Geography Education in the Digital World draws on theory and practice to provide a critical exploration of the role and practice of geography education within the digital world. It considers how living within a digital world influences teacher identity and professionalism and is changing young people’s lives. The book moves beyond the applied perspective of educational technology to engage with wider social and ethical issues of technology implementation and use of digital data within geography education.

Situated at the intersection between research and practice, chapters draw on a wide range of theory to consider the role, adoption and potential challenges of a range of digital technologies in furthering geographical education for future generations. Bringing together academics from the fields of geography, geography education and teacher education, the book engages with four key themes within the digital world:

  • Professional practice and personal identities.
  • Geographical sources and connections.
  • Geospatial technologies.
  • Geographical fieldwork.

This is a crucial read for geographers, geography educators and geography teacher educators, as well as those engaging with existing and new technologies to support geographical learning in the dynamic context of the digital world. It will also be of interest to any students, academics and policymakers wanting to better understand the impact of digital media on education.

chapter Chapter 1|4 pages


Navigating the digital world as geographers and geography educators
ByNicola Walshe, Grace Healy

part I|46 pages

Professional practice and personal identities in the digital world

chapter 6Chapter 2|10 pages

Teacher identity, professional practice and online social spaces

ByClare Brooks

chapter Chapter 4|12 pages

Navigating the theory-practice divide

Developing trainee teacher pedagogical content knowledge through 360-degree immersive experiences
ByNicola Walshe, Paul Driver, Mandy-Jane Keenoy

chapter Chapter 5|13 pages

Children, childhood and children's geographies

Evolving through technology
ByLauren Hammond

part II|36 pages

Geographical sources and connections in the digital world

chapter 52Chapter 6|12 pages

Geographical sources in the digital world

Disinformation, representation and reliability
ByMargaret Roberts

chapter Chapter 7|10 pages

‘Connecting the Classroom’

Teaching geographies of development via digital interactive spaces
ByRory Padfield

chapter Chapter 8|12 pages

Social media as a tool for geographers and geography educators

ByFrancesca Fearnley

part III|42 pages

Geospatial technologies in the digital world

chapter 88Chapter 9|13 pages

Insights from professional discourse on GIS

A case for recognising geography teachers’ repertoire of experience
ByGrace Healy

chapter Chapter 10|15 pages

Empowering geography teachers and students with geographical knowledge

Epistemic access through GIS
ByMary Fargher, Grace Healy

chapter Chapter 11|12 pages

GIS for young people's participatory geography

BySusan Pike

part IV|50 pages

Geographical fieldwork in the digital world

chapter 130Chapter 12|11 pages

Using mobile virtual reality to enhance fieldwork experiences in school geography

ByRebecca Kitchen

chapter Chapter 13|13 pages

Teaching and learning geography with mobile technologies and fieldwork

ByChew-Hung Chang

chapter Chapter 14|13 pages

Augmented reality

Opportunities and challenges
ByGary Priestnall

chapter Chapter 15|11 pages

Location-based games for geography and environmental education

BySteffen Schaal

part V|7 pages


chapter 180Chapter 16|5 pages

From the digital world to the post-digital world

The future generation of geographers
ByGrace Healy, Nicola Walshe