94abdf59-cffc-4bfa-8109-1899403cfeb5The GA says that its new Handbook of Secondary Geography “… provides a rich source of advice and reference on all aspects of geography teaching in secondary schools in the UK.”  It has been written for Heads of Department and all teachers of geography.

The GA also says that “… it also speaks to a wider audience, particularly those active and interested in geography education.  Whatever your role and reason for reading it, the handbook aims to:

  • offer practical advice and professional development for classroom practitioners
  • encourage scholarly engagement with the nature and purpose of geography
  • signpost the rich legacy of subject-specific literature that geography teachers and the wider geography community can engage with.”

Chapters 1-5 are intended as a stimulus for promoting informed discussion about the discipline and its potential, alternative and possible future directions.

Chapters 6-19 ask us to consider how current practice in schools has been arrived at and is being influenced at present, and encourage us to question how practice might change in the future.

Chapters 20-24 provide discussion of the opportunities and challenges that professional development, through being part of a geography department and wider geography community, can present.

You can access it here.