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Spatial Analysis in the Social Science Curriculum: Enhancing Undergraduate Learning

July 15-20, 2007: Santa Barbara, CA

Participants should arrive in Santa Barbara on Saturday, July 14th. The first class is in Ellison Hall, Room 2620 at 9:15am on Sunday, July 15th. [Campus Map][Graphic Agenda]

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Meals

Breakfast (July 15-21) - Carrillo Dining Commons
Sunday      8:00-9:00am
Monday      7:00-8:15am
Tuesday     7:15-8:30am
Wednesday 8:00-9:00am
Thursday    8:00-9:00am
Friday        7:15-8:30am
Saturday    8:00-9:00am

 

11:30-1:30pm

Lunch (July 14-20) - De La Guerra Dining Commons (DLG)
(except Saturday, July 14 @ DLG, 11:30-12:30pm)

 

5:30-6:30pm

Dinner (July 14-20) - Carrillo Dining Commons
(except Monday and Thursday, 5:00-6:00pm)

 

     
Sunday, July 15: Introduction, Motivation, and Project Planning
9:15

Welcome and Introductions

Don Janelle

10:15

Integrating Spatial Perspectives into Undergraduate Social Science Education

Stuart Sweeney

11:15

Break

 

11:30

Project Planning and Student Assessment

Background Reading (password protected):
Analyzing Heritage Landscapes with Historical GIS: contributions from problem-based inquiry and constructivist pedagogy (1.75MB)
SPACE Curriculum Design project (99kb)

Fiona Goodchild
Stacy Rebich Hespanha
Stuart Sweeney

12:15

Lunch with Instructors

 

1:30

The Challenge of Spatial Social Science

Background Reading (password protected):
The Challenge of Spatial Social Science (9.5MB)
Institutional Opportunities and Constraints (4.6MB)

  • GIS methods in social science research and education.
  • Thinking spatially in the social sciences.
  • Discussion

Mike Goodchild

3:15

Break

 

3:30

Introducing GIS and Peer Interaction

Background Reading (password protected):
Data Classification PDF (2.1MB)
Exercises:
Introduction to ArcGIS

Kirk Goldsberry
Jeff Howarth

5:30

Workshop Dinner with Instructors (Carrillo Dining Hall)

 

6:30

Reception and Poster Session *
(West Campus Commons)

 

     
Monday, July 16: Spatial Social Science and GIScience
9:15

Geographic Information Systems/Science: Basic Concepts of GIS (3.4MB)

  • Nature of spatial processes and their representation in GIS
Background Reading (password protected):
Representing geography (12.7MB)
The nature of geographic data (19.3MB)
Georeferencing (11MB)
Uncertainty (8.9MB)
Query, measurement, and transformation (14MB)
Descriptive summary, design, and inference (14MB)
Spatial modeling with GIS (8MB)

Mike Goodchild

10:30

Break

 

10:45

Learning and Assessing Spatial Thinking (5. 7MB)

Background Reading (password protected):
Problem-Solving in a Case-Based Course: Strategies for Facilitating Coached Expertise (1.9MB) Problem-Based Learning in Geography: Towards a Critical Assessment of its Purposes, Benefits, and Risks (1MB)
Activities to Develop a Spatial Perspective among Students in Introductory Geography Courses (866kb)
Integrating GIS into the Undergraduate Learning Environment (922kb)
Spatial Thinking and Problem-based Learning (745kb)
Behaviorism, Cognitivism, Constructivism: Comparing Critical Features from an Instructional Design Perspective (392kb)

Fiona Goodchild
Stacy Rebich Hespanha

12:15

Lunch

 

After
Lunch

Computer Lab (laptop software checks, data checks, lab logistics)

 

1:15

Structured Lab:ArcGIS I: Data Structures / Data Sources / Mapmaking

Kirk Goldsberry
Jeff Howarth

3:45

Break

 

4:00

Parallel Electives *

Open Computer Lab

Staffed by:
Kirk Goldsberry
Jeff Howarth

Choropleth Maps with ArcGIS

 

8:00pm

Open Discussion - location to be determined

 

     
Tuesday, July 17: Spatial Analytic Methods in Social Science Instruction
6:00am

Hike with Mike - Foothills of Santa Ynez Mountains

 

9:15

Spatial Analytic Methods (exploratory / descriptive / inferential)

  • Point data: SS methods / applications
  • Area data: SS methods / applications
  • Interaction data: SS methods / applications
Background Reading (password protected):
GeoDa: An Introduction to Spatial Data Analysis (524kb)
Under the Hood. Issues in the Specification and Interpretation of Spatial Regression Models (172kb)
Materials (password protected):
Animations (5.2MB)

Stuart Sweeney

10:30

Break

 

10:45

Spatial Analytic Methods (exploratory / descriptive / inferential)

  • Spatial analytic methods in social science research and education.
  • Added-value from spatial analytic methods
  • Spatial autocorrelation and relation to social science theories
  • Classroom demos versus student assignments / labs
  • Discussion

Stuart Sweeney

12:00

Lunch with Instructors

 

1:15

Structured Lab: GeoDa: Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis

  • Reading ESRI Shape files and variable construction
  • EDA and ESDA utility and interpretation
  • Inferential pattern analysis / spatial autocorrelation.

