Future Geographies. Michael Bradford University of Manchester. Outline. HE Geography Why? How? What? Geographies at other levels Two questions. HE Geography: Why?.
University of Manchester
Geographies at other levels
Critical, analytical, creative thinkers and citizens: who can make a difference to future geographies;
who can understand and lead change;
who can apply their geographical thinking across the social and natural sciences to yield new understandings of the contemporary world;
and who can challenge the taken-for-granted assumptions of everyday life,
contribute to major societal and environmental issues and
make the two-way links between everyday life and these major issues.
co-creating the curriculum
e.g. reflective pieces; teamwork
So no national curriculum:
permit the dynamism of the discipline to reflect both the changing world and changing understandings from wider literature
Even in year 1
Offer our students opportunities to develop their leadership abilities and skills so that they can take a leading part,
developing international and national agendas in private and public organisations,
to tackle major societal and environmental issues.
Use analogies and metaphors
Which animalis Geography most like?
Draw it and annotate its characteristics
How do we make two way links between the geographies of everyday life and major societal and environmental issues in a progression from primary to HE?
(Not the same as going from local to global)
Challenge taken-for-granted assumptions
Major Societal and