Geography & Education

Synergy between research, education and impact.

Geographical literacy (geo literacy) refers to the ability to build and apply geographical knowledge, understanding and skills. It bridges geographical skills to the global challenges of today and tomorrow. Geography contributes to our understanding of major challenges central to the planetary future such as climate change, globalisation, migration, pandemics and increasing inequality.

As a basic school subject, Geography has the potential to teach every citizen to be geo literate in thinking about society-nature relationships and environmental futures. Building on a solid research tradition, we design and carry out research aimed at fostering geo literacy, improving educational practices and increasing impact.


For individual members of this research section, please see the staff listing.

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