GEOTHNK Closing Conference - Program
November, 7 2015
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 University, Marchev, 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
11:45-13:15 PARALLEL SESSION – FOCUS GROUP WORKSHOP
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 Romania, Popescu M., Casa Corpului Didactic Cluj
The bridging of formal and informal learning context for the development of students’ geospatial skills, Kypriotis E. and Sotiriou S., Ellinogermaniki Agogi
Assessing Spatial Thinking Ability, Charcharos 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 Methodologies, DeMers 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.
Semantic Pathways for Building a Spatially-Thinking Society