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Fostering geospatial thinking in science education through a customisable smartphone application

Price, S; Davies, P; Farr, W; Jewitt, C; Roussos, G; Sin, G; (2014) Fostering geospatial thinking in science education through a customisable smartphone application. British Journal of Educational Technology , 45 (1) pp. 160-170. 10.1111/bjet.12000. Green open access

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Abstract

Enhanced capabilities of modern smartphones offer the potential to design tools that support new forms of teaching and learning. Increased access to mobile-networked environments and geospatial systems provide opportunities for developing new educational experiences that support a geospatial approach to science, fostering new ways of thinking about science. However, designing effective innovative educational mobile applications remains a challenge. Applications need to be accessible to teachers that are not tech-savvy as well as those that are, foster active learning pedagogies, enable flexible and creative use, as well as fit within the curriculum. This paper describes a smartphone application developed together with pre-service science teachers, designed to be customisable by teachers while supporting a geospatial approach to science education. The design process and trial illustrate application use, how it supports a geospatial approach to science education and raises issues around mobile technologies, teacher pedagogies and adoption.

Type: Article
Title: Fostering geospatial thinking in science education through a customisable smartphone application
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12000
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjet.12000
Language: English
Additional information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Price, S; Davies, P; Farr, W; Jewitt, C; Roussos, G; Sin, G; (2014) Fostering geospatial thinking in science education through a customisable smartphone application. British Journal of Educational Technology, 45 (1) pp. 160-170, which has been published in final form at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjet.12000. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving (http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-820227.html#terms).
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Culture, Communication and Media
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Social Research Institute
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1474981
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