using GIS in radical ways | situating GIS practices
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Critical GIS in the classroom
For one academic year, I've attempted a different type of approach to an introductory course in GIS, drawing on various curricular strategies of Nadine Schuurman, Sarah Elwood, Francis Harvey, and Meghan Cope. In this course, students work through introductory technical skills, while simultaneously reading/writing about and discussing the GIS & Society tradition. In this brief post, I'm asking students who participated in this introductory GIS course to reflect on what it means to practice 'critical GIS'.