spiceDigital Mapping Study of a School Environment

Author: Thomas Roche


Implemented in:Slovenia and Portugal

Description: The overall aim of the GP is to use the local environments as outdoor laboratories for the teaching and learning of Environmental Science by using innovative teaching such as a GPS, which allows an interactive collaborative approach. The students are asked to capture data outdoors using a GPS and bring them to the classroom. This initiates the investigation and further observation, examination, predicting, metering, debating, collaborating, concluding and recording on concepts of latitude and longitude, time, speed and distance. The portfolios of personalized maps are exchanged, compared and contrasted, and the conclusions of these activities are packaged, presented and communicated to the school community.

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