National Teaching Fellow: Karl Donert

Institution Liverpool Hope University
Project Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) in Geography education
Award Category Experienced Staff
Keywords Geography education; ICT
Email donertk@hope.ac.uk
Project/Contact website http://hopelive.hope.ac.uk/international/karld/
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Karl Donert is a nationally and internally recognised expert in Geographical education and pedagogy. He is widely acknowledged in his field as an academic who has been at the forefront of very successful innovative approaches in higher education, and in research and scholarship in university, secondary and primary Geography education. His areas of specialism include ICT, e-learning and innovative technologies, including geoinformation, the role of citizenship, European awareness, education for sustainable development and the role of fieldwork. His publications include books, peer-reviewed research articles, CD ROMs, teaching materials, fieldwork guides, web sites, professional training courses as well as regular newspaper and magazine columns.

From 1997-2000 Karl was Hon. Vice President of the Geographical Association and then in 2001 he was elected to become the first President of the European non-governmental organisation EUROGEO (The network of European national Geography associations). In this role he is also an active participative member of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France. In 2005, in recognition of influence and national impact he has has on his subject area and specifically in the learning and teaching of Geography and Education, he was selected to receive this highly prestigious National Teaching Award from the Higher Education Academy. Karl is the coordinator of the large and influential European Geography network for higher education (HERODOT) and an elearning expert in Brussels.

National Teaching Fellowship

My academic interests and research activities relate closely to Geography and Geographical Education. I have also been interested in the use of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) in education and especially in Geography. This will be the theme of my National Teaching Award project. I also have a strong interest in citizenship education and the opportunities afforded by ICT to encourage reflection in the learning process.