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Crossing Boundaries

After recent challenges and uncertainties associated with geographical education at all levels, from primary through to secondary and into higher education, I hope the GA’s Annual Conference will be an opportunity for us to indulge ourselves in the subject we are all so passionate about. I have chosen the theme of ‘Crossing Boundaries’ which will enable us:

  • To explore some of the most pressing geographical issues of our time, such as climate change, international migration, energy resources, human security and global inequality, all issues that involve ‘crossing a boundary’.
  • To examine the most recent trends in geographical research. Many of these new research areas are pushing back the intellectual boundaries of our subject. For example, the boundaries between geography and subjects such as environmental science, literature and film, epidemiology, psychology, international relations and economics are being blurred. This is producing new and innovative methodologies and exciting insights into existing and emerging issues. This not only enriches our subject but ensures it remains current and of societal relevance.
  • To investigate the development of geographical curriculum, pedagogy and progression as scholars cross educational boundaries, through key stages at school and into higher education.

I believe we periodically need to appraise what it means to be a geographer, review why geography is important and assess what, as geographers, our broader contribution is to society. I hope that the theme of ‘Crossing Boundaries’ will enable us to do this.

I look forward to seeing you at the University of Surrey in April.

Hazel Barrett
GA President 2013–14

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