Teaching about Changing Places

Millennium Footbridge Lowry Centre and Victoria Point apartment block, Salford Quays

For many years now, ‘place’ and place theory have formed a significant part of undergraduate study in the UK. And most teachers who have graduated in geography since 2000 will have studied aspects of place at university. This is just one way in which a gap has existed between school geography and Higher Education Institutions […]

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Are we there yet?

Stones, close-up --- Image by © Ocean/Corbis

My students have finished summer exams and we are now in the half term of trips, collapsed timetables, university visits and various other extracurricular activities. This means that contact time with my classes becomes increasingly sporadic and random. Additionally, the lack of any impending assessment and the distraction of warm, sunny days (on occasion!) has meant […]

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Topophilia – the love of place… and its geographical connections

Castlerigg Stone Circle, near Keswick

Writing in the Times Higher Education , Danny Dorling and Carl Lee argue that “the real essence of geography isn’t ‘the facts’, but the ability to join them together to create something greater than the sum of the parts”. This idea of joining together different parts of geography was emphasised by current GA President Steve Rawlinson at the GA Conference as he chose his […]

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