Research Activities and Publications

Professor Chang has focused on developing the 21st century geography teacher that needs deep subject knowledge, be pedagogically savvy and must be able to harness the affordances of technology. A geography teacher must also be well versed in environmental education, especially since geography studies the human-environmental interaction. His research has focused on "What makes a good geography teacher?" through developing and enhancing curriculum and teaching in geography education (content knowledge/ instruction/assessment/teacher education) with innovations in pedagogy and technology to combat students' misconceptions in the climate change topic.

His impact in geographical education is largely through his research and teaching, but his impact is also through his various leadership roles in the epistemic community, Here is a short video about his role as editor for the journal International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education.

His publication listing can be found at