Essex Living Geography

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  • Essex Living Geography

    1. 2. Living Geography Alan Parkinson Secondary Curriculum Development Leader Geographical Association
    2. 3. My contact details alanparkinsonatthega [email_address] @GeoBlogs GeoBlogs This presentation hosted here!
    3. 4. Image: Simon Hathaway “ Can only really look at a mountain ‘properly’ when you’ve stood on top of it...”
    4. 5. Through a geographical lens...
    5. 6. ‘ a different view’
    6. 7. Born 1960s School 1970s
    7. 9. "As I travel the world, I find myself asking questions that only geographers can answer..." Michael Palin
    8. 10. 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>
    9. 11. <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>
    10. 12. Free for educators http://biz.animoto.com/education/faq.html [email_address]
    11. 13. Young People’s Geographies
    12. 16. 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 !
    13. 17. 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
    14. 18. KEY CONCEPTS IN GEOGRAPHY
    15. 19. Removed: IMAGE OF ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP..... DAILY MAIL EXTRACTS.....
    16. 20. NINGS BLOGS NETWORKS PAPERS
    17. 21. GeoBlogs (2003)
    18. 22. All a-TWITTER ...
    19. 23. 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
    20. 27. Credit Crunch G£ography Winners and Losers & Geo-connections Flickr user: nataliej
    21. 30. “ The recession is God’s way of teaching us local geography.”
    22. 31. David Rogers: Textbook http://www.folens.com/
    23. 32. Augmented Reality
    24. 36. http://www.shillpages.com/movies/index2.shtml
    25. 37. 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

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