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Profs. Pedar Foss & Rebecca Schindler Co-Author Chapter in Understanding Place

May 4, 2007

Understanding Place Foss Schindler.jpgMay 4, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - Pedar W. Foss and Rebecca K. Schindler, associate professors of classical studies at DePauw University, authored a chapter in the new book, Understanding Place: GIS and Mapping Across the Curriculum. The professors' entry is entitled, "Classical Archaeology: Building a GIS of the Ancient Mediterranean," and is based on a project Foss and Schindler led which was funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

"This collection of case studies describes how experienced instructors have used GIS [geographic information systems] within the traditions of a classical undergraduate education, spanning subjects as varied as the natural sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities," notes a publisher's synopsis of Understanding Place. "These stories offer creative ways for teachers to help students analyze, manage, and visualize information by describing how instructors have integrated mapping software into their syllabi, pursued the learning goals of their discipline, and strived to create a realistic learning environment in which students practice inquiry in their fields."

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