Strengthening geographic education in Canada

Apr 8th, 2013

News Digest of the Canadian Association of Geographers

Jean Andrey
Strengthening geographic education in Canada

From the News Digest of the Canadian Association of Geographers (No. 232, April 4, 2013): 

The Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG) and the Royal Canadian Geographical Society have embarked on a joint initiative to strengthen geographic education in Canada. Fashioned as a ‘national conversation on geographic education,’ the goal is to effect positive change by building a coalition of organizations and associations committed to enhanced teaching and learning in geography.

Beginning in April, CG Education and CAG President and RCGS Fellow Dr. Jean Andrey will lead monthly Google+ Hangouts with articulate Canadians around questions such as “How is technology changing the field of geography?” and “What must Canadian students know about geography before they graduate high school?” These conversations will culminate in a gathering at the time of the CAG annual conference in St. John’s this August at which time a declaration or call to action will be drafted. Another element of the joint initiative is pictorial in nature. Canadians are invited to submit photos that illustrate “This is geography.”

Photo: Jean Andrey


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