Programme of the symposium will consist of paper presentations, panel discussions and workshops. You will be able to join field trips and social programme. Feel free to download detailed programme in PDF version.

Programme overview

Tuesday, August 10

13:15 Conference opening
13:30–14:30 Keynote 1

School geography, achievement, and education debts: What do we owe young people?
Michael Solem

15:00–16:30 Panel discussion

Developing a framework to describe school Geography Curricula around the world
Chew-Hung CHang (Chair), Di Wilmot, Gillian Kidman

16:45–18:15 Workshops

Geographies of Geography Education. Early career researchers’ dialogues
Victor Salinas-Silva, Xin Miao, David Örbring

19:00 Social event


Wednesday, August 11

9:00–10:00 Keynote 2

Connecting everyday knowledge to school knowledge and scholarly knowledge
Tine Béneker

10:30–12:00 Parallel session and Panel discussion

A.1 Parallel session
Chair: Petr Knecht
Czech In-service Geography Teachers Conceptions of Geography Teaching: A Questionnaire Survey
Petr Knecht, Michaela Spurná
Professional vision of geography teaching students
Dana Reznícková, Miroslav Marada, Tomáš Mekota
Investigating between desk instruction: What does the teacher do in inquiry-based geography lessons?
Jeana Kriewaldt, Natasha Ziebell, Lucy Robertson, Shu Jun Lee
Evaluating the impact of professional development on teaching practice
Jongwon Lee

B.1 Parallel session
Chair: Mary Biddulph
Using a social justice framework to consider the application of a GeoCapabilities approach in secondary schools serving young people in less privileged social and economic communities
Mary Biddulph
Bridging the divide: teaching about migration and drawing on academic geography to support the development of the school geography curricula.
Tine Béneker
Teaching about migration using a GeoCapabilties approach – ‘vignettes’ as a way for teachers to connect with disciplinary knowledge
Caroline Leininger, Luc Zwartjes
Evaluating the GeoCapabilties approach to teaching about migration
David Mitchell, Martin Hanus

13:00–14:30 Parallel sessions

A.2 Parallel session: The future of (digital) geography education post-pandemic and the role of EUROGEO
Chair: Rafael De Miguel Gonzalez
Geographical and geospatial competences from school education to higher education: digital skills, empowerment and spatial citizenship
Rafael de Miguel González
Geography, Data, Democracy and Citizenship Karl Donert Ride and smile: geographical education for sustainable development and climate change
Daniela Schmeinck
Lessons learned in the Zoom-sphere during the pandemic lockdown that will be applied in the coming years
Gerry O’Reilly

B.2 Panel discussion: What makes learning geography ‘powerful’? A discussion of the importance of understanding student context
Chair: Michael Solem
Powerful geographical knowledge in practice and with attention to social justice –findings and implications of the Geocapabilties 3 project
Mitchell David, Béneker Tine, Biddulph Mary, Hanus Martin, Leininger Caroline, Zwartjes Luc, Donert Karl
Exploring the use and potential of student aspirations data for making inclusive instructional decisions in geography
Thomas B. Larsen, Michael N. Solem, Richard G. Boehm

15:00–16:30 Parallel sessions

A.3 Parallel session
Chair: Armin Rempfler
Tipping Points – key to a deep understanding of complex dynamic systems by learners?
Armin Rempfler, Janis Fögele, Rainer Mehren
Research on Geospatial Thinking Status of Pre-service Geography Teachers of China
Lianfei Jiang, Yushan Duan
The difficulty of geographical topics and its influence on the incidence of misconceptions
Tereza Kocová, Miroslav Marada
The identification of geography preservice teachers’ misconceptions and their role in the (teacher) education
Lenka Havelková, Martin Hanus

B.3 Parallel session
Chair: Danuta Piróg
How to determine which competences are the key career capital of geography graduates? Methodology and research results
Danuta Piróg
Powerful geographical knowledge in the Finnish matriculation examination
Sirpa Tani
Creating Vignettes for Social Studies Education in Japanese GeoCapabilities project
Takashi Shimura, Kazuyoshi Nakadaira
Quality parameters of Geography teaching
Matěj Vrhel

