American Journal of Geophysics, Geochemistry and Geosystems
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American Journal of Geophysics, Geochemistry and Geosystems, Vol.1, No.3, Aug. 2015, Pub. Date: Jul. 23, 2015
Assessing History with Mathematical Tools: The Use of GI Systems in Social Sciences
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[01] Robert Ploetz, Municipal Adolf-Weber-Gymnasium, Munich, Germany.
The complexity of everyday structures in today’s world asks for adaptation also in teaching, no matter if in high-schools or at universities. Our educational institutions are especially challenged when it comes to the teaching of interdisciplinary aspects. Digital media have the key role within this topic and teachers must not complain about the ubiquity of content as too distracting. They have to make use of it! This paper shows an example of best-practice which was conducted within a European project amongst five participating schools in five different countries. It shows how mathematical tools, in this case a System for Geoinformation (GI), can be used to utilize historical information and create a historical learning ground at the same time.
Mathematics, Computation, GIS, Digital Maps, Geography, History
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