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Dr Alex Standish
UCL Institute of Education, University College London
20 Bedford Way
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  • Senior Lecturer in Geography Education
  • IOE - Curriculum, Pedagogy & Assessment
  • UCL Institute of Education

Associate Professor of Geography Education at University College London, Institute of Education and fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. At the IOE he works in teacher training and supervises post-graduate students. Advisor to the Department for Education, the Mayor’s Office, Cambridge Examinations, as well as several London schools with respect to curriculum and teacher education. Member of the Cambridge Assessment Higher Education National Forum. Co-organiser of Fawcett Lectures and the Fawcett Fellowship scheme both for geography teachers. Standish previously taught at Western Connecticut State University and completed his PhD at Rutgers University, New Jersey. 

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Research Summary

I am currently researching the place of disciplinary knowledge in the curriculum and its role with respect to teacher education. 

Postcast on school subjects and truth in the curriculum: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ioe/news/2021/jan/school-subjects-and-pursuit-truth-rftrw-s07e02  

Teaching Summary
Post-graduate teacher education: Secondary PGCE and Teach First
Masters in Geography Education


Principles of World Geography/Introduction to Geography

Space, Place and Location

Expository Writing

Geopolitics/Political Geography

Environment and Society

Introduction to Geographical Information Systems

Energy and the Environment 

Teaching Methods in Social Studies

01-SEP-2006 – 30-AUG-2012 Associate Professor of Geography Social Sciences Western Connecticut State University, United States
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