CGE Lisbon Symposium 2017

Integrating Knowledge and Understanding in Geography Education

Geography education researchers and practitioners from all over the world are invited to participate in the CGE 2017 International Symposium to be held in Lisbon. The symposium will be an excellent occasion to rediscover the beauty and welcoming warmth of Lisbon, one of the best European capitals to visit all year round.

The main theme of the symposium — Integrating Knowledge and Understanding in Geography Education — will be an opportunity to reflect upon the challenges that geography education faces in many parts of the world. Among other topics, the symposium intends to discuss the role of geography in the curriculum, the relations between geography and the social and the natural sciences, the concepts that should frame school geography, or the meaning of geographical powerful knowledge.

The CGE Lisbon Symposium is organised by CEMRI - Portuguese Open University (Centre of Studies on Migrations and Intercultural Relations) in association with the IGU - Commission on Geographical Education (CGE), and in collaboration with the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning of the University of Lisbon (IGOT) and the Portuguese Association of Geographers (APG).

Key Dates

April 1, 2017 Registration starts

May 31, 2017 Deadline for abstract submission

July 30, 2017 Notification for abstracts reviewing results

September 30, 2017 Registration deadline for inclusion of papers in the programme

October 25-28, 2017 CGE Lisbon Symposium

Symposium Detailed Programme

The symposium detailed program is accessible through the link provided below. All delegates can from there plan their participation in the scientific and social activities of the meeting. The symposium Opening Plenary Session will take place at Sociedade de Geografia de Lisboa, on October 25 (17.00 - 20.00), and will include a welcome reception.

The book containing the symposium final programme and the abstracts of the oral presentations and workshops was available to all delegates at the time of registration (Thursday, 26 October). It is now also accessible through the link that follows. The presentations used for Keynotes 1 and 2 are also available online.

Symposium detailed programme and abstracts

Keynote 1 - Maria do Céu Roldão: Knowledge, Curriculum and Education – Levels and Dilemmas of an Epistemological Issue

Keynote 2 - Manuela M. Ferreira & Fernando Alexandre: Geography Education and XXI Century Skills – Challenges for Uncertain Times

The symposium programme includes some activities which will be carried out under the framework of the TIGAS project (Trends in International Geography Assessment Study) — A special panel and a workshop that will take place on Friday, 27 October. For further information on this project please follow de link provided bellow:

TIGAS 2023