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GPS tracking of some Northern Ireland students - patterns of shared and separated space: Divided We Stand?

Roulston, Stephen and Young, Orna (2013) GPS tracking of some Northern Ireland students - patterns of shared and separated space: Divided We Stand? International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 22 (3). pp. 241-258. [Journal article]

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URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10382046.2013.817722

Abstract

Northern Ireland is a fundamentally divided society and there is evidence of the two main communities there, Protestant and Catholic, leading essentially separate lives. These divisions are reflected in the largely segregated residential patterns for the communities and in the separate schooling that most of them experience. This paper examines these divisions and the young people’s perceptions of their impact. GPS tracking devices are used to explore the patterns of movement of some young people, and the effectiveness of this method of recording spatial mobility is examined. These devices seem only recently to be becoming a technology that Geography teachers would consider using in their classrooms and in the field to support learning and to develop an interest in GPS and other spatial technologies. It is argued that there are many potential uses of the devices by Geography teachers.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:GPS, education, Northern Ireland, sectarianism, segregation, technology, tracking
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education
Faculty of Social Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Education
Institute for Research in Social Sciences
ID Code:26474
Deposited By: Dr Stephen Roulston
Deposited On:01 Aug 2013 09:57
Last Modified:12 Sep 2013 14:54

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