Education Group

Education Committee

The Geographical Association's Education Group (EG) oversees the educational work of GA volunteers, covering all phases from foundation through to post-16 and Initial Teacher Training, as well as its international work and activities in areas such as Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC).

The Education Group's functions include:

  • formulating the educational policy of the GA and ensuring that provision is made for all aspects of geographical education
  • guiding the GA Governing Body on priorities for the educational work of the GA
  • overseeing, setting priorities for, and co-ordinating the actions of its sub-groups (Phase Committees, Special Interest Groups, Communication Boards, Working Parties)
  • taking action on education and professional matters identified by EG itself or its sub-groups, the GA Governing Body or other GA Officers.

EG meets formally three times a year, usually in January, May and September.

Education Group members are all elected or appointed from the GA membership and comprise a Chair, a Vice Chair, GA President, GA Senior Vice President, GA Junior Vice President, and the chairs of EG's sub-groups (Phase Committees, Special Interest Groups and Communication Boards). Current EG sub-groups are:

Phase Committees

Early Years and Primary Phase Committee

Secondary Phase Committee

Post-16 and HE Phase Committee

Special Interest Groups

Assessment and Examinations Special Interest Group

Fieldwork and Outdoor Learning Special Interest Group

Information and Communications Technology Special Interest Group

Independent Schools Special Interest Group

International Special Interest Group

Physical Geography Special Interest Group

Sustainability and Citizenship Special Interest Group

Teacher Education Special Interest Group

Welsh Special Interest Group

Communication Boards

Conference Board
Publications Board
Geography Editorial Collective
Teaching Geography Editorial Board
Primary Geography Editorial Board

Phase Committees, Special Interest Groups and Working Parties meet separately, usually once a term, to concentrate on their special areas of interest. Outcomes can include new publications, special CPD events, responses to Government Consultations, representation to other organisations and the initiation of action on educational and professional issues.

Communication Boards meet at least once a year.

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