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Going Solo: Students' Strategies for Coping with an Independent GIS Project

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>27/05/2023
<mark>Journal</mark>Journal of Geography in Higher Education
Issue number3
Number of pages18
Pages (from-to)381-398
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date12/04/22
<mark>Original language</mark>English


A GIS project is an effective means of linking learning about GIS and learning with GIS, and it can enhance students’ employability. However, individual project work creates challenges that could result in failed assessment. Here we adopt a mixed-methods approach to examine how students of mixed abilities cope with GIS problems and to reveal the variety of support mechanisms they adopt. We also highlight the moral dilemmas of achieving academic success independently. We conclude that more research needs to be conducted into the way staff promote the graduate attribute of independence while still supporting their students.