Annual Conference Theme

Inclusive Geographies?

In 2017 the GA’s Annual Conference will return to the University of Surrey, Guildford, on Thursday 20–Saturday 22 April.

My theme for the 2017 Annual Conference is Inclusive Geographies? The posing of a question is deliberate here, because I hope that the Conference will be an opportunity to engage, at all levels and in all guises, in some careful examination and consideration of the extent to which and in what ways school geography is, can be and should be for all. For me there are three key questions to consider:

1. Is school geography inclusive, for teachers and students, and how can it be made more so?

2. How can we extend the reach of the subject and support the development of the interface between school and academic geography?

3. How can school geography support young people’s engagement with and participation in matters of local-global significance?

In pursuing these questions I hope the Conference will consider how we engage a range of education professionals in the geography education process and how the subject itself is inclusive of a range of different aspects of the discipline.

Mary Biddulph
GA President 2016–17

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