Social Justice is the concept that will underpin the work of the project. Whilst it is a concept that has been much examined in education more generally (Unterhalter and Brighouse, 2015), work pertaining to a socially just geography curriculum is limited. Weeden (2012) reports on significant inequalities in young people’s access to geography education in inner city communities in England.
GeoCapabilities 3 seeks to answer 2 main questions:
1. Is there a social justice dimension to GeoCapabilities? and:
2. How can a GeoCapabilities approach benefit schools (teachers/ pupils) in challenging (socio-economic) circumstances towards the goal of ‘powerful knowledge for all?