Martin Haigh

Martin Haigh is Professor of Geography in the Department of Social Sciences at Oxford Brookes University, a founder member of Oxford Brookes University's Centre for Curriculum Internationalisation and a former editor of the Journal of Geography in Higher Education. He is a National Teaching Fellow and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and in 2010 was awarded the Royal Geographical Society’s ‘Taylor and Francis Award for Excellence in Geography Teaching (Higher Education)’.  Martin’s research focuses on education for global citizenship and sustainable development in both education and community practice.

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Promoting global citizenship: a connective practice case study

Encouraging learners to take a personal responsibility for the state of the world of the future is a key challenge of education for global citizenship. This article explores how a tree planting exercise undertaken as a basis for ethical reflection in “The Ethical Geographer” module functions as a connective practice.  The act of tree planting is connective because it can attach a learner to the welfare of another living organism. Exploring the wider significance of a communal tree planting event through subsequent classroom exercises can encourage productive affective reflection upon the meaning of such acts for the participant, for their peers, and for the world at large.

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