The Department of Human Geography and Planning deliberately aims at improving the quality of geography education at several levels by conducting research and developing projects. For higher education as well as the Bachelors’ and Masters’ programmes offered by our department, the emphasis is on internationalisation, on honours programmes and on the role of fieldwork in inquiry based learning. For secondary geography education, research is focused on the relationships between academic and school subject knowledge and educational value of geographical knowledge. Moreover, outreach and training activities help to unlock geographical and pedagogical knowledge for secondary geography teachers and a wider public.
Besides the regular education that is offered, the department shares within the Graduate School of Teaching the responsibility for the Geography Teacher Education programmes (only available in Dutch).