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Instructional Development Award Recipients

Several undergraduate instructors who attended the 2004, 2005, 2006, or 2007 SPACE workshops were awarded funds to continue their efforts in integrating spatial analysis into their course curriculums. These pages showcase their achievements. See the full recipient list.

Linda Loubert

Affiliation: Institute for Urban Research, Morgan State University
Workshop Attended: Spatial Analysis in the Social Science Curriculum: Enhancing Undergraduate Learning, UCSB, 2006
Accomplishment: Provided exposure to the value of geospatial science to multidisciplinary faculty and students

Notable Achievements in Her Own Words

Part of my pedagogy is to show students that, although they may not have recognized it, they are already thinking spatially. For example, to make students aware of spatial similarities and differences in a familiar environment, students first are encouraged to freely talk about their hometowns. Subsequently, they are ask to deepen this discussion after gathering statistics on American Fact Finder. Only after these preliminary steps do I begin my lectures on GIS and present to them GIS lab exercises where they learn technical functionalities.

Presently, I am also working with an undergraduate student in political science whom I have taught some fundamentals of ArcMap to map racial data from the past presidential election. Our goal is to show outcomes by state and the resulting significance for African Americans.

Materials

GIS Workshop Agenda   (9kb)

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