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Teaching geography for social transformation

Wellens, Jane; Berardi, Andrea; Chalkey, Brian; Chambers, Bill; Healey, Ruth; Monk, Janice and Vender, Jodi (2006). Teaching geography for social transformation. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 30(1) pp. 117–131.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03098260500499717
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Abstract

This paper considers how higher education geography is a discipline that can make a significant contribution to addressing inequality and engaging with the agenda for social change. It adopts the view that the teaching of geography can promote social transformation through the development of knowledge, skills and values in students that encourage social justice and equity. The paper explores how teaching about social transformation is closely interlinked with teaching for social transformation and considers some of the pedagogical approaches that might be used to achieve these. It considers how the lack of diversity of higher education geography teachers impacts on these issues before moving on to consider how the nature of different higher education systems supports or constrains geographers' abilities to teach for social transformation. Finally, the paper ends by asking individuals and geography departments to consider their commitment to teaching for social transformation.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0309-8265
Keywords: teaching for social transformation; inequality; social change; geography curriculum
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Item ID: 2691
Depositing User: Andrea Berardi
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:47
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/2691
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