Developing authenticcontexts fortopicsAlan ParkinsonFreelance GeographerEducation Director, Explorer HQhttp://livinggeogra...
FRGS, CGeog@GeoBlogs
Background• Worked on textbook for Cambridge iGCSE for Collins– wrote structure for book and worked oncontent, and teacher...
Background• Worked on textbook for Cambridge iGCSE for Collins– wrote structure for book and worked on content,and teacher...
iGCSE involves case studies and placestudies… & skills development
Whileworking forthe GA…
What could the ‘i’ stand for ?iGCSE
Which is obviously important….Global connectionsInterdependenceInequalityFood securityGeopoliticsResource issuesClimate Ch...
But itcould alsostand forotherthings….
IndividualAshcollectedon a visittoIceland
Image:TomMorganJones/MissionExplore
Enquiry approach…Margaret Roberts
Apps makenew thingspossibleNetworksGlobalisation
Airportshttp://planefinder.net/route/
Lived here, here andhere....
http://worldnames.publicprofiler.org/PARKINSON
a different view
“maps, like notebooks, are the rawmaterials of my work, constantcompanions.”Michael Palin, April 2013
“Childhood is a branch ofcartography”Michael Chabon
Mission:Explore
Magic PostcodesS66 1AGHD4 6QQHU5 3ERPE30 2QBPE31 7QJPE32 2NX
7 point classification of vandalism (Wilson and Healey, 1987)AcquisitiveTo acquire money or property, for example, breakin...
Author…
Home Profile Inbox Friends Settings Logout SearchView photosInfo Photos BoxesWhat’s on your mind?ShareNameInformationFrien...
Home Profile Inbox Friends Settings Logout SearchView photosInfo Photos BoxesIm being walked on again ShareSnowdonInforma...
Facebook pagesfor NationalParksfor Riversfor Aid workersfor ….
SAMRRuben Puentedura
Lives on the Linehttp://life.mappinglondon.co.uk/
Personal experiences & passions
Curriculum / specification as music
‘Streaming’ geographyGeography in the cloud@GeoBlogs
GaragebandSpotify
Playlists
iGCSE involves case studies and placestudies…
What do I mean by ‘authentic’ ?au·then·tic/ôˈTHentik/AdjectiveOf undisputed origin; genuine:"authentic 14th-century furnit...
What do I mean by ‘authentic’ ?Another definitionau·then·tic/ôˈTHentik/AdjectiveOf undisputed origin; genuine:"authentic 1...
“authentic learning”• ‘real world relevance’• ill-defined problems – no ‘easy answer’(Mysteries ??)• sustained investigati...
“authentic learning”• ‘real world relevance’• ill-defined problems – no ‘easy answer’(Mysteries ??)• sustained investigati...
“authentic learning”• ‘real world relevance’• ill-defined problems – no ‘easy answer’(Mysteries ??)• sustained investigati...
Authentic narrativesSome examples I’ll be using
New YorkTimesJune 2013China’splans for250millionpeople…
Radio 4
Tue 11th JuneLink with GA resourceClive Myrie speaks to Mike Nowak, a Pole who lived for many years in Britain, butwho has...
US Migration
http://migrationsmap.net/#/USA/arrivals
http://www.humaneborders.info/
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/01/map-us-mexico-migrant-deaths-border
Local inspiration
@SaveHoptonBeach
“They’re calledfloodplains becausethey flood”
Ben Hennig Cartograms
Tasks that students are set relate tothe real worldCould be done by those working injobs in these areas…Could even be set ...
Parental audit…• Parents with particular skills who may beprepared to lend their expertise..• Surveys at parents evenings ...
Geography in CareersCareers in Geographyhttp://geography.org.uk/resources/careers/getstarted
Some examples..• GA website: ‘Geography through Careers’
Academic GeographiesOllie O’ Brien – This Placehttp://casa.oobrien.com/thisplace/
71Mapcrunch.comhttp://www.mapcrunch.com/GeoGuessr / GeoSettr / LocatePlace71
T-shirt design on atheme….Overpopulation
Risk
Gapminder Populationhttp://www.gapminder.org/popregNew area of the websiteFocus on EDUCATION
79@GeoBlogs@pensionerfrank
Google Forms – collect real data and visualise itCollaborate on presentations, documents andgraphics
81Out now - iBooks102
Image by Jack DavisonWhere to go formore ?
References & reading• Lombardi (2007) – Authentic Learninghttp://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/eli3009.pdf• Rawding, C (...
For more of my ‘stuff’…• http://www.slideshare.net/geoblogs - 250+presentations and resources• http://livinggeography.blog...
