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This course has been created as a result of a collaboration between the School of Environmental Science and the School of Education in Ulster University. Using free online software and freely available data, its aim is to introduce teachers to GIS (Geographical Information Systems) software and to develop teachers’ skills in using GIS in the classroom. Ways in which the software can be used, and examples of real classroom activities will be demonstrated. The pedagogy associated with using GIS effectively will be explored and effective ways in which GIS can become an integral part of your teaching and the learning of your students will be examined.

This course is also offered as a module within the PGDip/MEd in Education with Specialisms programme.If you successfully complete this course and then wish to apply for entry to the full programme, then this course, in combination with credits from other PGDip/MEd short courses, would normally exempt you from an equivalent module. You must, however, meet the entry conditions for the full programme.

Entry Requirements: Any undergraduate degree in a relevant area.

Start Date: 25 January 2016

Delivery: This course requires attendance for three evening sessions from 5pm to 8pm in February/March 2016 (dates to be confirmed).

The evening sessions will also be supplemented by online/Web-based teaching.

Assessment: 100% Coursework - One assignment of 3000 words with a GIS-focused lesson with reflective analysis

Location: Coleraine Campus

Credit Points: 10

Cost: £277.50

Cost applicable for UK/EU applicants only. Applicants resident outside of UK/EU should contact [email protected] for a quotation in relation to the cost of the course.

This course is part of a framework of postgraduate professional development opportunities. If you wish, you can study a range of short courses over a period of time and build credit towards the Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development. Once you have successfully completed a combination of short courses worth 60 credits in total, you will be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development. Full details of available courses can be found at

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