Pedagogy and Religion in Geography

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Geography of Religions and Belief Systems Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/3/2019
Start / End Time: 2:35 PM / 4:15 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Directors Room, Omni, West
Organizers: Maxim Samson, Justin Tse
Chairs: Maxim Samson


Geographers are increasingly exploring a wide range of issues concerning religion’s place in contemporary societies, including questions of citizenship, nationalism and education in diverse social contexts. However, given that such topics can be highly charged, educators may opt to use distinctive pedagogical strategies and techniques that enable students to negotiate conflicting information and ideologies in a safe space. This session therefore aims to share new approaches and ideas concerning the teaching of religious issues in geography.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Maxim Samson*, DePaul University, Imagining the Urban Religious Landscape: Using Photo Essays to Conceptualize Religion in the City 20 2:35 PM
Presenter Sriram Khe*, Western Oregon University, Identity and the Continental Divide 20 2:55 PM
Presenter David Mcgraw*, James Madison University, Objectivity and Normativity in Geography Education: The Role of Teaching Moral Sensitivity and Ethical Reasoning Skills in Geography 20 3:15 PM
Presenter Justin Tse*, Northwestern University, Classrooms, conscientization, communion: Paulo Freire and theological space 20 3:35 PM
Discussant Heidi Nast DePaul University 20 3:55 PM

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