GeoCapabilities has worked with associate teachers from the UK, Belgium, Czech Republic and the Netherlands. The activities and outcomes of the work of these teachers has been presented as a series of case studies.
Specifically the purpose was to develop a series of learning opportunities with innovative teaching ideas to trial the suitability of the GeoCapability approach with their school students. All the participating associate schools face various long-term challenging circumstances. These involve: location of the region (periphery), economy (higher levels of population poverty; structural changes – e.g., decline of industrial (textile, mining) areas etc.), and society and demography (changing demographics; migrant population; socio-economic deprivation etc.). Obviously, in most of the cases schools face a combination of these challenges.
Each of the project partners, together with his/her associate schools, carried out a case study consisting of planning, teaching and evaluation of lessons on migration to develop social justice. The GeoCapabilities approach was used in all phases.