Skip to main content

International Collaboration in Organizations Promoting Geography Education: Exploring Success and Acknowledging Limitations

Buy Article:

$53.17 plus tax (Refund Policy)


Effective teaching about many of the geographical issues now confronting Earth and humanity requires collective approaches and shared solutions. It follows, therefore, that there is a need to better understand the basis of and process for sustaining successful international collaboration among geography educators. This paper first examines some of the underpinnings to, and characteristics of, successful network building. Then, in order to explore more fully the nature of international collaboration and to understand better the basis of its varied conceptualizations, a case study approach to a series of examples of geographical networks and communities is used to illustrate how and why successful collaboration between geography educators can occur. A discussion of how the greatest challenges to international collaboration are related to communication illustrates how some common limitations and barriers can be broken down.

Keywords: Geographical education; association; collaboration; geographical organization; internationalization; network

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: EUROGEO (European Association of Geographers), Belgium 2: School of Environment, Flinders University, Australia 3: Department of Geography and Environmental Studies,University of Colorado, at Colorado Springs, USA 4: Faculty of Natural Sciences,Vilnius University, Lithuania 5: Department of Geography,Loughborough University, UK

Publication date: 2011-08-01

More about this publication?
  • Access Key
  • Free ContentFree content
  • Partial Free ContentPartial Free content
  • New ContentNew content
  • Open Access ContentOpen access content
  • Partial Open Access ContentPartial Open access content
  • Subscribed ContentSubscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed ContentPartial Subscribed content
  • Free Trial ContentFree trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more