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GeoCapabilities StoryMap Illustrates the ‘Power’ of Geographical Knowledge

Since 2012 the AAG has been participating in an international effort, known as GeoCapabilities, to support new approaches in geography teacher education. As previously reported earlier this year, the GeoCapabilities project launched a new website () that includes four training modules. Collectively, the modules are designed to promote a “curriculum of engagement” based on an appreciation…
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GeoCapabilities Launches Site for Developing Teachers as Curriculum Leaders

The GeoCapabilities project has produced a teacher training website () that draws on principles of human capability development as an approach to preparing teachers as future curriculum leaders. The website explains these principles and also features four training modules. The modules are supported with workshop materials, additional key readings, and videos. The website is intended…
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AAG’s GeoCapabilities Project Researching Purposes, Values of Geography in Schools

The AAG’s Michael Solem (pictured center) recently visited a class of pre-service geography teachers at Beijing Normal University. Dr. Solem taught a short course based on the AAG’s GeoCapabilities initiative. How does geography education contribute to human potential and wellbeing? How do different national curriculums express the purposes and values of geography? The AAG’s GeoCapabilities…
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AAG Supports Upcoming National Geography Youth Summit in India

Through its GeoCapabilities project (), the AAG is supporting the first National Geography Youth Summit (NGYS-2014) which will be held from 9-11 June in Bangalore, India. NGYS-2014 is being organized by The Indian Institute of Geographical Studies (TIIGS). The summit’s theme is “Envisioning Geography Education for 21st Century India”. NGYS-2014’s organizing committee consists of five…
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