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Title: Assessment and Evaluation of GIScience Curriculum using the Geographic Information Science and Technology Body of Knowledge
Url: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03098260903034012
Creator: Plewe, Brandon, 1968-
Prager, Steven D.
Publisher: InformaWorld (Online service)
Description: Academic institutions are increasingly being held accountable for the quality of education which is, in turn, leading to an increased emphasis on curriculum assessment. This is especially true of geographic information science & technology (GIS&T), in which a rapidly growing profession demands that educational programs produce highly qualified graduates. In response to these demands, the University Consortium of Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) has developed the Geographic Information Science and Technology Body of Knowledge, to identify the broad spectrum of knowledge, skills and techniques that make up the GIS&T domain. An intended use of this document is to support the development and assessment of GIS&T curricula. The authors address the potential benefits of using the Body of Knowledge through an evaluation of the learning objectives and curriculum of sample courses at two universities. They find that the Body of Knowledge enables robust specification of objectives and curricula, and provides the platform for reproducible and consistent evaluation of both curriculum and, ultimately, student outcomes. It is also flexible in allowing programmes to evaluate curricula based on their own goals and missions, rather than against a single standard curriculum. The full text article may be viewed online or downloaded in PDF format.
LC Classification: Education -- Special aspects of education -- Types of education -- Vocational education (General) -- Special topics, A-Z -- Curriculum
Education -- Theory and practice of education -- Education and training of teachers and administrators -- Assessment. Portfolios
Education -- Theory and practice of education -- Higher education -- Curriculum
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Geography (General) -- Study and teaching. Research
GEM Subject: Science -- Earth science
Social studies -- Geography
Resource Type: Reading Materials
Reference
Format: html
pdf
Audience: Administrators
College/University Instructors
Curriculum Supervisors
Higher Education
Students
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: Informa plc
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2010-11-10 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2012-06-25 10:58:33 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: GeoTech Center
Full Record Views: 43
Resource URL Clicks: 9
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