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Bridging the divide: the potential role of contemporary geographical research in schools

MacKie, Peter ORCID: and Kaczmarek-Day, Aleksandra 2017. Bridging the divide: the potential role of contemporary geographical research in schools. Journal of Geography 116 (5) 10.1080/00221341.2016.1267787

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This paper examines the implementation and impacts of a program intended to improve research-led teaching in schools. Little consideration is given to the role of research-led teaching in schools and we argue this is a consequence of fractures between schools and universities. A program was developed to bring contemporary geographical research of university scholars into schools. Examining this program, we find being exposed to research: improves access to up-to-date knowledge; heightens student enthusiasm; and informs choices students make about their learning. This paper calls for bridges to be built between universities and schools upon the nexus of teaching and research.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Research-teaching nexus, research-led teaching, geography, school engagement, outreach
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0022-1341
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 7 December 2016
Date of Acceptance: 28 November 2016
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2023 08:32

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