GEOTHNK: A Semantic Approach to Spatial Thinking

  • Marinos KavourasEmail author
  • Margarita Kokla
  • Eleni TomaiEmail author
  • Athanasia Darra
  • Katerina Pastra
Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC)


Spatial thinking has lately been acknowledged as an important ability both for sciences and for everyday life. There is a clear need for enhancing spatial thinking in education and engaging both educators and learners in more critical, inquiry-based teaching and learning methods. In this context, GEOTHNK project is a European effort to propose a scientifically grounded, technologically sustainable, and organizationally disruptive framework for the development of learning pathways for enhancing spatial thinking across education sectors and learning environments.


Knowledge structure Inquiry-based learning model Geospatial thinking Formal and informal education 



Research conducted and presented herein is partially funded with the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union in the framework of the GEOTHNK Project (Pr. no 543451-LLP-1-2013-1-GR-KA3-KA3MP).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cartography LaboratoryNational Technical University of AthensAthensGreece
  2. 2.Cognitive Systems Research InstituteAthensGreece

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