The Netherlands: Introduction and Diffusion of GIS for Geography Education, 1980s to the Present

Tim Favier*, Joop Van Der Schee, Henk J. Scholten

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Abstract

The digital revolution is one of the most important trends in education in The Netherlands, and digital maps and GIS are seen by geographers in The Netherlands as essential for enriching geography education. Modern secondary education in The Netherlands emphasizes the development of knowledge as well as skills and attitudes. The attention to learning through inquiry-oriented problem-solving activities around authentic issues using real-world data is growing. GIS fits very well into this development.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Perspectives on Teaching and Learning with GIS in Secondary Schools
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Pages169-177
Number of pages9
Volume9789400721203
ISBN (Electronic)9789400721203
ISBN (Print)9400721196, 9789400721197
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2012

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