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

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

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)275-280
Number of pages6
JournalGeoscience Communication
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 20 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)


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