Knowledge of Geograhic Information System (GIS) and Possibility of Teaching GIS in Secondary Schools, Kano State, Nigeria

Volume 6 Issue 1
Ahmad Said Abubakar Nura Isyaku Bello
Pages: 41-47 Download Count : 415 View Count: 542 DOI Number 10.55236/tuara.1139945 Facebook Share on Google+ Save to Zotero Save to Mendeley

Abstract:


The aim of this research work is to find out how GIS knowledge could be taught in secondary schools by student teachers. However, descriptive research design where both quantitative and qualitative data were used to describe the phenomena in question. On the other hand, the research population includes all geography student teachers in three Universities situated in Kano State and one-degree awarding institution. However, twenty student teachers were selected from four institution each without considering the population of each institution. Equally, convenient sampling technique was adopted in distribution the questionnaire. Questionnaire was used as method of data collection and data were analysed using thematic approach. Simple statistics such as percentage was used for data analysis and interpretation of result was done using table, charts, etc. Some of the findings are GIS course is not core in all three universities, only in one degree awarding institution (which is compulsory). Most of the student teachers can only teach definition of GIS, importance of GIS, data in GIS and some can only teach raster and vector. Some of the recommendations made include GIS laboratory should be provided, infrastructural facilities should be furnished.

Keywords

  • GIS
  • geography teacher
  • secondary school
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