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Geography Education Research Special Interest Group


Chair: Susan Pike


What we do

The Geography Education Research Special Interest Group (GERSIG) supports the geography education community to access, use and take part in geography education research.

GERSIG was established in 2022,  emerging from the Geography Education Working Group (GERWG). Annually at the GA Annual Conference, GERSIG members run writing workshop sessions, with support of colleagues from Teaching Geography, Primary Geography and Geography editorial boards.

Each year the group also support the GA’s Conference Planning Board by reviewing ‘Reporting Research’ sessions for Conference. The group have proactively encouraged and supported submissions of sessions, with consideration to equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) and support for student teachers/ early career teachers/ researchers.

GERSIG are currently planning new areas of work, including supporting those carrying out empirical research in geography education for the first time, in their schools and/or as part of a teacher education or postgraduate qualification. Do get in touch with your thoughts on how we can support you. Contact Susan Pike, Chair.

And if you would like to be more actively involved in this work, GERSIG is looking for new members. If you are interested in geography education research, as a reader, teacher, beginner or experienced researcher and hold GA membership (individual or organisational), we encourage you to contribute to GERSIG’s work.

For more information and to apply to join GERSIG, please fill in our application form.




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