Teaching, learning and assessing in geography: a foundation for the future

Hill, Jennifer ORCID: 0000-0002-0682-783X, Walkington, Helen and Dyer, Sarah (2019) Teaching, learning and assessing in geography: a foundation for the future. In: Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Geography. Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, pp. 474-486. ISBN 9781788116480

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Abstract

This chapter synthesises the themes from the book as a whole, identifying four principles that together build a solid foundation for successful teaching, learning and assessment of geography in higher education. These principles are: 1) entering the pedagogic borderlands; 2) embracing partnership working; 3) acknowledging the whole student; and 4) adopting courageous pedagogy. The nature and meaning of each of these principles is outlined, along with their affordances and challenges. The chapter demonstrates that entering the pedagogic borderlands and working in partnership to legitimate emotions as part of holistic and meaningful academic exploration can help reveal to students our disciplinary ways of knowing the world. Being courageous in our pedagogy, taking calculated risks, and working creatively within time constraints and workload pressures, we can ultimately establish more meaningful connections and deeper ways of knowing in our classrooms, over our campuses, in local communities and across the world. Consulting the mass of knowledge presented in this collection, we hope that colleagues will feel more supported in working with students to develop the geocapabilities for responsible global citizenship, both now and into the future.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Borderland space; Partnership; Geocapabilities; Wellbeing; Courageous pedagogy
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GB Physical geography
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human geography. Human ecology. Anthropogeography
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Professional Services > Academic Development Unit
Research Priority Areas: Environmental Dynamics & Governance
Depositing User: Marta Kemp
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2020 16:39
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2020 16:39
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/7832

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