Examining the educative practice with Geographic Information Systems through the teachers’ perspective

Gustavo Nieto, Alexander Siegmund


With the objective of analyzing the frequency of use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in secondary education’s Geography, the kind of programs used, the topics treated and the factors that will predict the teacher’s use of these tools; an online survey was conducted in course 2014-2015 with a sample of 146 teachers. The results showed a sporadic use of Web GIS, self-taught instruction, and that GIS are used to deal with complex spatial problems. As a result it is necessary to simplify the use of GIS, modifying the curriculum and adapting GIS software to increase its use.

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