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None of us sets out to hurt people: the ethical geographer and geography curricula in higher education
Journal of Geography in Higher Education
  • William E Boyd, Southern Cross University
  • Ruth L Healey
  • Susan W Hardwick
  • Martin Haigh
  • Phil Klein
  • Bruce Doran
  • Julie Trafford
  • John Bradbeer
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2008
Peer Reviewed
Peer-Reviewed
Abstract

This paper examines ethics in learning and teaching geography in higher education. It proposes a pathway towards curriculum and pedagogy that better incorporates ethics in university geography education. By focusing on the central but problematic relationships between (i) teaching and learning on the one hand and research on the other, and (ii) ethics and geography curricula, the authors' reflections illustrate how ethics may be better recognized within those curricula. They discuss issues affecting teaching and learning about ethics in geography, and through identification of a range of examples identify ways to enhance the integration of ethical issues into university geography curricula.

Citation Information
Boyd, WE, Healey, RL, Hardwick, SW & Haigh, M, with contributions from Klein, P, Doran, B, Trafford, J & Bradbeer, J 2008, ‘None of us sets out to hurt people: the ethical geographer and geography curricula in higher education’, Journal of Geography in Higher Education, vol. 32, pp. 37-50.

The publisher's version of this article is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03098260701731462