We will do it live: Evolving pedagogies of space and place using cloud-based GIS platforms

Authors: Richard Kujawa*, Saint Michael's College, Vermont
Topics: Geography Education, Geographic Information Science and Systems, Human-Environment Geography
Keywords: Pedagogy, Geographic Information Systems, Stand Alone Geography
Session Type: Interactive Short Paper
Day: 4/13/2018
Start / End Time: 10:00 AM / 11:40 AM
Room: Iris, Sheraton, 8th Floor
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More than two decades ago in Ground Truth, John Pickles argued that the deployment of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) called for new ways of thinking, acting and writing in the broader economy of signification. In this short paper I will report on in-class and out-of-class strategies to respond to the pedagogical opportunities presented by contemporary cloud-based GIS and cartography platforms. Specific examples from courses in Urban Geography, Environmental Policy/Justice, and an interdisciplinary class called Maps and Mash-Ups will be shared. I will argue that creative use of cloud-based platforms do offer ways to navigate the avenues of what Pickles called "the networks of knowledge, ideology and practice."

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