GeoCapabilities Phase 3 aims to explore how a GeoCapabilities approach can help young people to access powerful geographical knowledge.
It does so by focusing on the topic of migration, and supporting teachers to draw from the discipline of geography, their students’ needs and creative teaching strategies as they plan, teach and evaluate lessons.
Previously, the GeoCapabilities 2 project has sought to apply a capabilities approach to a subject discipline, and in so doing to reposition the contribution of the discipline (Geography) to the education of young people. Phase three (Geocapabilties 3) has extended the work completed in phase two by focusing on public (state-funded) schools serving young people living in less privileged social and economic circumstances, often the most challenging learning environments. The topic of migration was chosen being richly geographical, an important issue for everyone now and in future and also being resonant with social justice.