Report on Successful Teaching GCYFRG Workshop on 10th January 2018: Educating under- and post-graduate geographers for/about/using the geographies of children and youth

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

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CfP for Children, Youth and Families Research Group (GCYFRG) sponsored sessions at the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2018

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

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2018 Annual Conference of the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG): Geographies of Children, Youth and Families Research Group (GCYFRG) – Call for session proposals

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

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RGS 2017 GCYFRG sponsored sessions reports

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:

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Teaching Workshop 2018

Title:
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:

  1. How to use doctoral research in undergraduate teaching?
  2. Should we be delivering modules on the geographies of children and youth? And if so, what makes for a good module?
  3. What practical exercises work well in class?
  4. What works well in fieldwork?
  5. 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

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