Teaching the history of geography : Current challenges and future directions. / Keighren, Innes M.; Crampton, Jeremy W.; Ginn, Franklin; Kirsch, Scott; Kobayashi, Audrey; Naylor, Simon; Seemann, Jörn.

In: Progress in Human Geography, Vol. 41, No. 2, 01.04.2017, p. 245–262.

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  • Innes M. Keighren
  • Jeremy W. Crampton
  • Franklin Ginn
  • Scott Kirsch
  • Audrey Kobayashi
  • Simon Naylor
  • Jörn Seemann


Drawing upon the personal reflections of geographical educators in Brazil, Canada, the UK, and the US, this Forum provides a state-of-the-discipline review of teaching in the history of geography; identifies the practical and pedagogical challenges associated with that teaching; and offers suggestions and provocations as to future innovation. The Forum shows how teaching in the history of geography is valued—as a tool of identity making, as a device for cohort building and professionalization, and as a means of interrogating the disciplinary present—but also how it is challenged by neoliberal educational policies, competing priorities in curriculum design, and sub-disciplinary divisions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245–262
Number of pages18
JournalProgress in Human Geography
Issue number2
Early online date16 Mar 2015
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2017
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