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Learning GIS in architecture: an educational experience to improve student ICT skills

Author
Garcia-Almirall, Pilar; Redondo, E.; Valls, F.
Type of activity
Book chapter
Book
Handbook of research on applied e-learning in engineering and architecture education
First page
311
Last page
337
Publisher
IGI Global
Date of publication
2015-12
ISBN
978-1-4666-8803-2 Open in new window
DOI
https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-8803-2.ch015 Open in new window
URL
http://www.igi-global.com/book/handbook-research-applied-learning-engineering/129593 Open in new window
Abstract
The introduction of Information and Communication Technology tools in the architectural practice can be challenging. This chapter discusses an educational approach to teach Geographic Information Systems to architecture students in the Barcelona School of Architecture. The methodology uses a combination of theory lectures, worked-out examples with faded guidance using a real-world case of study, and self-directed discovery in a project-based learning activity. The results of pre-course and post-...
Keywords
3D, Architect, Cadaster, Case Of Study, Constructivism, Education, Faded Guidance, GIS, Heterogeneous Class, Landscape Architecture, PBL, Self-Directed Discovery, Urban Planning, Worked-Out Example
Group of research
ADR&M - Architectural, Design: Representation and Modelling
Centre of Land Policy and Valuations

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