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Essex Living Geography Essex Living Geography Presentation Transcript

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  • Living Geography Alan Parkinson Secondary Curriculum Development Leader Geographical Association
  • My contact details alanparkinsonatthega [email_address] @GeoBlogs GeoBlogs This presentation hosted here!
  • Image: Simon Hathaway “ Can only really look at a mountain ‘properly’ when you’ve stood on top of it...”
  • Through a geographical lens...
  • ‘ a different view’
  • Born 1960s School 1970s
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  • "As I travel the world, I find myself asking questions that only geographers can answer..." Michael Palin
  • Living Geography:
    • embraces young people’s geography and experiences
    • is current and future oriented
    • is local but set in wider ( global ) contexts
    • raises questions of change, sustainability and development
    • Thinking Geographically
    • Geography provides the possibility to study, reflect on and reach conclusions about topics and issues in a way that is unique to our subject,
    • seeing the world through a geographical lens.
    • It helps children to make sense of the world.
  • Free for educators http://biz.animoto.com/education/faq.html [email_address]
  • Young People’s Geographies
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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
  • KEY CONCEPTS IN GEOGRAPHY
  • Removed: IMAGE OF ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP..... DAILY MAIL EXTRACTS.....
  • NINGS BLOGS NETWORKS PAPERS
  • GeoBlogs (2003)
  • All a-TWITTER ...
  • 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
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  • Credit Crunch G£ography Winners and Losers & Geo-connections Flickr user: nataliej
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  • “ The recession is God’s way of teaching us local geography.”
  • David Rogers: Textbook http://www.folens.com/
  • Augmented Reality
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  • http://www.shillpages.com/movies/index2.shtml
  • 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