The Power of Geographical Thinking

  • Clare Brooks
  • Graham Butt
  • Mary Fargher

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Theorising Geographical Thinking

  3. Pedagogy and Geographical Thinking

  4. Recontextualising Geographical Thinking

  5. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. Clare Brooks, Graham Butt, Mary Fargher
      Pages 235-238

About this book


In this book geography educators from around the globe discuss their research into the power of geographical thinking and consider successful strategies to implement, improve and advance geography education in research and practice. It addresses key topics in geography education, such as multicultural competence, the role of teachers, the geography curriculum, spatial thinking, geographic information systems, geocapabilities, and climate change. At a global level the contributors and editors bring together the most advanced collection of research and discussion surrounding issues in geography education. The book will be of interest to geography education researchers worldwide, including academics at university and teachers in schools, as well as professional geographers with an interest in education.


Geographical Thinking Geography Education Powerful Knowledge Geography Curriculum Geographical Pedagogy Intercultural Competence Spatial Thinking Climate Change Education Geographical Knowledge CyberGIS GeoCapabilities GIS geographical learning

Editors and affiliations

  • Clare Brooks
    • 1
  • Graham Butt
    • 2
  • Mary Fargher
    • 3
  1. 1.UCL Institute of Education LondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.School of Education, Faculty of Humanities and Social ScienceOxford Brookes UniversityOxfordUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.UCL Institute of Education LondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-49985-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-49986-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2367-2773
  • Series Online ISSN 2367-2781
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