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Day - 1

April 24th, 2013 Wednesday

07.00 – 23.00 - Participants’ arrivals and registration - 19.00 – 20.00 Gala dinner - Event opening, piano recital

Day - 2

April 25th, 2013 Thursday Attention: There will be simultaneous translation for the presentations in Hall 1. 07:00 – 08:00 Breakfast 08.00 - 09.00 Opening : Introduction of the participating organizations 09:00 – 09:15 Coffee Break 09.15 – 10.15 - Hall 1 Jamuna MURTHI, AFS India Keynote speech 10.15 – 13.00 - Hall 1 School day at Işık Ayazağa High School Students’ presentations on participating countries, Lesson visits by participants 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch 14.00 - 16.00 - Hall 1 Anna Maria HAAS EFIL- European Federation for Intercultural Learning, Belgium

“Intercultural Learning in Schools”

14.00 - 15.00 - Hall 2 Elena KSENOFONTOVA, AFS Russia

“The Process of Teaching a Foreign Language Including Geography and Cultural Learning as the Basic Background Knowledge” 15.00 - 16.00 - Hall 2 Marina LOGAN, AFS Hungary “Couch Surfing - the Global Group of Friends” 16:00 - 16:30 - Coffee Break 16.30 - 18.30 - Hall 1 Anna Maria HAAS EFIL- European Federation for Intercultural Learning, Belgium

“Intercultural Learning in Schools” 16:30 - 17:30 - Room 1 Biljana BANJAC, AFS Serbia

“The Amazing River Tisa in Serbia” 17:30 - 18:30 - Hall 2 Jhonny Viana BORGES, AFS Brazil

“Geography in Action: Away to Learn Having Fun!” 18:30 - 19:30 Transfer to host families’ houses


Day - 3

April 26th, 2013 Friday 07:00 – 08:00 Breakfast 08:00 – 13:00 City tour 13:00 – 15:30 Field trip Turkish Geographical Society (Lunch included) 16:00 – 18:00 Turkish culture workshop @ Isik Schools Marbling, Miniature, Calligraphy, Kaatı

Day - 4

April 27th, 2013 Saturday 08.30 - 09.00 - Registration 09.00 - 09.30 - Opening Ceremony

09.30 - 10.30 - Hall 1 Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eyüp ARTVİNLİ

Geography Education Research Associate, London University, Institute of Education, UK “Curriculum Reform and Geography Education in Turkey: the gap between theory and practice” 10.30 - 10.45 - Coffee Break 10.45 - 11.45 - Hall 1 Mary BIDDULPH

School of Education, University of Nottingham, UK “Mind the gap: Young People’s Geographies, School Geography and Filling the Space(s) Between Them” 10.45 - 11.45 - Hall 2 Abdullah Burak KEDERSİZ

9 Eylül University -Izmir Geography Information System- Master Degree student “A different View into Geography : Geographic Information Systems” 11.45 - 12.00 - Coffee Break 12.00 - 12.30 - Hall 1 Oya AYMAN

Editor of Local Issues National Geographic - Turkey “Media’s Responsibility for Spreading Awareness of How To Save the Planet Earth. What Does National Geographic Do About it?”


Day - 4

April 27th, 2013 Saturday

12.30 - 13.30 - Lunch 13.30 - 14.30 - Hall 1

13.30 - 14.30 - Hall 2

Prof. Dr. David LAMBERT

Vedat ATASOY

London University, Institute of Education, UK “A short history of school geography in England, with special emphasis on the relationship between two ‘Big Ideas’: Geography and Education”

Founder of İz TV, Journalist, Radikal Newspaper “Documentary”

14.30 - 14.45 - Coffee Break 14.45 - 15.45 - Hall 1 Prof. Dr. Martin HAIGH

Oxford Brookes University, UK “Global Citizenship and Affective Geographical Education” 15.45 - 16.00 - Coffee Break

