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Special Session:
Spatial Approaches in Innovation Education

Innovation Education has recently attracted increased attention within the secondary education community, mainly in the field of science education, but also in the humanities. This is due to both, the need to support the economy with innovators on local, regional and global scales, and the need for alternative pedagogies to make students more innovative. The spatial dimension of innovativeness, however, has not been dealt with consistently – although it may prove imminently usable in a variety of school subjects from mathematics to biology to economics.

This session asks for contributions that analyze the potential of the spatial approach to foster innovativeness across school subjects. Both theoretical as well as empirical research is welcome, as are evaluated practice examples.

Information: Call for Papers (as pdf-file)


Contributions can either be submitted as full paper, short paper or poster. Any contribution needs to be submitted via the conference submission website until Feb. 1, 2019 and will be subject to double-blind peer review. Authors of accepted full and short papers are invited to present and discuss their papers in the special symposium. For guidelines on submission, please check the Journal Instructions for Authors. Accepted full and short papers will be published in the Open Access GI_Forum Journal. Publication will be online (see The publication is included in Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index. We also invite contributions to a poster session to be held within the symposium. Posters will be published online through the conference website.

Call for Papers is open from October 1, 2018 - February 1, 2019

Call for Poster submission is open from October 1, 2018 - May 1, 2019

Contribution Submission


Please contact Thomas Jekel (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., University of Salzburg) in case you have any questions.

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