03 September 2015

GEOTHNK INTERNATIONAL Closing conference “Educating the future spatial citizens”

Athens, 7 November 2015, Ellinogermaniki Agogi

 

INVITATION AND CALL FOR SHORT PAPERS

 

 

The GEOTHNK Project, the National Technical University of Athens - OntoGeo Research Group, and Ellinogermanki Agogi, invite you to participate at the GEOTHNK International Closing Conference:

 

 

“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

 

  • GEOTHNK Project Participants and Community
  • Educational practitioners of all levels (teachers, tutors, professors, etc.)
  • Academic students, postgraduates and doctorate candidates
  • Adult learning instructors and heads of education departments from private or state institutions
  • Academics, researchers, and teachers

 

Conference Topics

 

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:

 

  • spatial thinking
  • geospatial education
  • geospatial semantics in education
  • ICT platforms for spatial teaching and learning
  • digital agenda for Europe

 

Important Dates

  • The final deadline for submitting the full papers is October 2nd, 2015.
  • Submitted papers will be reviewed and the results will be announced on October 12th, 2015.
  • The Conference will be held on 7 November 2015.

 

Submission Guidelines

  1. Download the Paper Template. You may use the template provided so as to follow the precise writing guidelines. Length of submissions: 4-8 pages.
  2. Send the final paper via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  3. You will be notified about the acceptance of your paper by 12/10/2015.
  4. After a paper has been accepted, and in order to guarantee its inclusion in the conference proceedings, at least one of the paper’s authors needs to confirm their attendance via email.

 

Proceedings

 

The Conference Proceedings will be published and subsequently be available electronically on the GEOTHNK Website shortly after the conference.

 

Registration Fee

 

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.

 

Participants may register on the first day of the Conference in person at the Secretariat or earlier via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

More Information and Updates

 

You can follow updates and get informed about the conference on the GEOTHNK Project Website and the GEOTHNK Community.

04 June 2015

Our GEOTHNK Summer School will be held in Mati, Nea Makri, Greece from the 5th to the 10th July 2015. For more details http://geothnk.ea.gr/

06 March 2015

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.

Workshop Topics

Contributors are invited to submit short papers which topics include, but are not limited to:

  • spatial thinking

  • geospatial education

  • geospatial semantics in education

  • ICT platforms for spatial teaching and learning

  • open resources for geospatial education

  • digital agenda for Europe

  • ...

Organizers

Agile Special Interest Group in Geospatial Thinking (http://www.agile-online.org/index.php/news/262-agile-special-interest-group-on-geospatial-thinking)

GEOTHNK project (http://www.geothnk.eu), led by the National Technical University of Athens - OntoGeo Research Group (http://ontogeo.ntua.gr/)

Workshop Format and Length

There will be a mixture of invited talks, paper presentations, demonstrations, and discussion sessions.

Tentative Agenda


14:00 - 14:10 (after lunch)

Welcome NTUA & ΑGILE

14:10 - 16:00

FIRST SESSION

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

Coffee break

16:30 - 18:00

SECOND SESSION

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

 

18:00

End of workshop


Workshop Chairs

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

Submissions should follow the Agile short paper template (max 2000 words). The template is available under Word 2003 .doc template and word 2010 .docx template

Submissions should be send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. either in word or pdf form.

Important Dates

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.

 

17 November 2014

5 octombrie 2014

GEOTHNK CONFERENCE

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

13 October 2014

Workshop on spatial thinking organized by EA and NTUA on Monday 20 October 2014.  For more visit our event

https://www.facebook.com/events/826988297323148/?context=create&previousaction=create&source=49&sid_create=57893248 (in greek)

 

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