Open until 17 March 1999
You are invited to contribute to this Internet discussion and influence the debate which will take place at the International Symposium on this topic to be held on 23 March 1999 prior to the Association of American Geographers' Annual Conference in Hawaii.
A set of nine discussion papers has been prepared by delegates to the symposium from Australia, Belgium, Holland, New Zealand, UK and USA. These papers cover international perspectives on a wide range of issues concerning the learning and teaching of geography in higher education. The papers, which are displayed below, are designed to stimulate the discussion. Each paper raises a set of questions on which we would like your views. In most of the papers the discussion questions are grouped together in a separate section.
The main theme of the symposium is: '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:
Please email your comments to Phil Gravestock (firstname.lastname@example.org) indicating clearly whether you are responding:
- How do we establish an international consortium of geography educators in higher education?
- What should its function be and how should it be organised?
- How will it relate to national networks and the International Geographical Union?
- What are the potential advantages and disadvantages?
- What do we mean by internationalising geography in higher education?
- How do we make our activities more effectively international?
- What are the opportunities and what are the barriers?
- How do we promote international understanding and collaboration, while still valuing local and national differences?
- What international sharing and cooperation is desirable?
- What is feasible?
- What can be achieved, by when, and by whom?
All comments will be added to these pages in the section entitled Internet Discussion Comments.
- to a particular question or
- making a general comment about a particular paper or
- commenting on the general theme of the symposium or
- contributing to a point previously raised in the debate.
We hope you enjoy the papers and look forward to hearing from you before 17 March.
Mick Healey and Phil Gravestock
Another relevant discussion paper is Developing the scholarship of teaching geography in higher education by Mick Healey
Page last updated 1 March 1999