The main theme of the symposium will be: 'Developing an international network for learning and teaching geography in higher education'. Among the questions which we need to address, both in general and in relation to specific topics are:
The following organisations are sponsoring the Symposium:
PLAN OF ACTION
A key element of the symposium is the pre-symposium discussions which is taking place on the Geography Discipline Network WWW site (http://www.chelt.ac.uk/gdn). These discussions are based around the pre-written papers.
Each paper has been prepared by three to five individuals from at least two different countries. This should:
PRE-SYMPOSIUM PAPERS AND DISCUSSION
A contextual paper for the discussion: "Developing and internationalising higher education networks in geography", JGHE, Editorial 22 (3) Mick Healey (1998).
Participants have agreed to prepare papers on the following nine topic areas. A few of them cannot attend the symposium (marked*) and some have yet to raise the finance to come.
Theme: 'Developing an international network for learning and teaching geography in higher education'.
The structure of this session is indicative only and is likely to change in response to the outcome of the pre-symposium discussions
|08.30||Welcome: Ron Abler (AAG)|
|HOW DO WE ESTABLISH AN INTERNATIONAL NETWORK?
Practicalities - models for how to internationalise, ideas and funding sources for international projects, form a committee to take forward, agreement on agenda, where and when meet next, who is going to organise?
|10.30||WHAT ISSUES AND PROJECTS SHOULD WE FOCUS ON?
Small group discussions of issues raised by pre-prepared papers. Each group to come with a poster highlighting key points from their paper and Internet discussion including proposed action plan. After examination of the posters delegates will be put into groups to identify the most promising projects to take forward.
|12.00||BUFFET LUNCH SERVED IN ROOM SO PEOPLE CAN NETWORK
(Sponsored by Carfax Publishing Co/Journal of Geography in Higher Education)
|13.00||HOW CAN WE REACH OUR GOALS?
Small groups to develop action plans for taking forward the most promising ideas.
|15.00||WHERE SHOULD WE BE GOING?
Summary of agreed actions. Brainstorming session focusing on benefits of, and overcoming obstacles to, internationalising Geography in HE. Plenary on what have we learnt from the process of setting up and running this symposium.
|Mick Healey||Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education, England|
|Ken Foote||University of Texas at Austin, USA|
|Iain Hay||Flinders University, Australia|
|Phil Gravestock||Geography Discipline Network, Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education, England|
|Osa Brand||AAG Educational Affairs Director, AAG, USA|
DELEGATES CONFIRMED WISHING TO PARTICIPATE (some subject to obtaining funding, all willing to contribute to production of discussion papers)
|Bettina Aten||Bridgewater State College, Massachusetts, USA|
|Bob Bednarz||Texas A & M, USA|
|Sarah Bednarz||Texas A & M, USA|
|Brian Chalkley||University of Plymouth, England|
|Ian Drummond||University of Hull, England|
|Peter Fisher||University of Leicester, England|
|Bob Ford||Westminster College of Salt Lake City, USA|
|Eric Fournier||Samford University, USA|
|Susan Hardwick||South West Texas University, USA|
|Jim Hathaway||Slippery Rock University, Pennsylvania, USA|
|David Hill||University of Colorado, USA|
|Richard Le Heron||University of Auckland, New Zealand|
|Karen Kemp||University of California, Berkeley, USA|
|Jan Monk||University of Arizona, USA|
|Karen Nairn||University of Waikato, New Zealand|
|Teresa Ploszajska||Liverpool Hope University College, England|
|Don Rambadt||University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, USA|
|Eleanor Rawling||Council of British Geography/Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, England|
|Derek Reeve||Huddersfield University, England|
|David Rich||Macquarie University, Australia|
|Geoff Robinson||University of Leicester, England|
|Ifan Shepherd||Middlesex University, England|
|Michael Solem||University of Colorado|
|John Stainfield||University of Plymouth, England|
DELEGATES PARTICIPATING IN PREPARATION OF DISCUSSION PAPERS BUT UNABLE TO ATTEND AT SYMPOSIUM
|Sue Burkill||University College of St Mark and St John, Plymouth, England|
|Joos Droogleever Fortuijn||University of Amsterdam, Holland|
|David Higgitt||University of Durham, England|
|John Lidstone||Queensland University of Technology, Australia|
|Dominique Vanneste||Institute for Social and Economic Geography, Belgium|
WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE TO INTERNET DISCUSSION BUT UNABLE TO ATTEND
|Neil Argent||University of New England, Australia|
|Mike Bradford||University of Manchester|
|Gordon Clark||Lancaster University, England|
|Lorraine Craig||Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers|
|Vince Gardiner||Liverpool John Moores University, England|
|Alan Jenkins||Oxford Brookes University, England|
|Roger Lee||Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, England|
|Ian Livingstone||Nene - University College Northampton|
|Hugh Matthews||Nene - University College Northampton|
|Sylvia Woodhead||Edge Hill College, England|
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