GeoEduc Prof. Dr. Sibylle Reinfried
World in your hand



Selected Presentations

  • Understanding student explanations of geoscience phenomena. Studying student explanations of hydrological phenomena from a 'Knowledge in Pieces' perspective. 11th International Conference on Conceptual Change: "Epistemic Cognition and Conceptual Change" in Klagenfurt, August 30th, 2018.
  • Earth science and Geography - More than just collecting rocks and knowing the countries of the world. Keynote speech at the IGU-symposium 'International Perspectives on Geography and Earth Science Teacher Education 2016' at the University of Education of the FHNW in Brugg-Windisch, Switzerland, September, 26th, 2016.
  • How secondary students develop their understanding of complex and abstract geoscience concepts – an example from hydrological education. Presented at the ESERA Conference in Helsinki, September 3rd, 2015.
  • Analyzing middle school students’ mental model development of abstract geoscience concepts - the example of water springs. Presented at the EAPRIL Conference in Biel, November 28th, 2013.
  • Conceptual change of secondary school students’ mental models of water springs. 15th Biennual EARLI Conference in Munich, August 28th, 2013.
  • Mental model development of the greenhouse effect and global warming – an analysis of secondary students’ learning pathways. Symposium of the IGU-CGE in Freiburg, August, 23rd, 2012.
  • together with S. Tempelmann: Developing mental models of the greenhouse effect – an analysis of students’ learning pathways. Congress of the European Science Education Research Association ESERA in Lyon, September 7th, 2011.
  • together with S. Tempelmann: Analyzing students’ learning pathways to better understand processes of mental model development of the greenhouse effect and global warming. Congress der European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction EARLI in Exeter, September 3rd, 2011.
  • Examining Conceptual Change of the Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming using Cognitive Conflict Strategy in a Constructivist Learning Environment. Conference of the European Science Education Research Association (ESERA), Istanbul, Turkey, September 2nd, 2009.
  • Mental Models and Spatial Cognition: How Visualization Tools Influence the Understanding of the Greenhouse Effect. Conference of the International Geographical Union - Commission on Geographical Education (IGU-CGE). Tsukuba, Japan, August 7th, 2009.
  • together with S. Schuler: Students’ Ideas About Geographical Concepts and Feasible Strategies to Induce Conceptual Change – A State-Of-The-Art of Research Report. Annual Conference of the American Association of Geographers (AAG) in Boston, April 17th, 2008.
  • Education for Sustainable Development in Geography - What the Lucerne Declaration Can Contribute. Proclamation of the Lucerne Declaration on Geographical Education for Sustainable Development. Presented at the plenary assembly of the 31st Congress of the International Geographical Union (IGU). Tunis, Tunesia, August 13th, 2008.
  • Educational Reconstruction of Earth Science Concepts - An Approach to Change Secondary and University Students’ Preconceptions of Groundwater. Presented at the International Geoscience Education Conference in Bayreuth, Germany, September 19th, 2006.
  • European Awareness of Swiss Upper Secondary Students. Presented at the Helsinki Symposium „Innovative Practices in Geography Education“ of the International Geographical Union - Commission on Geographical Education (IGU-CGE). Helsinki, Finland, August 10th, 2001.
  • The Swiss Curriculum Reform and its Impact on High School Geography – A Curricular Change that Promotes Lifelong Learning. 29th International Geographical Congress of the International Geographical Union (IGU). Seoul, Republic of Korea, 18. August 18th, 2000.



List of Presentations (pdf, 135 KB)