16.00 - 17.00 - Hall 1

16.00 - 17.00 - Hall 2 Serdar KILIÇ

Prof. Dr. Vladimir S.TIKUNOV

M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia “Experience of Education in the Field of Sustainable Development (Geographical Aspect)”

Wild Life Specialist “How To Be Modern Evliya Çelebi”

17.00 - 17.15 - Coffee Break 17.15 - 18.15 - Hall 1 Fatih TÜRKMENOĞLU

Producer, CNN Turk TV “What a Traveller Discovers” 17.15 - 18.15 - Room 1 Erika GALAMBOSNE, AFS Hungary

“Jeopardy for Geography” 17.15 - 18.15 - Room 2 Bert AELTER, AFS Belgium (French)

From “Oh NO” to “Oh YES, Another Foreign Student in my class!” Integrating exchange students in your classes 17.15 - 18.15 - Hall 2 Emily POPE, Latasha WILSON English teachers in Turkey through Fulbright program

“They Call Me Hocam: Experiences Teaching English Across Turkey” 17.15 - 18.15 - Room 3 Kemal AKALIN

Beşiktaş Anadolu Lisesi Geography teacher “Thinking With Six Hats.”


Day - 5

April 28th, 2013 Sunday

09.00 - 10.00 - Hall 1 Ömer MADRA

Journalist, Author, International Law Lecturer “The Effects of Global Warming” 09.00 - 10.00 - Hall 2 Mehpare SÖZENER

Traveller “Cultural Differences From Peru to Tahiti” 10.00 -10.15 - Coffee Break 10.15 -11.15 - Hall 1 Prof. Dr. Mikdat KADIOĞLU

Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Aerodynamics and Space Science “Climate Risk Management” 11.15 -11.45 - Coffee Break 11.45 -12.45 - Hall 1 Güven İSLAMOĞLU

Producer, CNN Turk TV “Green Nature” 11.45 -12.45 - Hall 2 Óttar ÓLAFSSON & Hildur JONSDOTTIR, AFS Iceland

“Ice and Fire Lecturers” 11.45 -12.45 - Room 1 Nallini BHALLA, AFS India

“Greenovators - a Revolution in Small Steps” 11.45 -12.45 - Room 2 Effah Nana YAW, AFS Ghana

“Environmental Hazard, the Role of Culture” 12.45 - 13.45 - Lunch 13.45 - 14.45 - Hall 1 Nasuh MAHRUKİ

Co-founder and President of AKUT and the first Turk on Everest, Author, World’s youngest climber to complete ‘Seven Summits’ project “The Effect of Geography on Nations and Cultures” 14.45 - 15.00 - Coffee Break


Day - 5

April 28th, 2013 Sunday

15.00 - 16.00 - Hall 1 Prof. Dr. Christiane MEYER

Hanover Leibniz University, Institute for Science Education, Germany “Geography Teaching and Learning in Germany – Focusing on Cultural Understanding and Diversity’’ 15.00 - 16.00 - Hall 2 İlhan Oğuz AKDEMİR

Fırat University Geography Department , Elazığ - Academic “The Problem of Innovation in Turkish Geography Education Programmes’’ 15.00 - 16.00 - Hall 3 Mehmet Akif GEZER

İstek Özel Kaşgarlı Mahmut High School Geography Teacher “Geography For Life, Not For Exams’’ 16.00 - 16.30 - Coffee Break 16.30 - 17.30 - Hall 1 Alper DALKILIÇ

The explorer to cover four deserts on four continents “New Geographies: 4 Continents, 4 Deserts, 4 Ultra Marathons and Beyond” 16.30 - 17.30 - Room 1 Nivedita SIBBAL, AFS India

“Water Crisis - Where and Why? Can We do Something About it?” 16.30 - 17.30 - Hall 2 Glauber COSTA, AFS Brasil

“Interactive Methods in Geography Lessons”


Spectrum of Education II 24 - 27 April 2013