Athens, 7 November 2015, Ellinogermaniki Agogi
INVITATION AND CALL FOR SHORT PAPERS
“Educating the Future Spatial Citizens”
The conference will be held on 7 November 2015 at the facilities of Ellinogermaniki Agogi in Pallini (Attica - Greece) in conjunction with the 8th International Conference in Open and Distance Learning (ICODL2015).
Conference Contributors and Audience
The Conference will mainly focus in presenting the outcomes of the GEOTHNK Project. However, contribution by educators & researchers working on relevant issues around the world is encouraged and expected, therefore contributors are invited to submit short papers which topics include, but are not limited to:
The Conference Proceedings will be published and subsequently be available electronically on the GEOTHNK Website shortly after the conference.
The GEOTHNK Closing Conference is free of charge. However, if participants wish to attend the 8th International Conference in Open and Distance Learning which will be taking place at the same time as GEOTHNK, they will pay the registration fee that applies to this. More details at the ICODL2015 Website.
More Information and Updates
AGILE 2015 - 18th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science, Lisboa, Portugal, 9-12 June, 2015.
WorkshopTitle: Geospatial Thinking: Research, educational and societal aspects
Workshop Date: 09/06/2015
Time: 14:00 - 18:00
Venue: SANA Metropolitan Hotel, Lisbon, Portugal
INVITATION AND CALL FOR SHORT PAPERS
What is common in tasks such as reading a map, finding your way in a shopping mall, interpreting a diagram, and understanding the spatial distribution of a phenomenon or the association of places and events? They are all tasks that rely on a mental skill called spatial or geospatial thinking, an important ability for sciences and everyday life.
The goal of this workshop is to promote the value of spatial thinking and suggest ways to enhance it. We envision that this workshop will provide insights on the research questions that relate to geospatial skills, how geospatial thinking can be integrated in education and to what extent the level of spatial awareness influences societal activities.
On behalf of the AGILE SIG on Geospatial Thinking and the GEOTHNK Project, we invite you to participate at the Workshop: Geospatial Thinking: Research, educational and societal aspects.
The development of geospatial thinking skills is the key to the increase of highly skilled citizens not only regarding geospatial disciplines (such as Geography, Environment, Geology, Cartography, etc.) but also in social sciences and humanities. The objectives of the workshop are to present the main aspects of geospatial thinking towards building a geospatially thinking society.
Contributors are invited to submit short papers which topics include, but are not limited to:
geospatial semantics in education
ICT platforms for spatial teaching and learning
open resources for geospatial education
digital agenda for Europe
Agile Special Interest Group in Geospatial Thinking (http://www.agile-online.org/index.php/news/262-agile-special-interest-group-on-geospatial-thinking)
Workshop Format and Length
There will be a mixture of invited talks, paper presentations, demonstrations, and discussion sessions.
14:00 - 14:10 (after lunch)
Welcome NTUA & ΑGILE
14:10 - 16:00
14:10 - 14:40 "Geospatial Thinking: Research, Education and Societal Challenges", Marinos Kavouras, NTUA [pdf]
14:40 - 15:00 "GI@School - Learning and Communicating with Geotechnologies", Vanessa Joy Anacta, WWU Münster [pdf]
15:00 - 15:20 "Scale and Context for Differentiating Spatial and Geospatial Thinking", Diana Sinton, USGS [pdf]
15:20 - 15:40 "Teaching Spatial Thinking from Interdisciplinary Perspectives - Spatial Thinking 2015 at COSIS 2015", Heather Burte, Tufts University [pdf]
15:40 - 16:00 "The Esri-AAG Geomentor", Joseph Kerski, ESRI [pdf]
15:30 - 16:00
16:30 - 18:00
16:30 - 17:00 "The GEOTHNK platform", Eleni Tomai, NTUA [pdf]
17:00 - 18:00 "Setting the AGILE SIG Agenda: Major research challenges on spatial thinking", Brainstorming session - all participants
End of workshop
Chair: Prof. Marinos Kavouras, National Technical University of Athens, AGILE Council member
Co-chair: Prof. Lars Bernard, University of Dresde Germany, AGILE Council co-chair
Submission deadline: 24/04/2015
Notification of acceptance: 04/05/2015
The workshop is open to all interested. Its cost will be covered by AGILE's GEOTHNK project. There is no fee for the participants. A certificate of attendance will be issued at the end of the workshop.
Workshop material including invited talks and accepted short papers will be made available from the workshop website. In the case of large interest and significant contributions, the possibility of publishing a special journal issue will also be explored.
SCIENCE EDUCATION CONFERENCE organized by Casa Corpului Didactic Cluj on 5 November 2014 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. For more, visit our event http://ccd-cj.blogspot.ro/2014/11/conferinta-educatie-prin-stiinta-2014.html
Workshop on spatial thinking organized by EA and NTUA on Monday 20 October 2014. For more visit our event
Semantic Pathways for Building a Spatially-Thinking Society