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This page contains a collection of equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) resources with relevance to pedagogy in HE geography. These resources were collated as part of the project, Enabling equitable cultures of knowledge and practice in physical geography and environmental sciences, funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).  

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Selected readings  

  • Alderman, D., Narro Perez, R., Eaves, L.E., Klein, P. and Muñoz, S. (2019) Reflections on operationalizing an anti-racism pedagogy: teaching as regional storytelling. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, September, pp. 1–15. Available here.

  • Barker, A. J., & Pickerill, J. (2023). Geographies of collective responsibility: decolonising universities through place-based praxis. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 1-22. Available here.

  • Carter, J., and Hollinsworth, D. (2017) Teaching Indigenous geography in a neo-colonial world. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 41(2), pp. 182–197. Available here.

  • Chatterton, P. (2008) Using geography to teach freedom and defiance: Lessons in social change from ‘autonomous geographies’. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 32(3), pp. 419–440. Available here.

  • Daigle, M., & Sundberg, J. (2017). From where we stand: Unsettling geographical knowledges in the classroom. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 42(3), 338-341. Available here.

  • Dwyer, O. J. (1999) Teaching about race and racism in geography: Classroom and curriculum perspectives. Journal of Geography, 98, pp. 176–179. Available here.

  • Eichhorn, M. P, Baker, K.,and Griffiths, M. (2020) Steps towards decolonising biogeography. Frontiers of Biogeography, 12(1). Available here.

  • Esson, J. and Last, A. (2020) Anti‐racist learning and teaching in British geography. Area, 52, pp. 668-677. Available here

  • Greene, S., Ashley, K., Dunne, E., Edgar, K., Giles, S., and Hanson, E. (2020) Toilet stops in the field: An educational primer and recommended best practices for field-based teaching. EarthArXiv, preprint. Available here.

  • Hammersley, H., Bilous, R., James, S., Trau, A. and Suchet-Pearson, S. (2014) Challenging ideals of reciprocity in undergraduate teaching: The unexpected benefits of unpredictable cross-cultural fieldwork. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 38(2), pp. 208–218. Available here.

  • Heyman, R. (2000). Research, pedagogy, and instrumental geography. Antipode, 32(3), 292–307. Available here.

  • Hinton, M., and Ono‐George, M. (2020) Teaching a history of “race” and anti‐racist action in an academic classroom. Area, 52, pp. 716–721. Available here

  • Jackson, P. (1989) Challenging racism through geography teaching. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 13, pp. 5–14. Available here.

  • Kinkaid, E., & Fritzsche, L. (2022). The stories we tell: Challenging exclusionary histories of geography in US graduate curriculum. Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 112(8), 2469-2485. Available here.

  • Laing, A.F. (2021) Decolonising pedagogies in undergraduate geography: student perspectives on a Decolonial Movements module. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 45:1, 1-19, DOI: 10.1080/03098265.2020.1815180. Available here.

  • Nursey-Bray, M. (2019) Uncoupling binaries, unsettling narratives and enriching pedagogical practice: Lessons from a trial to indigenize geography curricula at the University of Adelaide, Australia. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 43(3), pp. 323–342. Available here.

  • Rose, G. (1990) Resources for teaching gender and geography. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 14, 2, pp. 157–62. Available here.

  • Radcliffe, S. A. (2022). Decolonizing Geography: An Introduction. Bristol: Polity Press. Available here.

  • Reimer, C., Ruder, S. L., Koppes, M., & Sundberg, J. (2023). A Pedagogy of Unbecoming for Geoscience Otherwise. Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 113(7), 1711-1727. Available here.

  • Thaman, K. H. (2009) Towards Cultural Democracy in Teaching and Learning with specific References to Pacific Island Nations (PINs). International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 3(2), pp. 1–9. Available here.

  • Wellens, J., Berardi, A., Chalkley, B., Chambers, B., Healey, R., Monk, J. and Vender, J. (2006) Teaching geography for social transformation. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 30(1), pp. 117–131. Available here.


Other resources

New to teaching geography

A practical guide for higher education teaching assistants, teaching fellows and demonstrators.

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What works for teaching and learning in HE GEES?

A teaching-focused blog for academics in geography, earth and environmental sciences

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Postgraduate Pedagogies

A journal focusing on the contribution of GTAs to higher education.

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Teaching and Scholarship Forum (TeaS)

A forum for meeting, sharing and supporting teaching and scholarship in higher education.

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Relevant organisations

Advance HE

Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI)

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