FIG Commission 2 - Professional Education

Term 2011-2014

Highlights Commission Chair 2011-2014

Commission 2 has especially worked with the areas of curriculum, learning methodology, education marketing and recruitment, and education assessment. Commission 2 had during this term three Working Groups:

Click picture for bigger format. Prof. Steven Frank
e-mail: sfrank[at]nmsu.edu
  • WG 2.1 – Curriculum and Survey Body of Knowledge that was involved in the Publication of initial Body of Knowledge in US publication SaLIS and had presentation at Rome and Mayaguez
  • WG. 2.2 – Learning and Teaching Methodology, presenting papers in Marrakech, Rome, Mayaguez, Moscow, Tyler, and Kuala Lumpur
  • WG 2.3 – Marketing and Management of Professional Survey Education who presented papers presented in Marrakech, Rome, Tyler, and Kuala Lumpur.

In addition to workshop activities, Commission 2 also reviewed and recommended a series of articles on the Body of Knowledge for Surveying printed in the Surveying and Land Information Science journal. While not covering all aspects of surveying, the articles are good guidelines for developing technical curricula for surveying education programs.

Work Plan

Terms of reference

  • Curriculum development
  • Core surveying knowledge
  • Learning and teaching methods and technologies
  • Educational management and marketing
  • Continuing professional development
  • Networking in education and training

Mission Statement

The mission of Commission 2 is to promote good practices in professional surveying education by:

  • exploring the needs of society and endorsing universities and other educational organizations to develop mechanisms and processes that will help to meet those needs
  • supporting and promoting advances in survey education through identification of core surveying knowledge
  • promoting cooperative ventures in surveying education and research
  • supporting the building of capacity for surveying education in the developing world
  • reinforcing contacts to educational commissions of related professions
  • improving dissemination of information on all of the above

 

 

Work Plan

 
     
Key Documents

Publications

 

Working Groups

Working Group 2.1 - Curriculum and Core Survey Knowledge

POLICY ISSUE

  • Identify the necessary core surveying knowledge and technology for the education in our profession
  • Identify and compare curriculum across universities and countries
  • Identify the necessary changes in curricula due to the changing technology in our profession

CHAIR:

Prof. Bela Markus
Hungary
mb[at]geo.info.hu

 

VICE CHAIR:

Ms. Irina Fartukova
Russia
fut-office[at]miigaik.ru

Working Group 2.2 – Learning and Teaching Methodology

POLICY ISSUES

  • Identify the change in the teaching and learning methodology due to the changing technologies in education and in the professional practice.
  • Make recommendations for future learning methods under specific circumstances (distant learning, off-the-job-training, life-long learning.

CHAIR:

E.M.C. (Liza) Groenendijk
the Netherlands
groenendijk[at]itc.nl

VICE CHAIR:

Reinfried Mansberger
AUSTRIA
reinfried.mansberger[at]boku.ac.at

Working Group 2.3 - Marketing and Management of Professional Survey Education

POLICY ISSUES

  • Some parts of the world exhibit a declining interest by potential professionals in surveying education. Other parts of the world have an interest but few opportunities to pursue surveying education. Commercial aspects of education must be recognized but opportunities for cooperation between educational organizations and a logical, universal approach to promote professional survey education need be developed and shared.

CHAIR:

  Chris McAlister
AUSTRALIA
madamefishfighter[at]rocketmail.com


VICE CHAIR:

Marina Vaskovich
SWEDEN
marina.vaskovich[at]infra.kth.se

Working Group 2.4 - Accreditation and Quality Assurance

POLICY ISSUES

  • Academic accreditation of surveying education programs
  • Mutual recognition of surveying education degrees

CHAIR:

Tim Goodhead
UNITED KINGDOM
tim.goodhead[at]port.ac.uk

 

VICE CHAIR:

Gary Jeffress
UNITED STATES
gary.jeffress[at]tamucc.edu

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