Going Solo : Students' Strategies for Coping with an Independent GIS Project

Whyatt, Duncan and Davies, Gemma and Clark, Gordon (2023) Going Solo : Students' Strategies for Coping with an Independent GIS Project. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 47 (3). pp. 381-398. ISSN 0309-8265

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A GIS project is an effective means of linking learning about GIS and learning with GIS, and it can enhance students’ employability. However, individual project work creates challenges that could result in failed assessment. Here we adopt a mixed-methods approach to examine how students of mixed abilities cope with GIS problems and to reveal the variety of support mechanisms they adopt. We also highlight the moral dilemmas of achieving academic success independently. We conclude that more research needs to be conducted into the way staff promote the graduate attribute of independence while still supporting their students.

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Journal of Geography in Higher Education
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