Skip to main content

Research Repository

Advanced Search

Teaching, learning and assessing in geography: a foundation for the future

Hill, Jennifer; Walkington, Helen; Dyer, Sarah


Jenny Hill
Associate Professor in Teaching and Learning

Helen Walkington

Sarah Dyer


Helen Walkington

Sarah Dyer


This chapter synthesises the themes from the book as a whole, identifying four principles that together build a solid foundation for successful teaching, learning and assessment of geography in higher education. These principles are: 1) entering the pedagogic borderlands; 2) embracing partnership working; 3) acknowledging the whole student; and 4) adopting courageous pedagogy. The nature and meaning of each of these principles is outlined, along with their affordances and challenges. The chapter demonstrates that entering the pedagogic borderlands and working in partnership to legitimate emotions as part of holistic and meaningful academic exploration can help reveal to students our disciplinary ways of knowing the world. Being courageous in our pedagogy, taking calculated risks, and working creatively within time constraints and workload pressures, we can ultimately establish more meaningful connections and deeper ways of knowing in our classrooms, over our campuses, in local communities and across the world. Consulting the mass of knowledge presented in this collection, we hope that colleagues will feel more supported in working with students to develop the geocapabilities for responsible global citizenship, both now and into the future.


Hill, J., Walkington, H., & Dyer, S. (in press). Teaching, learning and assessing in geography: a foundation for the future. In H. Walkington, J. Hill, & S. Dyer (Eds.), Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Geography (1-18). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing

Acceptance Date Apr 30, 2019
Deposit Date May 1, 2019
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 1-18
Book Title Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Geography
ISBN 9781788116480
Keywords borderland space, partnership, geocapabilities, wellbeing, courageous pedagogy
Public URL