Internationally, geography in schools takes different forms and enjoys varying status. Furthermore, geography in school is sometimes perceived to be lacking intellectual rigour and occasionally even expendable.
The GeoCapabilities project provides a robust framework for describing the value and worth of school geography
This website therefore aims to:
Enable critical reflection on the teaching of geography at the level of goals and purposes
Develop ideas of disciplinary rigour in geography education and to link this effectively with enquiry pedagogies
Empower in teachers with new understandings of the significance of their role in ‘enacting’ the curriculum
Inspire teachers of geography internationally to take responsibility for ‘curriculum making’ and to learn from each other
Provide examples of curriculum leadership.
A school-teacher partner Richard Bustin explains why the GeoCapabilities project is useful and significant for improving geography education.