Integrating Participatory Action Research and GIS Education: Negotiating Methodologies, Politics and Technologies

$53.17 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Buy Article:

Abstract:

This paper explores some of the unique opportunities and challenges of integrating participatory action research into undergraduate GIS courses, drawing evidence from two undergraduate courses that contributed to a long-term participatory action research project. The author shows that incorporating participatory action research in undergraduate GIS courses can enhance students' learning of fundamental concepts in GIS, as well as their understanding of the social and political construction and impacts of digital spatial data and GIS technologies. As well, this approach can foster critical reflection on research design and methodologies.

Keywords: GIS; active learning; participatory action research; research methods

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03098260802276565

Affiliations: Department of Geography, University of Washington, USA

Publication date: January 1, 2009

More about this publication?
Related content

Share Content

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more