17:00 Social event

City tour

Thursday, August 12

9:30–10:30 Poster exhibition

Beginnings of networking geography teachers in Slovakia
Stela Csachová
Between Silence and Oblivion: A Geographical Approach to Puerto Rico's Cemeteries
Mónica Muñoz
Cooperation and networking for promoting map education in Japan: A case study of the Asahikawa Children’s Environmental Map Contest
Hyunjin Kim, Ken Kuribayashi
Critical thinking in geography education: discussion, content and inner structure
Tomáš Bendl, Miroslav Marada
Environmental literacy of pre-service teachers is Czech Republic
Jana Petráková
Geographic information systems in primary and secondary education: a systematic review
Darina Mísařová, Mašterová Vendula, Svobodová Hana, Dobrovolná Kateřina
Limits of GIS implementation in geography lessons: A systematic review
Veronika Bernhäuserová, Lenka Havelková, Martin Hanus
Political geography in secondary education
David Hána, Lenka Pavelková, Alexandra Seidlová

Student’s Perceptions of Geography: A Review
Summer geographical camp and preparation for international competitions in Czechia
Lenka Pavelková, Jakub Jelen, Hana Svobodová, Radek Durna
The video study of geography lessons: Which map skills teachers develop in their geography lessons?
Kristýna Štolcová, Martin Hanus
Trends and Issues in Teaching About the Local Environment in Primary Grades in Japan: Focusing on “Living Environment Studies”
Takumi Watanabe, Hiroaki Sakaue
Using social cartography for community resilience skills development: the Inaro proyect and community cohesion post hurricane María
Jenniffer Abreu
Utilisation of Mobile Phones in Geography Teaching: A Review
Nikola Kárníková
Week at Sea: An Effective PBL Strategy to Evaluate Learning Assessment Domains
Elizabeth Dvorsky, Jose M. Longo

10:30–12:00 Parallel sessions

A.4 Parallel session
Chair: Dong-min Lee
Why and how do narrative-based geospatial technologies (ESRI Story Maps) contribute to the regional geography education for preservice geography teachers?
Dong-min Lee
Geography class development for the reading map with AR
Yoshiyasu Ida, Satoru Itoh, Masataka Tamekuni, Yoshihiro Ugawa, Hiroaki Akimoto
Agent based modelling in secondary schools: the opinion of geography teachers
An Steegen, Lore De Winter, Anton Van Rompaey
The Adoption of Geospatial Technologies for Teaching Geography at Latin American Universities
Alejandro Cascante Campos

B.4 Parallel session: Measuring the Implementation of ESD into Formal Education
Chair: Péter Bagoly-Simó
Measuring ESD Implementation
Ingrid Hemmer, Steven Mainka
Education for Sustainable Development in German Teacher Training
Rafael Labanino, Armin Lude, Marc Drognitz, Mark Ullrich, Johanna Hartmann
Trying Too Hard? School Geography’s Contribution to ESD
Johanna Hartmann, Péter Bagoly-Simó, Marc Drognitz, Mark Ullrich

13:00–14:30 Parallel sessions

A.5 Parallel session: Pilot study of mosquito distribution in school environments and possible mitigation recommendations for school authorities
Chair: Maria del Carmen Zorrilla-Lassus
Transdisciplinary research methodology for the study of mosquitoes in school environments
Maria del Carmen Zorrilla-Lassus
Use of drone technology to study the mosquito environment and the location of traps in the geometry course
Jaime Abreu Ramos
Use of Geographic Research Information and Spreadsheets for Probability and Statistics Teaching
Jose Plaza-Sánchez
Risk Assessment and Geographical Analysis for the Mosquitoes Distribution at the University of Puerto Rico High School
José Seguinot-Barbosa

B.5 Parallel session: Environmental and sustainability education (ESE) in educational media
Chair: Matthias Kowasch
Does sustainability education lead to better geographical knowledge? – Case studies from Germany
Péter Bagoly-Simó
How geography primary school textbooks deal with sustainable development? – A comparative case study between France, Italy and Romania
Philippe Charpentier, Georgeta Stoica
Education for Sustainable Development and Post-Socialist School Geographies. A Hungarian Case Study
Andrea Farsang, Péter Bagoly-Simó
Indigenous Knowledge and Sustainability Education in New Caledonian Textbooks
Angélique Stastny, Matthias Kowasch

15:00–16:30 Parallel sessions

A.6 Parallel session
Chair: Jongwon Lee
Adaptive testing principles in map skills development: an online tool
Martin Hanus, Lenka Havelková, Karolína Fenclová, Tereza Kocová, Veronika Bernhäuserová, Kristýna Štolcová
Exploring the online class experience and perception of the secondary geography teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic in South Korea
Jongwon Lee
The integration of cooperative learning principles for the optimal management of online self-directed learning environments
Christo Van Der Westhuizen, Elsa Mentz
An empirically -informed learning progression for teaching and learning climate change in Singapore’s school geography
Chew-Hung Chang, Geok Chin Ivy Tan

