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Looking ahead to the future of GeogEd: Creating spaces of exchange between communities of practice

Finn, Matt and Hammond, Lauren and Healy, Grace and Todd, James D. and Marvell, Alan and McKendrick, John H. and Yorke, Lynda (2022) 'Looking ahead to the future of GeogEd: Creating spaces of exchange between communities of practice.', Area, 54 (1). pp. 41-51.


As part of the special issue marking the transition of the Higher Education Research Group to the Geography and Education Research Group, in this final paper we argue that the reformed group has a key role to play in promoting spaces of exchange between the communities of practice that have a stake in the shared endeavours of geography and education. We draw on structured conversations from the group’s launch event, existing literature, and our particular vantage points to identify a range of influences – both heritages that we work with and challenges that we face – that shape the interplay of geography and education in our pedagogical contexts. We argue that the GeogEd Research Group can create spaces of productive exchange between three communities of practice: geographies of education research, geography education research, and pedagogic research. As the research group brings these communities of practice together, it facilitates dialogue, creates new avenues for research, and connects and enhances geography teaching practice across education levels.

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Date accepted:18 December 2020
Date deposited:20 September 2021
Date of first online publication:09 February 2021
Date first made open access:20 September 2021

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