Dissertation

My dissertation study investigated and intervened in different spaces where people learn to teach geography. I surveyed practicing geography and social studies teachers, conducted interviews with four others, and analyzed three geography education-focused Twitter chats. Then, I conducted two experiential assignments in a teaching geography class that involved photography, mapping, and movement to help pre-service teachers connect geography content to their real worlds. I used mobilities theories to make sense of the data and to think about how the construction and maintenance of each of these spaces of geography education impacts the types of learning that take place therein.

The dissertation is the winner of the 2017 Salvatore J. Natoli Dissertation Award from the National Council of Geography Education.

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