S16 Stampa

Geography education’s challenges in response to changing geographies


Gino De Vecchis, AIIG (Italy)
Karl Donert, EUROGEO
Jopp Van Der Schee, IGU-CGE


Our World is changing together with our perception of space and time. We can’t understand the local without referring to the global nor we can’t plan the future avoiding the discussion concerning yesterday’s policies and their effects on the present days. Our World is evolving and growing in complexity because of the infinite new interactions between scales, place and people. To identify the ongoing processes of change is demanding and crucial today more than ever. There is a need for people and students to understand their local environments within the bigger picture of a global changing system.

The first aim of geographical education is to promote this understanding by empowering geographical thinking and doing. Two of the main challenges in this direction are set to provide students a solid and wide spatial perspective that can be flexibly implemented or to improve geography’s potentials through the use of innovative teaching strategies and technologies in both formal and non-formal education either in or out from the class.

Innovative papers on substantial, original, and unpublished research on the main challenges of the geography educations are welcome.

The session is organized and will be moderated by the Italian Association of Geography's Teachers (AIIG) together with the Commission of Geographical Education of the International Geographical Union (IGU-CGE) and with the European Association of Geographers (EUROGEO).

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Slot 1
Chair: AIIG

Presentation n. 1
Title: A New Paradigm in Learning Geography: Building Competences, from Theory to Practice
Author(s): Maria Eliza Dulama

Presentation n. 2
Title: Assessing Competences Characteristic of Geography, from Theory to Efficient Tools
Author(s): Maria Eliza Dulama

Presentation n. 3
Title: Citizenship and Geography education in Europe: from structures to practices
Author(s): Stefano Malatesta, Jesus Granados

Presentation n. 4
Title: The geography education for a global citizenship
Author(s): Igor Sasha

Presentation n. 5
Title: Field Training of Young Geographers in European countries: Twenty Years of Experience
Author(s): Marina Arshinova, Marina Korshunova

Slot 2
Chair: Karl Donert

Presentation n. 1
Title: iGuess 2: Integrating GIS Use in Education in Several Subjects
Author(s): Luc Zwartjes

Presentation n. 2
Title: Mountains as a territorial laboratory for teaching geography
Author(s): Cristiano Giorda, Giacomo Pettenati

Presentation n. 3
Title: The sound of Geography: teaching places through their soundscape
Author(s): Lorena Rocca, Enrico Squarcina, Stefano Malatesta, Roberto Gonella, Alessandro Fagiuli

Presentation n. 4
Title: Practice and Theory in Geography: Experiences from International Collaboration for Teacher Education
Author(s): Gerry O'REILLY

Slot 3
Chair: Joop Van der Schee

Presentation n. 1
Title: Geography education's: a new approach to the urban environment
Author(s): Paolo Rognini Università di Pisa, Matteo Massarelli Università di Firenze

Presentation n. 2
Title: Progress report and perspectives, on geographical education in the light of a survey
Author(s): Judit Üto-Visi

Presentation n. 3
Title: GeoCapabilities: An International Approach to Researching and Improving Teacher Preparation and Leadership in Geography
Author(s): Michael Solem, David Lambert, Sirpa Tani

Presentation n. 4
Title: Developing Workforce Competencies for Social and Environmental Careers: The Role of Graduate Education
Author(s): Michael Solem

Participants will be invited to submit their contributions to the new international magazine "J-Reading, journal of Research and Didactics in Geography", or to the European Journal of Geography.

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