The Association of Geography Teachers of Ireland was founded in 1961 to promote the interests of Geography and of Geography teaching. Branches exist throughout of Ireland. The AGTI is recognised as being one of the strongest and most vigorous of the subject associations in Irish secondary education. The Association revised it’s constitution in 2009. A new National Executive facilitates the work of Branches.
Membership of the AGTI is open to all who are involved in the teaching of Geography. Full membership included the receipt of Geographical Viewpoint, the Association’s journal, The GeoPoint newsletter, preferential rates at conference and participation in all activities of the Association.
The cost of 2011-12 membership is €25. Associate membership is available to students and retired members of the Association at €15 per annum.
For further information write to:
Mrs. Jane Brook,
‘Hebron’, Glenmore, Blessington, Co. Wicklow.
Tel: 045 891213
There is a programme of lectures, seminars, workshops and field outings from September to June.
An Annual Event of special significance is the Gwenda Hurst Memorial Lecture which usually takes place in the Autumn in Dublin. An Annual conference is held in the Autumn, either in Dublin or at one of the AGTI Branches.
Advice and aid is given to organisations such as Aer Lingus and Radio Telifis Eireann and the Ordnance Survey with respect to schemes and programmes which benefit the teaching of Geography. Members are informed about events of Geographical interest including lectures, fieldtrips and exhibitions. The Association sometimes joins with other organisations in sponsoring such events and endeavours to promote the interests of Geography and Geography Teaching whenever the need and opportunity arise.
Other Activities include –
Publication and distribution of Geographical Viewpoint an annual publication which enjoys an international reputation as a journal relating to Geography teaching.
The Association also produces a regular newsletter called GeoPoint which contains detail of upcoming events as well as useful information and links on current events of interest to geography teachers.
Making the views of Geography teachers known to the Department of Education, the SEC and the Inspectorate in ways such as representation on the syllabus committees for the certificate courses and submissions to the Department of an annual assessment of examination papers.
The Association is Chaired and Represented by a President elected every 2 years at the Annual Conference
AGTI Constitution agti-constitution-2009