Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XXXIX-B6, 13-18, 2012
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XXXIX-B6-13-2012
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19 Jul 2012
DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION USING EARTH OBSERVATION TECHNIQUE
Y. Ito1, Y. Teramoto2, and K. Abe2 1Graduate School of Education, Naruto University of Education, 748 Takashima, Naruto City, Tokushima 772-8502, Japan
2Ateral, Inc., 309 Tokushima Science Center 209-5, Hiraishi-Sumiyoshi, Kawauchi, Tokushima City, Tokushima 771-0134, Japan
Keywords: Technology, Education, SAR, Image, Software, System Abstract. In the present study, we introduce to secondary education an Earth observation technique using synthetic aperture radar (SAR). The goal is to increase interest in and raise the awareness of students in the Earth observation technique through practical activities. A curriculum is developed based on the result of questionnaire surveys of school teachers. The curriculum is composed of 16 units. Teaching materials related to the Earth observation technique are researched and developed. We designed a visual SAR processor and a small corner reflector (CR) as a new teaching technique. In teaching sessions at secondary school, the developed teaching materials and software were used effectively. In observation experiments, students set up CRs that they had built, and ALOS PALSAR was able to clearly observe all of the CRs. The proposed curriculum helped all of the students to understand the usefulness of the Earth observation technique.
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Citation: Ito, Y., Teramoto, Y., and Abe, K.: DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION USING EARTH OBSERVATION TECHNIQUE, Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XXXIX-B6, 13-18, https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XXXIX-B6-13-2012, 2012.

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