From geography department to business school: strategies for transplanting GIS courses between disciplines

Shepherd, Ifan D. H. (2009) From geography department to business school: strategies for transplanting GIS courses between disciplines. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 33 (Supple). pp. 28-45. ISSN 0309-8265

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Abstract

A number of strategies have been adopted for the development and delivery of GIS curricula in various disciplines. The main strategies are described, evaluated and illustrated with reference to recent practice. The author then uses a transplantation analogy to describe the process whereby he adapted his own GIS modules following a move from a modestly sized geography department to a large business school. Several critical questions are posed, including: what is the best strategy for developing GIS courses for business students?; how does one ensure disciplinary and curricular fit in the transplantation process?; and what are the likely reactions and learning experiences of business students who take transplanted modules? Conclusions are drawn on the potential for geographers to assist in the development of GIS courses for other disciplines in the future.

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