Authentic iGCSE Geography Case Studies
Authentic iGCSE Geography Case Studies
Authentic iGCSE Geography Case Studies
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Authentic iGCSE Geography Case Studies
Authentic iGCSE Geography Case Studies
Authentic iGCSE Geography Case Studies
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Authentic iGCSE Geography Case Studies
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Authentic iGCSE Geography Case Studies
Authentic iGCSE Geography Case Studies
Authentic iGCSE Geography Case Studies
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Authentic iGCSE Geography Case Studies

  1. 1. Developing authenticcontexts fortopicsAlan ParkinsonFreelance GeographerEducation Director, Explorer HQhttp://livinggeography.blogspot.comiGCSE
  2. 2. FRGS, CGeog@GeoBlogs
  3. 3. Background• Worked on textbook for Cambridge iGCSE for Collins– wrote structure for book and worked oncontent, and teacher support materials• Also written substantial IB / iGCSE content forRichard Allaway’s ‘Geography all the Way’ website• Worked for GA for 3 years, then 2 years freelancingfor numerous companies and organisations creatingteaching materials and working with teachers acrossthe UK & EU, including courses at Salzburg University• September 2013: Returning to the classroom atKing’s Ely (plus GA CPD/ writing / Mission:Exploring)
  4. 4. Background• Worked on textbook for Cambridge iGCSE for Collins– wrote structure for book and worked on content,and teacher support materials• Also written substantial IB / iGCSE content forRichard Allaway’s ‘Geography all the Way’ website• Worked for GA for 3 years, then 2 years freelancingfor numerous companies and organisations creatingteaching materials and working with teachers acrossthe UK & EU, including courses at Salzburg University• September 2013: Returning to the classroom atKing’s Ely (plus GA CPD/ writing / Mission:Exploring)
  5. 5. iGCSE involves case studies and placestudies… & skills development
  6. 6. Whileworking forthe GA…
  7. 7. What could the ‘i’ stand for ?iGCSE
  8. 8. Which is obviously important….Global connectionsInterdependenceInequalityFood securityGeopoliticsResource issuesClimate Change
  9. 9. But itcould alsostand forotherthings….
  10. 10. IndividualAshcollectedon a visittoIceland
  11. 11. Image:TomMorganJones/MissionExplore
  12. 12. Enquiry approach…Margaret Roberts
  13. 13. Apps makenew thingspossibleNetworksGlobalisation
  14. 14. Airportshttp://planefinder.net/route/
  15. 15. Lived here, here andhere....
  16. 16. http://worldnames.publicprofiler.org/PARKINSON
  17. 17. a different view
  18. 18. “maps, like notebooks, are the rawmaterials of my work, constantcompanions.”Michael Palin, April 2013
  19. 19. “Childhood is a branch ofcartography”Michael Chabon
  20. 20. Mission:Explore
  21. 21. Magic PostcodesS66 1AGHD4 6QQHU5 3ERPE30 2QBPE31 7QJPE32 2NX
  22. 22. 7 point classification of vandalism (Wilson and Healey, 1987)AcquisitiveTo acquire money or property, for example, breaking open telephone boxesTacticalThe damage is a conscious tactic, a means to achieve some other end, such as breaking awindow to be arrested and get a bed in prisonIdeologicalSimilar to tactical vandalism, but carried out to further an explicit ideological cause or todeliver a message, for example, chalking slogans on wallsVindictiveDamage in order to obtain revenge, for example, breaking school windows to settle a grudgeagainst the head teacherPlayDamage in the context of a game; for example who can break the most windows of a houseMaliciousAn expression of rage or frustration which is often directed at symbolic middle class property.It is this type that has the vicious and apparently senseless facade which people find sodifficult to understandInnocuousDamage done to property defined by youth as unimportant or of no value
  23. 23. Author…
  24. 24. Home Profile Inbox Friends Settings Logout SearchView photosInfo Photos BoxesWhat’s on your mind?ShareNameInformationFriends10hrs agoView videosOlder postsWallRecent ActivityAdsGroups
  25. 25. Home Profile Inbox Friends Settings Logout SearchView photosInfo Photos BoxesIm being walked on again ShareSnowdonInformationFriendsGlyders TryfanI’m feeling on top of the world!!!10hrs agoView videosOlder postsWallRecent ActivityHey Snowdon, thanks for the addhows things going over there ??Yeah, I know, I am fed up of seeingthat train!AdsGroupsLlyn OgwenIm Snowdon, a mountain inNorth Wales. I’m 1,085metres high. I’ve even got anature reserve aroundme!!!TheSnowdonWildlifeReserve.By Zoe
  26. 26. Facebook pagesfor NationalParksfor Riversfor Aid workersfor ….
