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The Department of Geography (Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences in the Faculty of Science and Technology) at University of Tartu is the leading geography institution in Estonia, offering also PhD education. Nowadays, the department, in co-operation with other institutions in Estonia and abroad, is introducing computer-aided methods of learning/teaching geography (in particular,e-learning and GIS) into higher and secondary education and working in curricula development.
The ultimate goal of the Centre is to maintain the high reputation of geography as the leader in developing, using and teaching geospatial science and its applications in different spheres of activity.
The main target groups are interested and advanced secondary school students, involved besides of their own school’s activity also via Geography Olympiads, by the actions of The Gifted and Talented Development Centre, and Estonian Geoinformatics Society.
Active school teachers are included into these actions via the Society of Estonian Geography Teachers and by joint project work.