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A Geographical Diversity Conference Welcome. HERODOT Thematic Network network for Geography in higher education Funded mainly by the European Commission.

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1 a Geographical Diversity Conference Welcome

2 HERODOT Thematic Network network for Geography in higher education Funded mainly by the European Commission established 2002 – to help implement Bologna informal organisation membership, 235 organisations, 55 countries many spin-off projects– one of our aims coordinated by Karl Donert

3 April organisations 39 countries August organisations 49 countries Now 239 organisations 55 countries

4 research – development – implementation academic themes – educational themes TP1: Citizenship, culture, place and identity TP2: Geography for the 21st century TP3: Innovative teaching TP4: Lifelong learning and employability Four Working Groups (thematic pillars)

5 report on developments in Geography curriculum promote Geography and employability of our graduates promote teaching excellence in Geography support the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development and other international initiatives provide professional development for Geographers build a European association for geographers HERODOT phase 2 aims

6 European Association of Geographers (to parallel the American Association - AAG) NGO – established in the 1970s by the EC Participatory status at Council of Europe since 1985 Debate future education policy in Europe and beyond Power to lobby and influence Your association - please join - here, now Get others involved EUROGEO

7 a Geographical Diversity Conference Aims

8 GeographicalDiversity Geographical Diversity A HERODOT - EUROGEO Conference Conference aims: Celebrate the diversity that is Geography Final phase of HERODOT 2 The establishment of EUROGEO Presentation format, workshops, keynotes Your conference – your subjects of interest

9 GeographicalDiversity Geographical Diversity A HERODOT - EUROGEO Conference Conference aims to: examine and celebrate diversity in a variety of geographical contexts draw participants into the concepts, mechanisms, approaches, tools and technologies which geographers use to examine diversity

10 Geographical Diversity A HERODOT - EUROGEO Conference Conferences aims to: consider the diversity of Geography consider the diversity of the HERODOT network launch EUROGEO –the Association for European Geographers

11 a Geographical Diversity Conference Program

12 Geographical Diversity A HERODOT - EUROGEO Conference Friday: Welcome, Keynote and Papers –Developing Special Interest Groups Saturday: Keynote and Papers –Launching Geocube –Association for European Geographers Sunday: Papers –Plenary


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