Why “Impolite” geography?

An article by Robert Butler in Intelligent Life (Vol 3 No2 Winter 2009 p38) concluded:

 ‘Geography is the new history. We are living it now’.

Within the article we are reminded about Miss Prism in the Importance of Being Earnest – and the reputation geography has for being, well, dull. But as Butler shows, we are ‘no longer talking about a neutral subject … Miss Prism would be quick to notice that geography is no longer a polite subject for meal time.’

This website is dedicated to opening up the educational potential of geography. The blog is launched to mark the publication of Teaching Geography 11-18: a conceptual approach from the Open University Press. The authors, David Lambert  and John Morgan welcome response to their uploads – from anyone fascinated by the idea of geography, and especially its potential to help us grasp some of the pressing issues of our times here at home on planet earth.


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