Title

None of us sets out to hurt people: the ethical geographer and geography curricula in higher education

Document Type

Article

Publication details

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

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.