A post on behalf of ‘Radical School Geography’
Join us to democratically build an alternative vision of school geography.
Radical School Geography aims to push Geography’s critical edge and so support the development of a new and better society. Inspired by Marxist, socialist, anarchist, anti-racist, anti-colonial, feminist, queer, trans*, green, and postcolonial approaches to geographical thought and pedagogy. With far reaching implications for what and how we teach as well as how we assess outcomes.
Sessions will explore:
- Why do we need an alternative?
- What does this look like for content?
- How can pedagogy be radical?
- What about assessment?
- What next?
During this launch event we will begin to discuss a manifesto for radical school geography. Please take the quiz “Am I a radical geography teacher?” to help inform the discussions.
Published by Kit Marie Rackley (they/she)
Kit Marie Rackley (they/she) is an award-winning ex high-school Geography teacher in the UK. Throughout that time and continuing today, Kit Marie provides teacher continuous professional development (CPD) and training, which previously included a role as Associate Tutor for the School of Education at the University of East Anglia.
Kit Marie has worked as an education consultant and project manager with climate and energy scientists, including researchers based at NOAA Boulder, Colorado and as an educator and trainer at the Exploratorium Museum in San Francisco, California, and is now freelance consultant with the UK’s Geographical Association and the National Association of School-Based Teacher Trainers (NASBTT). They are a published educational author, including works with National Geographic Kids and Diverse Educators.
Kit Marie is a strong and passionate advocate of youth voice and empowerment, decolonising the curriculum, and inclusive and intersectional education. Much of their work revolves around the climate crisis, focusing around framing it as a school safeguarding issue. Kit Marie runs an educational resource blog at Geogramblings.com, and is host and producer of the Coffee & Geography podcast.
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