B.6 Parallel session
Chair: Shigefumi Nagata
Geography Lessons as ESD to deepen cultural understanding through communication about the value of world heritage
Shigefumi Nagata
Connecting Southeast Asia with Orangutan to save environment?: Revisiting the importance of resources in world geography
Eje Kim
Teaching about sustainable development goals: an experience with first year Geography students
Maria Helena Esteves
Teaching global change in geography, a challenge. The French case.
Florence Giry, Perrin Eliane

16:45–18:15 Parallel sessions

A.7 Parallel session
Chair: Yusan Duan
Geography and Neuroscience: Methodological approach for the development of students' spatial learning
Iara Rosa Bustos
Introducing Place-based Education to Rural Geography Education in China: Why and How
Xin Ai, Yushan Duan
Fieldwork around the world: A systematic mapping review
Tereza Češková, Hana Svobodová, Radek Durna, Anna Hricková, Jana Petráková, Lucie Grebíková

19:00 Social event

Conference Dinner

Friday, August 13

8:30–10:00 Parallel sessions

A.8 Parallel session
Chair: Caroline Leininger-Frezal
An Introduction to the Compilation of Geography Textbooks in Secondary Schools in Shanghai, China from the Perspective of Key Competence
Yushan Duan
Teaching resources through experiential geography
Cédric Naudet, Caroline Leininger-Frezal
Teaching Reform Practice of "Secondary School Geography Curriculum Standards and Textbook Analysis" in China: An Attempt of Cooperative Development of East China Normal University and Yunnan Normal University
Lin Li
Building and Implementing an International PhD: From Issues to Problems. The case of Erasmus Mundus doctorates (2009-2013)
Magali Hardouin

B.8 Parallel session: Teaching Primary Geography: Setting the Foundation
Chair: Gillian Kidman
Cultural Perspectives in primary geography
Niranjan Casinader
Inquiry-based practices in primary geography
Gillian Kidman
The role of geography in promoting a media literacy in Primary School
Daniela Schmeinck
Spatial thinking in primary geography
Sarah Witham Bednarz, Injeong Jo, Euikyung Shin

10:30–12:00 Parallel sessions

A.9 Parallel session
Chair: Niranjan Casinader
Symbolic Territories of Translation Technologies
Iulia Mihalache
The lack of gender inclusive education in the Social Studies curriculum in the public schools of Puerto Rico and the effects on the female inclusivity in the Geography Department in the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus
Jesus Colón, Wilnelia Benitez
Geography educators and the teaching of cultural understanding: reclaiming disciplinary significance through transcultural capacity
Niranjan Casinader

B.9 Parallel session
Chair: Erlend Eidsvik
The non-transparent redefinition of geography in Norwegian education
Erlend Eidsvik
Differences in self- and peer assessment of preservice geography teachers’ contribution in a problem-based learning activity
Aubrey Golightly
India: Geography Teaching at Elementary Stage in Schools
Aparna Pandey
Binational Collaboration Through Geographic Inquiry
Alex Oberle, Fabian Araya

13:00–14:30 Parallel sessions

A.10 Parallel session
Chair: Petr Trahorsch
Influence of visuals from geography textbooks on children's conceptions of selected physical-geographical phenomena
Petr Trahorsch, Jan D. Bláha
Image and geography: photographic production as a methodological instrument in geographical education
Gabriel Carvalho, Linovaldo Lemos
Image and geography: photographic production as a methodological instrument in geographical education
Linovaldo Lemos, Gabriel Carvalho
‘Geojournalism’ – a Growing Movement and its Application to Geography Education
Mark Stephens, T. Emre Yildirim

A.10 Parallel session
Chair: Michael Solem
Insights, challenges and achievements of SANGO – the South African National Geography Olympiad
Clinton David van der Merwe
Between Imaginaries and the Reality of Brazilian Geography Teachers Life
Rejane Rodrigues
How to reduce a discipline: The fate of geography in the recent Norwegian curriculum renewal
Erlend Eidsvik
Geography teachers’ initial training in Portugal: in the aftermath of the Bologna Declaration
Fernando Alexandre

15:00 Conference closing