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A Special Track of Sessions for the 2017 AAG Annual Meeting

Boston, Massachusetts
April 5-9, 2017

Sponsored by the National Center for Research in Geography Education 

The National Center for Research in Geography Education (NCRGE) is a NSF-funded research coordination network headquartered at the AAG and Texas State University. For the 2017 AAG Annual Meeting in Boston, NCRGE is sponsoring organized sessions on the topic of Transformative Research in Geography Education. This is the first of a planned annual series of activities at the AAG Annual Meeting to raise the visibility of research in geography education, grow the NCRGE research coordination network, and provide productive spaces for discussion about geography education research and what makes research in the field potentially transformative. Full session descriptions are available in the AAG Annual Meeting Program.

Thursday, April 6

Poster Session 2120-2220: GIS and Technology
8:00 AM – 11:40 AM in Hall C, Hynes, Second Floor

Panel Session 2423: Design and Development of an International Geography Assessment
1:20 PM – 3:00 PM in Room 303, Hynes, Third Level

Panel Session 2523: Critical Geography and Geography Education: Intersections and Opportunities
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM in Room 303, Hynes, Third Level

Friday, April 7

Panel Session 3521: GeoCapabilities: Developing Teachers and Curriculum Leaders
3:20 PM – 5:00 PM in Room 301, Hynes, Third Level

Paper Session 3563: Teacher professionalization in geography education
3:20 PM – 5:00 PM in Commonwealth, Sheraton, Third Floor

Saturday, April 8

Panel Session 4643: Spatial Thinking, Map Understanding, and Geospatial Technologies
5:20 PM – 7:00 PM in Back Bay Ballroom B, Sheraton, Second Floor

Saturday, April 8: NCRGE SYMPOSIUM ON TRANSFORMATIVE RESEARCH

This full-day symposium focuses on the work of research coordination network members who received 2016 Transformative Research grants from NCRGE. Information about 2017 research funding opportunities will also be shared. The symposium is open to all AAG Annual Meeting participants.

Panel Session 4121: Transformative Research in Geography Education
8:00 AM – 9:40 AM in Room 301, Hynes, Third Level

Panel Session 4258: Best Practices in Project Based Learning and Authentic Experiences for Open Geospatial Education in Secondary Settings
10:00 AM – 11:40 AM in Gardner B, Sheraton, Third Floor

Panel Session 4458: Place and Region in Geography Education
1:20 PM – 3:00 PM in Gardner B, Sheraton, Third Floor

Paper Session 4558: Strategies for Integrating Spatial Skills across Pedagogies and Disciplines
3:20 PM – 5:00 PM in Gardner B, Sheraton, Third Floor

Sunday, April 9

Paper Session 5117: Urban Transformation and Neighborhood Changes
8:00 AM – 9:40 AM in Room 206, Hynes, Second Level

Paper Session 5256: Youth engagement in environmental perception and behavior research
10:00 AM – 11:40 AM in Hampton B, Sheraton, Third Floor

Panel Session 5433: Best Practices for Teaching in a Web-based Learning Environment
2:00 PM – 3:40 PM in Room 313, Hynes, Third Level