We define synergy, explain its importance within the context of rapidly changing academia, and provide examples of how geographic educators have used creative instructional approaches to create synergies. Both the content of geography and some of the instructional approaches used by
geographic educators support the discipline's ability to deliver what we describe as ‘socially relevant pedagogy’ and generate synergies that create deep and transformative learning experiences and new knowledge. Synergistic activities need a supportive structure, but also the
freedom to grow in fruitful directions. While many challenges exist, and the outcome is not guaranteed, possibilities exist to produce deep and transformative learning.
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Document Type: Research Article
Department of Geography and Anthropology,California State Polytechnic University, USA
Department of Geography,Texas State University-San Marcos, USA
Department of Geography,University of Connecticut, USA
Department of Geography,The Ohio State University, USA
Department of Social Studies Education,Gyeongin National University of Education, South Korea
Department of Geography,University of Manchester, UK
Publication date: 2011-08-01
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