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To improve the quality and status of learning and teaching of geography in higher education internationally


1.To promote innovative, creative, and collaborative research as well as critical reflection on learning and teaching of geography

2.To facilitate the exchange of materials, ideas, and experiences about learning and teaching of geography and to stimulate international dialog

3.To create an inclusive international community aimed at raising the profile and status of learning and teaching of geography.

The INLT was established at the International Symposium for Learning and Teaching Geography in Higher Education held in Honolulu in March 1999. Since then meetings have been held regularly at AAG annual conferences and at IGU congresses, with workshops at the IGU Congress in Glasgow (2004) and the regional IGU congress in Brisbane (2006). The outcomes from these workshops were published in the Journal of Geography in Higher Education in January 2006 and January 2008.

The next workshop will precede the AAG meeting in Washington DC in April 2010. Registration details are available here

The INLT is co-chaired by Mick Healey (Gloucestershire, UK); Eric Pawson (Canterbury, NZ) and Michael Solem (AAG, US). A twice-yearly newsletter is edited by Sue Swansborough and Mick Healey (Gloucestershire, UK). Items for inclusion should be emailed to Sue at: