Spatial Citizenship Education

I’m delighted to share a chapter with Curtis and Millsaps in this new book from Shin and Bednarz! sce_book

Spatial Citizenship Education: Citizenship through Geography (Shin and Bednarz, 2019) is the inaugural book exploring the contribution of geographic education (and geographic technologies and spatial thinking) to the development of the citizen.  It describes citizenship development through a rich understanding of spatial and geographic narratives. The book includes a history of geographic education as well as theoretical and conceptual elements of the work of geography education. Geography teachers, teacher educators, and GIS education researchers should consider this volume as a critical contribution to their well-rounded library.

 

Chapters include:

  • Conceptualizing spatial citizenship
  • Geography as a social study
  • Geography, capabilities, and the educated person
  • The spatial production and navigation of vulnerable citizens
  • Citizenship education in a spatially enabled world
  • Rediscovering the local
  • Cultivating student citizens
  • Geotechnologies and the spatial citizen
  • Informed citizenry starts in the preschool and elementary grades – and with geography
  • Spatial citizenship in the secondary geography curriculum
  • Spatial citizenship in the geography/social studies teacher education

 

Amazon link to the book.

 

 

Tech Enabled Field Studies, ed 2

We created this book for educators who want to do research with learners –typically IMG_2032
classroom teachers working with their students in Earth Systems or Environmental Science, Geography, or History.  The book would also be useful to those running outdoor education or field research programs for students of all ages; however, as the title suggests, we do focus on tech-enabled methods, tools, and analysis.  Most of the content assumes that the research will be conducted outside or “in the field”. We believe it will provide powerful justification to include these projects in your classes. we believe this volume would make a great addition to any reference library on field research techniques.

Chapters in edition two include:

  • What are field studies and why use them?
  • Designing a field study
  • Data, Data, Data
  • Field Instruments
  • ArcGIS Online and Field Studies
  • Geotagging Images for Field Studies
  • Survey123 Web
  • Creating an Editable Feature Service in ArcGIS Online
  • Editable Feature Services and ArcGIS Desktop
  • Mapping and Data Analysis in ArcGIS for Desktop

To purchase the book, visit Amazon or GISetc.