GeogEd: A New Research Group Founded on the Reciprocal Relationship between Geography Education and the Geographies of Education

West, Harry, Hill, Jennifer ORCID: 0000-0002-0682-783X, Finn, M, Healey, R.L., Marvell, Alan D ORCID: 0000-0001-8363-0793 and Tebbett, Natalie (2022) GeogEd: A New Research Group Founded on the Reciprocal Relationship between Geography Education and the Geographies of Education. Area, 54 (1). pp. 24-32. doi:10.1111/area.12661

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In 2019 the Higher Education Research Group (HERG) formally became the Geography and Education Research Group (GeogEd). What may appear as a simple change in name masks a renewed understanding of the synergies between geography education (at all levels) and the geographies of education. In this paper we contextualise that change through the relationships between the two inter-related fields. We suggest that these fields are integrally linked, iteratively and reciprocally, and that research across both is vital for a truly holistic understanding of each. We reflect on the discussions and process of forming the new Geography and Education Research Group, which we trust is sensitive to the historic remit of HERG while being inclusive to those working in geography and education beyond HE. We conclude by looking ahead to a renewed, inclusive and progressive Research Group, aspiring to be more diverse and enabling fruitful discussions across the geography and education nexus.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Geography education; Geographies of education; Geography and education; Geography & Education Research Group
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education and Science
Research Priority Areas: Place, Environment and Community
Depositing User: Susan Turner
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2020 11:51
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 08:57

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