What's the big deal? Resource and pedagogical implications of teaching geography to non-geographers

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This paper introduces the theme of 'teaching geography to non-geographers'. It is set against the context of learning and teaching with the 'Other' in geography. At the outset a working definition of a 'non-geographer' is provided. The resource and pedagogical implications arising from teaching geography to non-geographers are then outlined. Finally, the contributions to this broader debate from the five case studies that comprise this JGHE symposium are summarised.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-223
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Geography in Higher Education
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2001



  • teaching geography
  • geographical education
  • benchmarking
  • geography departments
  • geography students

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