timelineThe project follows these different stages:

  1. Summarize the most important literature on learning lines and spatial thinking  – thus being the basis for the next steps.
  2. Scan the curricula to identify opportunities to introduce GIScience à will be used to develop all materials
  3. Test to analyse the impact of the learning lines on spatial thinking
    1. at the start of the project to establish the zero level, baseline value of their spatial thinking capability.
    2. At the end of each year the test will be done again, thus offering the opportunity to measure the impact of the developing learning line and to adjust if needed.
  4. create the first drafts of learning line, translating them into real learning objectives for selected years (K7 and K10) – taking into account the subjects of the curricual in their country
    1. each year a part of the total learning line will be elaborated.
    2. Include necessary classroom materials,
  5. In the first year of the project, pupils of different ages (K7 and K10) of the partner schools will test the materials and give their feedback and if appropriate their amendements.
  6. The teachers and researchers will rewrite the learning outcomes into a final version.
  7. In the second and third year of the project the same activities will be done for year groups K8-K11 and K9-K12.- same group of pupils will be testing the materials for three years in a row
  8. The final learning lines will be published along with the essential classroom materials, thus facilitating the introduction and implementation.
  9. A publication with amendments for inclusion into the national curricula will be produced and disseminated among the different national ministries of education.