The Future of Education

Edition 14

Speaker Profile

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Luc Zwartjes

Institution: Geography Department, Ghent University

Country: Belgium

Board-member/Treasurer of EUROGEO
Chairman of the VLA – Flemish Geography Teachers Association
Director: European Centre of Excellence,, Ghent University, Belgium
Fellow geography of Catholic University Louvain, Belgium.
Teaching assistant & researcher Geography Department, Ghent University, Belgium
Teacher geography Sint-Lodewijkscollege, Bruges, Belgium

Since 1986 Luc has been a teacher of geography. From 1999 until 2011 he was part-time in-service teacher-trainer, specialized in the technical and educational use of ICT in the geography curriculum, with emphasis on e-learning, geographical information (GI), GIS and digital photo & video.
He is member of several (international) organisations that deal with the curriculum and/or the situation of geography and its importance for society and education today.
since 2011 he works half-time as a researcher and, teaching assistant and pre-service teacher trainer at the geography department Ghent University where he is continuing to work in specialist areas including digital earth tools and education. He is also chairman of the Flemish Geography Teachers Association (VLA), a member of the iGeo Task Force, responsible for organizing the International geo Olympiad (for the IGU – International Geographical Union).
Luc is involved in several networks that focus on spatial thinking, in the iGuess project that deals with the introduction of GIS in secondary education and the I-Use project that wants to endorse the use of statistics in education.

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