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Austria: Links Between Research Institutions and Secondary Schools for Geoinformation Research and Practice

  • Thomas Jekel
  • Alfons Koller
  • Josef Strobl
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Abstract

In this chapter, we discuss the role of links between research institutions and secondary schools in the field of GI-based research. It is argued that both students and researchers greatly profit from this collaboration as part of science education, and that this model may enhance the prospects of GI in secondary education. Three research projects are presented, giving first ideas for a wider application of student-led research at secondary school level.

Keywords

Secondary Education Teacher Training Austrian Curriculum Spatial Thinking Virtual Globe 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of GIScience, Austrian Academy of SciencesSalzburgAustria
  2. 2.University of EducationLinzAustria
  3. 3.Center for Geoinformatics University of SalzburgSalzburgAustria

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