Trends and Prospects of GIS in Geographical Education
Developing of geographical skills about information education is one of the important themes in new Course of Study.GIS has two definitions, one is Geographical Information System which means computer skills to treat with information, another is Geographical Information Science that means method or way of thinking to control and analyze the geographical information. GIS as education also has "teaching with GIS" and "teaching about GIS". GIS in geographical education plays the important roll of not only developing of geographical skills but also acquiring of problem solving ability and citizenship. Use of GIS in geography class has many advantages, but there are problems too. GIS is an essential content in geographical education and curriculum. For example, geography curriculum in England and Germany, I can find the signification of a geography class with GIS.
広島大学大学院教育学研究科紀要. 第二部, 文化教育開発関連領域