Education pedagogy for spatial science praxis

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Young, Frank R.. 2005. "Education pedagogy for spatial science praxis." Bellman, Chris, Cartwright, William and Shortis, Mark (ed.) 2005 Spatial Sciences Institute Biennial Conference: Spatial Intelligence, Innovation and Praxis (SSC2005). Melbourne, Australia 12 - 16 Sep 2005 Melbourne, Australia.
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Education pedagogy for spatial science praxis

Presentation TypePaper
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AuthorYoung, Frank R.
EditorsBellman, Chris, Cartwright, William and Shortis, Mark
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the 2005 Spatial Sciences Institute Biennial Conference 2005: Spatial Intelligence, Innovation and Praxis (SSC2005)
Number of Pages10
Year2005
Place of PublicationMelbourne, Australia
ISBN0958136629
Conference/Event2005 Spatial Sciences Institute Biennial Conference: Spatial Intelligence, Innovation and Praxis (SSC2005)
Event Details
2005 Spatial Sciences Institute Biennial Conference: Spatial Intelligence, Innovation and Praxis (SSC2005)
Event Date
12 to end of 16 Sep 2005
Event Location
Melbourne, Australia
Abstract

In preparedness for work environment policy, technology and professional application challenges, professional
education must enable students to determine learning opportunities that best suit their personal and professional
needs. The diverse needs for professional practice within the geospatial (surveying and mapping) profession have
defined a requirement for new approaches and multiple varied work oriented learning opportunities.
The Spatial Science profession is embracing needed change to reflect specific changes imposed by the current and
perceived future professional practice and social environment (Young, 1994 and Young, 2004). The University of
Southern Queensland has a unique suite of undergraduate study options from which individuals can choose to enter
the spatial science profession. The opportunity to choose on-campus and off-campus delivery modes of study, and to
move freely between these modes and different qualification levels, realises the dilemmas facing emerging and future
professionals and employers. Similar opportunities are also available for higher degrees candidates, other
professionals and continuing professional development.
This paper will concentrate on examining the major criteria and benefits of the new user-defined technical and
professional education Spatial Science programs developed at the University of Southern Queensland. The praxis of
these programs will emphasise a particular effective teaching pedagogy that strongly motivates learning and
inculcates desired problem solving techniques, lateral thinking, teamwork and communication attributes. The paper
will also demonstrate the application of the graduate's professional skills in meeting the challenges in spatial science.

Keywordseducation, pedagogy, spatial science, flexible learning
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390303. Higher education
390113. Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
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