2023 IGU-CGE Conference

Commission on Geographical Education of the International Geographical Union

Geography Education for the Anthropocene

On behalf of the Commission on Geographical Education of the IGU and of the Conference Organizing Committee, we would like to invite geographical education researchers and teachers to 2023 IGU-CGE International Conference to be held in London, UK 5th – 7th July 2023. The conference under the theme of ‘Geography Education for the Anthropocene’ will provide an important channel for the exchange of knowledge and experiences among researchers.

Call for papers

Since the turn of the 21st century, the idea of the Anthropocene has become a ubiquitous term to denote in simplest terms, the dominance of human influence on Earth. The Anthropocene is a concept with diverse and contested meanings.  The Anthropocene has profound implications for school geography across curriculum, pedagogy and its broader purpose, all of which are connected to  the experiences, perspectives and futures of children and young people and their communities. The complexity and scale of the Anthropocene places significant demands on teachers of geography and teacher educators, whose research and practice is of critical importance to, and for, young people’s agency and well-being. Through young people globally, geography education has an important role to play in shaping the future and addressing the climate and ecological crises that  have to date characterised the nature of the Anthropocene. We invite contributions exploring geography education for the Anthropocene, such as:

  • The place of the Anthropocene in school geography curricula
  • Connections between the Anthropocene and critical geography education
  • Teaching for the Anthropocene – emotions and affects
  • Pedagogical approaches for the Anthropocene 
  • Teacher professional development for the Anthropocene 
  • Geographies of education and educational spaces for the Anthropocene

Deadline for abstract submission: Monday 20th February 2023

Link to submit abstract

Further information about the 2023 Conference will be added to this website.