Dalit Lan is a doctoral student under the joint guidance of Associate Prof. Ayelet Baram-Tsabari from the Faculty of Education in Science and Technology and Dr. Sagi Dalyot from the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Technion, and a member of the TCSS (Taking Citizen Science to School) research center.
Dalit’s Ph.D. research addresses citizen science as a promoter of geographic literacy at school. She leads the integration of the citizen project “Landmarks for Accessible (Built) Environment” in schools. This project promotes geographic literacy, spatial thinking, and active citizenship in participating students, as they map urban areas and support calculation of optimal walking paths for visually impaired people. Dalit also researches how relevant geographic literacy is for day-to-day decision-making. In the research, “The Geography of COVID-19”, she studies students’ and adults’ interpretations of COVID-related geographical information.
Dalit teaches geography at middle school and high school levels, and is a teacher educator at the Department of Geography at Oranim College. She has co-authored geography curricula for grades 5-9 for the Israel Ministry of Education.
Dalit received her B.A. and M.A. from the Department of Geography at the University of Haifa. Dalit’s M.A. research project, supervised by Prof. Arnon Soffer, dealt with groundwater as part of the peace agreements between Israel and Jordan and Israel and the Palestinians. Together with Prof. Soffer, Dalit co-authored a high school geography textbook entitled “Geography of the Middle East: Changes towards the 21st Century”.