Personal Details: Lambert, David

Lambert David

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David Lambert, PhD, is Emeritus Professor of Geography Education at UCL Institute of Education, London. He graduated from the University of Newcastle, completing a PGCE at the University of Cambridge and a PhD at the University of London. He was a secondary school teacher for twelve years, becoming deputy principal of a comprehensive school. He wrote award winning school textbooks and became a teacher-educator from 1986, since when he has published widely on the curriculum, pedagogy and assessment of geography in education. He was appointed chief executive of the Geographical Association (GA) ( in 2002, returning to the university sector as Professor of Geography Education in 2007.
Recent books include Knowledge and the Future School (2014), Learning to Teach Geography (4th Edition, 2021) and Debates in Geography Education (2nd Edition, 2017). He led the EU funded GeoCapabilities project from 2013-17 ( and continues to work for the advancement of geographical knowledge in education internationally.
  • The Geography of It All

    Die Geographie des Ganzen

    Geography is a discipline which has an enduring identity crisis resulting in large part from its very nature. However, its object of study, the planet as the home of humankind, is clearly of fundamental importance.

    The Geography of It All

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