  27. 27. SAMRRuben Puentedura
  28. 28. Lives on the Linehttp://life.mappinglondon.co.uk/
  29. 29. Personal experiences & passions
  30. 30. Curriculum / specification as music
  31. 31. ‘Streaming’ geographyGeography in the cloud@GeoBlogs
  32. 32. GaragebandSpotify
  33. 33. Playlists
  34. 34. iGCSE involves case studies and placestudies…
  35. 35. What do I mean by ‘authentic’ ?au·then·tic/ôˈTHentik/AdjectiveOf undisputed origin; genuine:"authentic 14th-century furniture".Made or done in the traditional ororiginal way: "authentic Italian meals".Synonymsgenuine - true - real - veritable - original
  36. 36. What do I mean by ‘authentic’ ?Another definitionau·then·tic/ôˈTHentik/AdjectiveOf undisputed origin; genuine:"authentic 14th-century furniture".Made or done in the traditional ororiginal way: "authentic Italian meals".Synonymsgenuine - true - real - veritable - original
  37. 37. “authentic learning”• ‘real world relevance’• ill-defined problems – no ‘easy answer’(Mysteries ??)• sustained investigation – not double pagespreads…• multiple perspectives e.g. migration…• collaboration• reflection• assessment integrated into task
  38. 38. “authentic learning”• ‘real world relevance’• ill-defined problems – no ‘easy answer’(Mysteries ??)• sustained investigation – not double pagespreads…• multiple perspectives e.g. migration…• collaboration• reflection• assessment integrated into task
  39. 39. “authentic learning”• ‘real world relevance’• ill-defined problems – no ‘easy answer’(Mysteries ??)• sustained investigation – not double pagespreads…• multiple perspectives e.g. migration…• collaboration• reflection• assessment integrated into task
  40. 40. Authentic narrativesSome examples I’ll be using
  41. 41. New YorkTimesJune 2013China’splans for250millionpeople…
  42. 42. Radio 4
  43. 43. Tue 11th JuneLink with GA resourceClive Myrie speaks to Mike Nowak, a Pole who lived for many years in Britain, butwho has now returned home to Warsaw.Mike came to England long before the 2004 enlargement of the European Union, sowitnessed the increase in Polish immigration for himself. Suddenly he was able tospeak in his mother-tongue all day, every day, and witnessed Polish shops andbusinesses starting up around him.Recently he made the decision to return to Warsaw. Clive asks what changes Mikehas seen back in Poland since he first left, and finds out where Polish opinion standson further EU immigration.
  44. 44. US Migration
  45. 45. http://migrationsmap.net/#/USA/arrivals
  46. 46. http://www.humaneborders.info/
  47. 47. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/01/map-us-mexico-migrant-deaths-border
  48. 48. Local inspiration
  49. 49. @SaveHoptonBeach
  50. 50. “They’re calledfloodplains becausethey flood”
  51. 51. Ben Hennig Cartograms
  52. 52. Tasks that students are set relate tothe real worldCould be done by those working injobs in these areas…Could even be set by real people – inperson or via Skype / video message –challenges to be completed and fedback…
  53. 53. Parental audit…• Parents with particular skills who may beprepared to lend their expertise..• Surveys at parents evenings and other eventswhere parents are around• Work Experience links – reporting on thegeographical skills that were used in theworkplace
  54. 54. Geography in CareersCareers in Geographyhttp://geography.org.uk/resources/careers/getstarted
  55. 55. Some examples..• GA website: ‘Geography through Careers’
  56. 56. Academic GeographiesOllie O’ Brien – This Placehttp://casa.oobrien.com/thisplace/
  57. 57. 71Mapcrunch.comhttp://www.mapcrunch.com/GeoGuessr / GeoSettr / LocatePlace71
  58. 58. T-shirt design on atheme….Overpopulation
  59. 59. Risk
  60. 60. Gapminder Populationhttp://www.gapminder.org/popregNew area of the websiteFocus on EDUCATION
  61. 61. 79@GeoBlogs@pensionerfrank
  62. 62. Google Forms – collect real data and visualise itCollaborate on presentations, documents andgraphics
  63. 63. 81Out now - iBooks102
  64. 64. Image by Jack DavisonWhere to go formore ?
  65. 65. References & reading• Lombardi (2007) – Authentic Learninghttp://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/eli3009.pdf• Rawding, C (2013) – Effective innovation in thesecondary geography curriculum (Routledge)• Roberts, M (2003) – Learning through Enquiry – newedition due out Summer 2013• Widdowson, J and Parkinson, A: Fieldwork throughEnquiry – due out in Summer 2013
  66. 66. For more of my ‘stuff’…• http://www.slideshare.net/geoblogs - 250+presentations and resources• http://livinggeography.blogspot.com - over4500 posts• Twitter: @GeoBlogs• Back to the classroom:http://geographyteacher2point0.blogspot.co.uk/
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