REPRESENTATIVES from Spain, Romania, Belgium and the UK visited us this week for meetings to discuss an Erasmus+ project called GI Pedagogy.
The project’s aim is to provide teachers with the skills and resources they need in order to embed Geographic Information System (GIS) technology into their teaching. The mission of the collaborative project is to support high-quality and innovative teaching that will equip students with the skills they need for a digital future.
Alan Parkinson, Head of Geography at King’s Ely Junior, is leading the project on behalf of King’s. GI Pedagogy is one of the final group of projects to receive Erasmus+ funding before Brexit led to the cancellation of the scheme for schools in the UK.
Mr Parkinson said: “This project is different to other GIS projects in that we are looking at the pedagogy of GIS: how to teach with and about GIS so that students learn effectively using the same ideas that are applied to lessons without technology. We are developing training materials and an online course, as well as carrying out a research review.”
Our seven guests received the usual warm welcome that King’s is renowned for, and they enjoyed Evensong at Ely Cathedral. The next GI Pedagogy meeting will be in Iași, Romania, in the New Year.
For more information about the project, visit: www.gilearner.ugent.be/gi-pedagogy/