This is where you’ll find short descriptions and links of our most recent research projects.
Expedition Greenland – Learning sustainability from the Vikings (2015-17)
A European wide project to investigate the medieval settlement of Greenland in relation to issues surrounding sustainability, climate change and trade.
This is an Erasmus-funded project involving: BAOBAB – Globales Lernen, Vienna; Andreas Joppich, Berlin, Aalborg University; Centre for Design, Innovation and Sustainable Transition; University of Oslo, Museum of cultural of cultural history; The National Museum of Denmark and Edge Hill University, Lancashire. Click for project website (in German).
Co-ordinated by Charles Rawding
The key objective is to create teacher training materials to develop teachers as curriculum leaders … through a ‘capabilities’ approach’. The project embraces diversity in culture and language and in how geography is understood and expressed in national school standards. The capabilities approach helps geography educators in all jurisdictions articulate the relevance and power of learning how to think geographically. Click for project website and review paper.
Coordinated by David Lambert
… draws together filmmakers, artists, activists and students to explore the stories behind – or ‘social lives’ – of the things we buy (groceries, fashion, electrical goods, pharmaceuticals, gifts and more) using a variety of creative and playful means to communicate these hidden relations to wider publics. Click for more
Coordinated by Ian Cook.
Frameworks for Intercultural Learning (2009-13)
Nowadays there is a growing interest in intercultural learning. This website aims to stimulate debate about some of the issues which lie at the core of global intercultural learning. It is designed for teachers, students in training and all those who are interested in intercultural relations. Click for more & research website
Coordinated by Fran Martin.
Young People’s Geographies (2006-11)
… is about making school geography more exciting and relevant to students by involving them in curriculum making and by focusing on their own lived geographies. Young people have their own distinct geographies, often very different to those of adults, and the YPG team believes the learning process will be much richer for students if these geographies are taken into account. Click for more
Coordinated by Roger Firth & Mary Biddulph.