Whyatt, Duncan and Clark, Gordon and Davies, Gemma (2011) Teaching Geographical Information Systems in geography degrees : a critical reassessment of vocationalism. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 35 (2). pp. 233-244. ISSN 1466-1845Full text not available from this repository.
Geographical information systems (GIS) are in tune with the current ethos of higher education because of their perceived vocational value. However, it is particularly difficult to teach GIS vocationally. This paper critiques the claim of vocationalism. The authors use an innovative method of evaluating a module that enlists its alumni to reflect on the career value of their GIS teaching. The survey was analysed to show how, to what extent and for which graduates GIS had been vocationally useful. The paper concludes that GIS is vocational but in variable and complex ways for different students.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Geography in Higher Education|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre|
|Deposited By:||Mr Richard Ingham|
|Deposited On:||13 May 2011 10:13|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 18:05|
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