"As I travel the world, I find myself asking questions that only geographers can answer..." Michael Palin
Living Geography: <ul><li>embraces young people’s geography and experiences </li></ul><ul><li>is current and future oriented </li></ul><ul><li>is local but set in wider ( global ) contexts </li></ul><ul><li>raises questions of change, sustainability and development </li></ul>
<ul><li>Thinking Geographically </li></ul><ul><li>Geography provides the possibility to study, reflect on and reach conclusions about topics and issues in a way that is unique to our subject, </li></ul><ul><li>seeing the world through a geographical lens. </li></ul><ul><li>It helps children to make sense of the world. </li></ul>
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Noel Castree “ There are only ever choices.... When choices are made and accepted by a sufficient number of teachers, they tend to become 'common sense’ ” The choices YOU make are all important !
Student Experiences Geography: the subject Teacher Choices Underpinned by Key Concepts Thinking Geographically Which learning activity ? Does this take the learner beyond what they already know ? Living Geography
What is the ‘Geography’ that YOUR students are living ? Geographers do not just see a place as an ‘objective thing’ in the world that can be described and explained as they build up geographical knowledge. ‘ Place’ is also experienced on a personal and deeply emotional level. Eleanor Rawling
Flickr Credits: Creative Commons St Stev: aerial shot PearlsofJannah: map puzzle Flickr User Cushdy: Ham Sandwich road sign (Jack Davison – GA member !) Mook Hole, Network card, Map shirt, spectacles, Living Geography, Cabbage and me: Alan Parkinson Surfer: Seth Johnson 2008 (part of the GA Manifesto) With thanks to Ruth Totterdell for Slide no: 10