Dalit Lan


Dalit Lan

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 Daliyot 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. The project “Landmarks for Accessible (Built) Environment” promotes geographic literacy, spatial thinking and active citizenship in the context of integrating citizen science in schools. She examines the integration of citizen science in the field of mapping and geo-information in school.

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