Commenced in January 2007
Paper Count: 30184
Web-GIS based Outdoor Education Program for Junior High Schools
Abstract:This study, focusing on the importance of encouraging outdoor activities for children, aims to propose and implement a Web-GIS based outdoor education program for junior high schools, which will then be evaluated by users. Specifically, for the purpose of improved outdoor activities in the junior high school education, the outdoor education program, with chiefly using the Web-GIS that provides a good information provision and sharing tool, is proposed and implemented before being evaluated by users. The conclusion of this study can be summarized in the following two points. (1) A five -step outdoor education program based on Web-GIS was proposed for a “second school" at junior high schools that was then implemented before being evaluated by teachers as users. (2) Based on the results of evaluation by teachers, it was clear that the general operation of Web-GIS based outdoor education program with them only is difficult due to their lack of knowledge regarding Web-GIS and that support staff who can effectively utilize Web-GIS are essential.
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1334672Procedia APA BibTeX Chicago EndNote Harvard JSON MLA RIS XML ISO 690 PDF Downloads 1206
 O. Itoh S., Ida Y. and Nakamura Y. (1998) The Use of GIS in School Education: Trends in the United States and Possibilities in Japan, Theory and Applications of GIS, Vol. 6, No.2, pp.65-70. (in Japanese)
 Ludwig G. and Audet R. H. (2000) GIS in Schools, ESRI Press, 145p.
 Itoh S. and Ukawa Y. (2004) Use of GIS in Environmental Education, Murayama Y. (ed) Practice and Theory of Educational GIS, pp.45-51. (in Japanese)
 Murayama Y. (2004) Establishment of Web-GIS Environmental Information (Application to Schools), Tsukuba studies in human geography, Vol.28, pp.13-26. (in Japanese)
 Bednarz S. W. (2004) Geographic Information Systems: A Tool to Support Geography and Environmental Education? Geojournal, Vol. 60, pp.191-199.
 Demirci A. and Karaburun A. (2009) How to Make GIS a Common Educational Tool in Schools: Potentials and Implications of the GIS for Teachers Book for Geography Education in Turkey, Ozean Journal of Applied Sciences, Vol.2, No.2, pp.205-215.
 Yan W., Sato N., Sakaki D. and Koyama T. (2001) Web-GIS for Environmental Education, Journal of the Center for Information Studies, No.2, pp.29-33. (in Japanese)
 Kerski J. J. (2001) A National Assessment of GIS in American High Schools, International Journal Research in Geography and Environmental Education, Vol.10, No.1, pp.72-84.
 Miura T. and Sasatani Y. (2003) Research on regional environmental studies using Web-GIS, Papers on City Planning, Vol.38, No.3, pp.229-234. (in Japanese)
 Kubota Y., Yamashima K., Nishikawa J. and Tokita Y. (2005) Development of the Expansion Curriculum Using Web GIS for "Change of the Ground" in Junior High School: Consideration of how Changes of the Ground Surface form Shell Mounds, Journal of Earth Science Education, Vol.58, No.2, pp.65-73. (in Japanese)
 Bodzin A. M., and Anastasio D. (2006) Using Web-Based GIS for Earth and Environmental Systems Education, Journal of Geoscience Education, Vol.54, No.3, pp.295-300.
 Yuda M., Itoh S., Uchida H., Kizu Y. and Itou J. (2008) Effectiveness of Cellular Phone GIS in Upper Secondary School Education: From Land Use Study in Geography Class, Journal of Geography, Vol.117, No.2, pp.341-353. (in Japanese)
 Hosoya N. and Yamamoto Y. (2010) Web-GIS based Outdoor Education Program for Elementary Schools. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, Vol.65, 1213-1220, ISSN: 1307-6892, (594-601, ISSN: 2070-3724).
 Hosoya N. and Yamamoto Y. (2011) Web-GIS based Outdoor Education Program as Environmental Education for Elementary Schools. Journal of Scio-Informatics, Vol.4,No.1, to appear.