MasterClass in Geography Education

MasterClass in Geography Education : Transforming Teaching and Learning

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MasterClass in Geography Education provides a comprehensive exploration of the major themes in geography education research and pedagogy, drawing on international research. The editor draws together a variety of professional, academic and practitioner perspectives to support professional development of geography teachers. The book incorporates discussion of the place of subject knowledge in geography, the role and function of research in geography education and the relationship between research and practice.
Topics covered include:
- research and professional practice
- constructing geographical knowledge
- ethical considerations
- carrying out research projects

MasterClass in Geography Education will be essential reading for all studying the teaching and learning of geography on PGCE and Education MEd/MA courses.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15.24mm | 422g
  • Bloomsbury Academic
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1472535715
  • 9781472535719
  • 766,688

Table of contents

Part I: Contextualizing
1. Introduction, Graham Butt (Oxford Brookes University, UK)
2. Research in Geography Education, David Lambert (Institute of Education, University of London, UK)
3. Research and Professional Practice, Clare Brooks (Institute of Education, University of London, UK)
4. Part I Discussion, Margaret Roberts (University of Sheffield, UK)
Part II: Constructing
5. Constructing Geographical Knowledge, Roger Firth (University of Oxford, UK)
6. Constructing the Geography Curriculum, Charles Rawding (Edge Hill University, UK)
7. Geography, Research and Theory, Roger Firth (University of Oxford, UK) and Graham Butt (Oxford Brookes University, UK)
8. Part II Discussion, Gemma Collins (University of Birmingham, UK)
Part III: Researching
9. Approaches to Research in Geography Education, Paul Weeden (University of Birmingham, UK)
10. Writing a Research Proposal, Mark Jones (University of West of England, UK)
11. Ethical Considerations, Maggie Wilson (Oxford Brookes University, UK)
12. Part III Discussion, John Morgan (Auckland University, New Zealand)
Part IV: Producing
13. Starting Research, Simon Catling (Oxford Brookes University, UK)
14. Doing Research, Liz Taylor (University of Cambridge, UK)
15. Concluding Research, Gemma Collins (University of Birmingham, UK)
16. Part IV Discussion Graham Butt (Oxford Brookes University, UK)
Conclusion, Graham Butt (Oxford Brookes University, UK)
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Review quote

This comprehensive book provides an exploration of the main themes in geography education, as well as pedagogical insights into the subject * The Times Education Supplement * The list of the book's contributors is impressive and the structure is immediately appealing, being logical and apparently sequential ... Is another book [about geographical education] really needed? I think this book provides such a good synthesis of previous writing, and balances theory and practice so well, that it deserves its place in the research literature ... I would certainly recommend it for teachers embracing, and new supervisors of, Masters' researcher. I learned much from it, despite many years' experience in the field! -- Dr. Margaret Mackintosh * RIGEO - Review of International Geographical Education Online * This is a very welcome new book as it directly supports research rooted firmly in the discipline of geography. The text takes research principles and applies them very successfully in a commendably engaging and very readable fashion, always returning the reader to the subject context. It offers genuine and thought-provoking support to those embarking on research into geography education. The contributors, who are all highly respected geography educators, offer a platform from which both experienced and beginning researchers can successfully scope, design and execute their geographical research. * Justin N. Woolliscroft, Programme Director for Secondary PGCE and Geography PGCE Leader, University of Hull, UK * Education is currently going through a number of rapid and complex changes resulting in a course into uncharted territory. One strand of this change is a renewed interest in the role of teachers as active agents in research. Whilst there is much energy and enthusiasm from the profession to be actively involved in research, there is far less support aiding teachers to do so. MasterClass in Geography Education is a crucial step forward in making the case for practice and research being facets of the same process rather than isolated poles. The book has an importance beyond geography in opening up wider debates concerning the relationship between practice and research, which are relevant to all those in education; as is often the case geographers have opened up a new and important front in education. * Phil Wood, Lecturer in Education, University of Leicester, UK *
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About Sue Brindley

Graham Butt is Professor in Education at Oxford Brookes University, UK.
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