The Society supports innovation in teaching geography at secondary and higher education level.
The Society offers several Awards for school teachers. The 'From the Field' Goldsmiths' Award offers bursaries of £500 to secondary school teachers to work alongside practitioners at the cutting edge of geographical research to develop educational resources for the classroom. The Learning & Leading Fieldwork Masterclass Weekends for teachers aim to develop the field teaching skills of participants. The Ray Y Gildea Jr Award is a single award of £1,000, given annually to one innovative teaching project. This award is open to secondary teachers or university lecturers in the UK and the USA.