[Reposted from the Esri EdCommunity blog, April 28, 2015]
For the past few years, eight educational researchers have been working to produce the first pre-collegiate agenda for guiding research in geospatial technology education and learning. The product of that labor has recently been published in the Journal of Geography from the National Council for Geographic Education.
Abstract: Knowledge around geospatial technologies and learning remains sparse, inconsistent, and overly anecdotal. Studies are needed that are better structured; more systematic and replicable; attentive to progress and findings in the cognate fields of science, technology, engineering, and math education; and coordinated for multidisciplinary approaches. A proposed agenda is designed to frame the next generation of research in this field, organized around four foci: (1) connections between GST and geospatial thinking; (2) learning GST; (3) curriculum and student learning through GST; and (4) educators’ professional development with GST. Recommendations for advancing this agenda are included.
Author information, metadata, and sample information can be found online at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/265432663_A_Research_Agenda_for_Geospatial_Technologies_and_Learning