Here is our fourth thought from the SEAD White Papers – is the new mapping part of the new identity ?
Anu Joy provides a number of suggested actions to overcome art-science obstacles in India and take advantage of new Opportunities.
PS Annick Bureaud just sent me this link to an app that allows you to point your cell phone at an aeroplane in the sky
and tells you where the aeroplane is from and where it is going. Check out the GIS at
Meanwhile here is Anu Joy’a thought proving SEAD White Paper:
MAPPING SPACE: INTRODUCING GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS IN INDIAN SCHOOL CLASSROOMS
Coordinator: Anu Joy
FULL PAPER AVAILABLE AT:
This proposal explores the potential of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) as an instructional tool that can support authentic inquiry practices in school classrooms. GIS can be used as a pedagogic tool in school classrooms that can help children conduct systematic investigations on their familiar everyday world and create databases on regional specificities in collaboration with their peers, teachers and experts of various disciplines. One of the larger goals of this proposal is to develop research-based content and innovative pedagogies for multidisciplinary teaching-learning in schools that take into account the nature of the learner, of the learning process and of the subject matter. The paper reflect briefly the current status of technology-enabled learning in Indian school classrooms and suggests actions on implementing GIS as an instructional tool as part of the regular Indian school curriculum.
FULL WHITE PAPER AVAILABLE AT:
As part of the NSF SEAD Study on how to enhance collaboration between arts/design/humanities with
science/engineering we are posting abstracts of the 100 white papers received. We solicit comment
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