Thinking, connecting, and reflecting
Bring a group of Geographers and Educationalists together to talk about pedagogy on a chilly Wednesday morning in early January, and one might not expect rousing enthusiasm. And yet, the energies and ideas that coalesced at this teaching workshop on 10th January surpassed possibly even organiser John McKendrick’s expectations! This RGS-IBG sponsored workshop welcomed academic (teaching) staff, early career researchers and postgraduates – both within the field and beyond – to a day-long event encompassing various presentations, discussions, Q&A; and, happily, a field trip. Continue reading
The Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference will take place from Tuesday 28 August to Friday 31 August 2018 in Cardiff.
Conference Theme: ‘Geographical landscapes / changing landscapes of geography ’. For more information please visit Annual International Conference.
The Geographies of Children, Youth and Families Research Group (GCYFRG) is pleased to announce the following call for papers of the research group’s sponsored sessions: Continue reading
The Committee of the Geographies of Children, Youth and Families Research Group (GCYFRG) is pleased to announce a call for sessions to be sponsored by the GCYFRG at the 2018 Annual Conference of the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG). The research group aims to raise the profile, perceived value and understanding of geographies of children, youth and families within academic geography and beyond. Continue reading
After a successful RGS annual conference this year we are happy that we could present in many GCYFRG affiliated sessions. For those who could not participate this year or did not have the chance to visit certain panels, please find here reports of some of the sessions:
Educating under- and post-graduate geographers for/about/using the geographies of children and youth
Date: Wednesday 10th January, 1000-1600
Venue: Lowther Room, RGS-IBG, Kensington Gore, London
Is it for me?
This GCYFRG workshop is for anyone who is interested in using research on the geographies of children and youth in their teaching.
We will be exploring issues such as:
- How to use doctoral research in undergraduate teaching?
- Should we be delivering modules on the geographies of children and youth? And if so, what makes for a good module?
- What practical exercises work well in class?
- What works well in fieldwork?
- How can we embed the geographies of children and youth in more general geographical teaching?
In short, this workshop is for you whether you are a postgraduate student, early career researcher/lecturer, or an established academic! Continue reading
The 5th International Conference on the Geographies of Children, Youth and Families was held at Loughborough University from 25th to 27th September, attracting around 100 delegates from 18 countries. Addressing the geographies of children, young people and families in an era of global uncertainty, the themes of precarity, futurity, migration and mobilities, inter-generationality and (in)justice were strong throughout the 20 sessions and four keynote speeches. Continue reading