The project develops a methodological approach that will support learners (students, university students and adult learners) to apply spatial thinking and purposefully address spatial concepts, across all curricular areas and at any developmental level. This approach will help them grasp the interdisciplinary character of fundamental spatial concepts. On the other hand, it will ground the coherence of the curriculum, reveal interrelations among disciplines and apply fundamental reasoning and thinking to everyday life developing problem-solving skills of the target groups. Up to now, disciplines in the curriculum seem as isolated islands bearing no relation to each other and are often taught as a catalogue of irrelevant terms. The project will change this view in teaching since it will enable linking of knowledge across disciplines.

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STUDENTS

students

 

For students, GEOTHNK offers the opportunity to be involved in innovative learning activities in pedagogically structured and scaffolded learning spaces that are extended with social communication facilities.

 

TEACHERS

 

For teachers, teachers trainers and university students, GEOTHNK offers pedagogical "plug, share, and play" through a Web-based interface and a community framework to disseminate best practices and find mutual support. A modular approach and innovative pathways that crosscut the boundaries between formal and informal learning settings promote a seamless incorporation of numerous open educational resources into the classroom.

SCIENCE CENTER EDUCATORS

Science Center Educators

 

For science center educators, GEOTHNK provides open interfacing solutions to easily prepare learning pathways for their communities, construct their virtual didactic counterparts, and share them with teachers and researchers in the field.

 

ADULT LEARNERS

adults-learners

 

For adult learners (e.g. science centres visitors), GEOTHNK offers the opportunity to be involved in innovative learning activities that builds on the strengths of both formal and informal learning that are extended with social communication facilities.

Semantic Pathways for Building a Spatially-Thinking Society