From Hawaii to Glasgow: The International Network for Learning and Teaching Geography in Higher Education (INLT) five years on

Mick Healey*

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Abstract

This paper examines and reflects on the activities of the International Network for Learning and Teaching Geography in Higher Education (INLT) from its founding at the Association of American Geographers' Annual Conference in Hawaii in 1999 to the post-International Geographical Congress workshop in Glasgow five years later. It provides a context and introduction to the following six papers, which resulted from the Glasgow workshop. It is suggested that, despite some of the proposals in Hawaii proving over-ambitious, several other projects have emerged and the INLT continues largely to meet the goals and purposes set out in 1999. Although the desire of the INLT to move beyond its Anglo-American and Australasian origins largely remains a challenge to be met, the INLT has established itself as a valuable forum for the geography higher education community to identify and reflect on similarities and differences in national practices, to engage in debate virtually and face-to-face on issues concerned with learning and teaching, and to bring geographers from different countries to work together on educational projects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-75
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Geography in Higher Education
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Collaborative projects
  • Community of practice
  • Discipline-based network
  • INLT
  • International Network for Learning and Teaching Geography in Higher Education
  • Scholarship of teaching and learning

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