Stuart Sweeney
Kathryn Grace
David Folch

3:45

Break

 

4:00

Parallel Electives *

Open Computer Lab

staffed by:
Kirk Goldsberry
Jeff Howarth

R Language and STARS (space-time analysis of regional systems)

  • Spatial econometric theory; Spatial error and spatial lag models
  • Specification tests and model interpretation
  • GeoDa application: Hedonic real estate model

Stuart Sweeney
Kathryn Grace
David Folch

5:00

Workshop Debriefing

 

     
Wednesday, July 18: Cartography / Visualization in Social Science Instruction
6:00am

Surf with Stuart

 

9:15

Cartographic Visualization in Social Science Instruction

Background Reading (password protected):
Sample evaluation criteria for maps PDF (20kb)
The Selection of Class Intervals PDF (1.5MB)
On Grouping for Maximum Homogeneity PDF (593kb)
Map Making for Social Scientists PDF (9.1MB)
Choropleth Maps with Class Intervals PDF (241kb)

Kirk Goldsberry

10:45

Break

 

11:00

Structured Lab: ArcGIS II: Topics in Cartographic Communication

 

Kirk Goldsberry
Jeff Howarth

12:30

Lunch

 

Afternoon

Free Time in Santa Barbara (options depending on interest; consult with Stacy Rebich Hespanha)

Open Computer Lab

Limited Staff Support

Consultation with Faculty

To be arranged

8:00pm

Open Discussion - Location to be determined

 

     
Thursday, July 19: Spatial Interaction, Pedagogy, and Project Development
9:15

Issues in Teaching and Learning
Chair: Fiona Goodchild
Panel: Stuart Sweeney, and three workshop participants

 

10:45

Break

 

11:00

Movement and Flows

  • Flow representation and mapping
  • Discussion
Background Reading (password protected):
Links:

Tobler's Reprinted Articles on Migration

Waldo Tobler

12:15

Lunch with Instructors

 

1:30

Introducing Spatial Perspectives in Undergraduate Teaching: Institutional Opportunities and Constraints

Discussion with
Mike Goodchild

2:30

Parallel Electives *

Open Computer Lab

Kathryn Grace
David Folch
Kirk Goldsberry
Jeff Howarth


Flow Mapper Implementation

Background Reading (password protected):
Links:

Tobler's Space Talk

Waldo Tobler

3:30

Consultations with Instructors

F. Goodchild
M. Goodchild
S. Sweeney
W. Tobler

     
Friday, July 20: Project Presentations / Closing Session
9:15

Participant Presentations and Peer Feedback

  • 8 minute presentation, 4 minute discussion
    (maximum of 10 PowerPoint slides)
  • Peer review for each participant

 

12:00

Lunch

 

1:15

Participant Presentations and Peer Feedback

  • 8 minute presentation, 4 minute discussion.
  • Peer review for each participant

 

3:15

Break

 

3:30

Participant Presentations and Peer Feedback

  • 8 minute presentation, 4 minute discussion.
  • Peer review for each participant

 


Participant Presentations
The following presentations are password protected

 

4:30

Closing Comments

Don Janelle
Stuart Sweeney
Fiona Goodchild

6:00

BBQ Dinner and Workshop Certificates (Location to be arranged)

 

     
Saturday, July 21: Participants Depart Santa Barbara

* Definitions

Project Planning / Goal Setting - Workshop participants are expected to work on a project related to their curriculum and course development. This will be the basis of a final presentation from each participant towards the end of the workshop.
Poster Session - Describe who you are and your role at your home institution. Discuss your interest in spatial analysis and provide examples of how you may have or would like to incorporate spatial analytic perspectives in the undergraduate curriculum. Posters will be the focus for participant and instructor interaction at the reception on the first day of the workshop.
Parallel Electives - Participants may choose options that best reflect their interests and needs. Topics for parallel sessions are flexible and may be suggested by participants at any time during the workshop. These will allow for small-group and more in-depth treatment of topics than would be possible in larger groups.

 

 

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