GEOTHNK Closing Conference Program

GEOTHNK Closing Conference Program







SATURDAY, November 7, 2015 – ELLINOGERMANIKI AGOGI, Pallini-Attica, Greece

9:00-9:20          Arrival of participants and registration

9:20-9:30          Welcome - Kavouras M., GEOTHNK Project coordinator

9:30-10:00        Invited presentation 1:  Trends and concerns in science education, Lazoudis A., Ellinogermaniki Agogi

10:00 -11:30     1ST SESSION, Chair: Popescu M., Aguilar-Moreno E.

GEOTHiNK paradigm in students’ education at Shumen UniversityMarchev, D., Pavlova, N., Nedelcheva, S., Vladev, D.,  Radeva, V., Borisov, B., and Harizanov, K., Shumen University

The role of spatial thinking in supporting cross-cutting concepts in education, Darra A., Kavouras M., Kokla M., and Tomai E., NTUA

The importance of spatial thinking abilities, Herman P. and Pripon D. M., Casa Corpului Didactic Cluj 

The GEOTHNK Community: An open, collaborative educational environment to promote innovation in spatial thinking, Matzakou I., Kolovou L., and Ramfos A., INTRASOFT

11:30-12:00      Coffee break

12:00-13:15      2ND SESSION - Chairs: Tomai E., Lazoudis A.

The use of ICT and IBSE for the development of spatial thinking through Physics lessons, Lung L. D. and Mateescu D.Z., Casa Corpului Didactic Cluj

Geographic Information Need to Know (GI-N2K): towards a more demand driven geospatial workforce education system, Aguilar Moreno E., Casteleyn S., and Huerta Guijarro J., AGILE - UJI

Enhancing Spatial Intelligence in Children with Visual Impairments: The use of Tactile Maps for the exploration of the potential for education, orientation, and navigation, Stylidi M. and  Katsoulis P., Special Primary School for the Blind of Athens


13:15-14:30 Lunch

14:30-15:00      Invited presentation 2: Semantics, Networks and Technology: When Learning Pathways incorporate Cognitive Concept Maps, Pastra K., CSRI

15:00-16:15      3RD Session – Chairs: Reimers C., Marchev, D.

Implementation and Validation of Spatial Thinking Learning Pathways Piloted in RomaniaPopescu M., Casa Corpului Didactic Cluj

The bridging of formal and informal learning context for the development of students’ geospatial skillsKypriotis E. and Sotiriou S., Ellinogermaniki Agogi

Assessing Spatial Thinking AbilityCharcharos C., Kokla M., and Tomai E., NTUA

16:15-16:45      Coffee Break

16:45-17:15      Invited presentation 3: Categorical Boundary Analysis: Sorting Out Terminology and MethodologiesDeMers M. N., New Mexico SU, USA (tele-presentation)

17:15-18:00      Round table discussion: Next challenges in Spatial Thinking and Education - Chair: Kavouras M.

18:00               FAREWELL

The program can be downloaded from here.



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