AGILE Special Interest Group on Geospatial Thinking
AGILE’s Special Interest Group on Geospatial Thinking was established in June 2014 in the framework of the GEOTHNK research project (http://www.geothnk.eu). Spatial thinking is considered as a key ability for STEM disciplines. The goal of this initiative is to promote geospatial thinking in education and suggest ways to enhance it functioning as the central node, bringing together representatives from all education levels (both formal and informal); this way the initiative will set the building blocks for creating a spatially-aware society.
The SIG will coordinate and disseminate research efforts towards developing appropriate educational modules for teaching geospatial concepts and evaluating the level of spatial awareness in societal activities. Advantage will be taken by AGILE’s involvement in the GEOTHNK research project to support the exploitation of its results. This could include promoting and presenting work on geospatial thinking in sessions and workshops of the AGILE annual conference, organizing summer schools, getting involved in other EU Projects, and publishing special editions.
Contact: Marinos Kavouras (