Looking ahead to the future of GeogEd: Creating spaces of exchange between communities of practice

Matt Finn*, Lauren Hammond, Grace Healy, James D. Todd, Alan Marvell, John H. McKendrick, Lynda Yorke

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Abstract

As part of the special issue marking the transition of the Higher Education Research Group to the Geography and Education Research Group, in this final paper we argue that the reformed group has a key role to play in promoting spaces of exchange between the communities of practice that have a stake in the shared endeavours of geography and education. We draw on structured conversations from the group’s launch event, existing literature, and our particular vantage points to identify a range of influences – both heritages that we work with and challenges that we face – that shape the interplay of geography and education in our pedagogical contexts. We argue that the GeogEd Research Group can create spaces of productive exchange between three communities of practice: geographies of education research, geography education research, and pedagogic research. As the research group brings these communities of practice together, it facilitates dialogue, creates new avenues for research, and connects and enhances geography teaching practice across education levels.
Original languageEnglish
Article number12701
Number of pages11
JournalArea
Early online date9 Feb 2021
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 9 Feb 2021

Keywords

  • communities of practice
  • geographies of education
  • geography and education
  • geography and education research group
  • geography education
  • pedagogic research

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