long distance cycle race and decided to have her learners plan the various segments of the route by researching the route using Geographical Information Systems (GIS) software.

The learners were able to learn many GIS and mapwork concepts in the process.


Themes: Content


Using GIS is still regarded as innovative in most schools in this country. The learners were active and engaged, which is good, but their focus was on their teacher's forthcoming cycle tour. the were able to generate content for their teachers and her cycling group, but it was not more widely applicable. This example does not demonstrate any of the themes. Had the learners used the GIS to help address some community issues, it would have been an example of community involvement.



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