SKILLS GAINED AND THEIR SIGNIFICANCE IN TEACHING WITH OR THROUGH GIS
- Education, geographic information systems (GIS), problem solving, self-directed learning, spatial thinking skills
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Teaching through geographic information systems (GIS) is of major importance and cannot be overlooked as it is a useful tool in assisting students to gain a set of assorted skills. This systematic review article analyses some of the skills developed in teaching and learning through GIS and takes a fresh look at the significance of the skills gained. According to the results, teaching through GIS distinctively indicates the development of skills such as problem solving and spatial thinking, which can foster self-directed learning as well. This review article is, therefore, aimed at informing educators, curriculum developers and policymakers on considering GIS as one of the important tools to be promoted in different curricula of education