Surveying Education: Facing the Challenges of the Future

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In relation to surveying education there is one big question to be asked: Is the role of the surveyors changing? In a global perspective the answer will be "Yes". There is a big swing that could be entitled "From Measurement to Management". This does not imply that measurement is no longer a relevant discipline to surveying. But it does imply that the focus of the surveying profession is changing from being very much related to doing measurements´to now being increasingly related to management of the measurement processes, the geospatial data, and the property and land-use regimes.

In surveying education there are a range of other challenges to be faced. These relate to the focus on learning to learn; the need for flexible curriculum to deal with constant change; the move towards introducing virtual academy; the demand for creating a quality culture; and the perspective of lifelong learning perspective.

This paper looks into the challenges in some details. It is stated that facing these challenges requires an innovative and adaptable approach to both curriculum design and course delivery within the framework of an overall quality culture. The success will eventually depend on an efficient interaction between education, research, and professional practice.

TitelNavigating the Future of Surveying Education
Antal sider14
StatusUdgivet - 2009
BegivenhedNavigating the Future of Surveying Education - Vienna, Østrig
Varighed: 26 feb. 200928 feb. 2009
Konferencens nummer: 2


KonferenceNavigating the Future of Surveying Education

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