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Analysis of geospatial data of Morogoro Urban: lessons for educationists and researchers

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dc.contributor.author Kira, E. S.
dc.contributor.author Sumari, N. S.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-16T07:20:28Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-16T07:20:28Z
dc.date.issued 2019-05
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.suanet.ac.tz:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/2810
dc.description Conference Proceedings: The 1 st International Conference on Innovative Education and Policy Reforms for Industrial Economy in Africa, pg 630-649 en_US
dc.description.abstract There has been a growing need of scientists to utilize geospatial data in a variety of fields of study due to the advancement of ICT as a tool for both gathering and analyzing geospatial data. As Geographic Information System (GIS) gains momentum, the use of geospatial data becomes prominent in education especially in subjects that deal with place and space processes such as geography. Unfortunately in developing countries propagation of GIS in education is of low pace partly because of less utilization of ICT and ICT based technologies in teaching and learning. In order to address the problem of underutilization of geospatial data in education teachers‘ knowledge, skills and motivation for using GIS data needs to be reinforced. This paper shows why the use of geospatial data in geography is necessary. It shows how teachers and students in schools can be both supported and motivated to use geospatial data with reference to analysis of information based on satellite images of Morogoro urban district. The paper shows the way these geospatial data can be used to address various questions raised for each topic in geography at advanced level secondary school. The discussion part shades light on the path that needs to be followed by policy makers to mobilize efforts of educationists and other experts in geography, mathematics, statistics and ICT based disciplines. The efforts should focus on gathering and analyzing more of GIS data and also simplify their accessibility by classroom teachers so that they can improve their classroom practice and outdoor learning avenues. The foreseen challenges and the role of individual stakeholders to advance the uses of GIS data in education are also highlighted. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher ResearchGate en_US
dc.subject Geographic Information System (GIS) en_US
dc.subject Geospatial data en_US
dc.subject Teaching and learning en_US
dc.subject Geography en_US
dc.subject Morogoro en_US
dc.title Analysis of geospatial data of Morogoro Urban: lessons for educationists and researchers en_US
dc.type Conferencce Proceedings en_US
dc.url : https://www.researchgate.net/publication/332866478 en_US


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