Studying Teacher Confidence in Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in the Classroom based on the Professional Development Experience
Millsaps, Lisa Tabor
The Grosvenor Center for Geographic Education
GIS has a growing place in the K-12 classroom but it is not used nearly as often as it could be. Pre-service and in-service teacher education can be augmented by the inclusion of hands-on experience in how to use GIS in teaching. This research analyzes teacher confidence and perceptions before and after an applied GIS education workshop series. The findings also explore benefits and enhancements from GIS education teacher trainings that meet multiple times.
geography, geography education, GIS education, professional development, teacher confidence, teacher education
Millsaps, L.T. (2016). Studying teacher confidence in using geographic information systems (GIS) in the classroom based on the professional development experience. Research in Geographic Education, 18(1), pp. 41-56.