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GC Insights: Diversifying the geosciences in higher education: a manifesto for change

Hall, Caitlyn A.; Illingworth, Sam; Mohadjer, Solmaz; Roxy, Mathew Koll; Poku, Craig; Otu-Larbi, Frederick; Reano, Darryl; Freilich, Mara; Veisaga, Maria-Luisa; Valencia, Miguel; Morales, Joey

Authors

Caitlyn A. Hall

Solmaz Mohadjer

Mathew Koll Roxy

Craig Poku

Frederick Otu-Larbi

Darryl Reano

Mara Freilich

Maria-Luisa Veisaga

Miguel Valencia

Joey Morales



Abstract

There is still a significant lack of diversity and equity in geoscience education, even after decades of work and widespread calls for improvement and action. We join fellow community voices in calls for improved diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in the geosciences. Here, in this manifesto, we present a list of opportunities for educators to bring about this cultural shift within higher education: (1) advocating for institutional change, (2) incorporating diverse perspectives and authors in curricula, (3) teaching historical and socio-political contexts of geoscience information, (4) connecting geoscience principles to more geographically diverse locations, (5) implementing different communication styles that consider different ways of knowing and learning, and (6) empowering learner transformation and agency.

Citation

Hall, C. A., Illingworth, S., Mohadjer, S., Roxy, M. K., Poku, C., Otu-Larbi, F., …Morales, J. (2022). GC Insights: Diversifying the geosciences in higher education: a manifesto for change. Geoscience Communication, 5(3), 275-280. https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-5-275-2022

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Aug 29, 2022
Online Publication Date Sep 20, 2022
Publication Date Sep 20, 2022
Deposit Date Sep 21, 2022
Publicly Available Date Sep 22, 2022
Journal Geoscience Communication
Publisher European Geosciences Union
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 5
Issue 3
Pages 275-280
DOI https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-5-275-2022
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2922138

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