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Edited version of presentation used in Somerset October 2009

Edited version of presentation used in Somerset October 2009

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    • Everyday Geographies Alan Parkinson Secondary Curriculum Development Leader Geographical Association
    • Put your best geography head on... Image by disco~stu (Flickr)
    • Favela image and melting man image removed ... Contact me if required via e-mail on pens...
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    • “ ..it is not enough just to apply new technologies to existing processes—for maximum effect you have to apply them in new and imaginative ways” The Economist, September 2009
    • Calvin: You can't just turn on creativity like a tap. You have to be in the right mood. Hobbes: What mood is that? Calvin: Last-minute panic
    • What is Creativity ? •    Creativity involves thinking or behaving imaginatively ; •   This imaginative activity is purposeful : that is, it is directed to achieving an objective; •   These processes must generate something original ; (this is explained as being something new to the learner – a new discovery, a new way of thinking to them) •    The outcome must be of value in relation to the objective   DfES response to Roberts Report (2006) and based on NACCCE All our Futures and work by QCA
    • On a day-to-day basis, young people participate in their own ‘lived’ or ‘everyday’ geographies . Geography in school can draw from these experiences, and help young people understand them, connecting them to the wider world of people.
    • “ Have I got Geography for you...” 10 ideas for using ‘everyday’ newspapers Alan Parkinson Secondary Curriculum Development Leader Geographical Association
    • What’s the first thing that the majority of 12-24 year olds do when they get home? Turn on their computer...
    • Is it worth bothering to recycle ? Is buying bottled water immoral ? Should we all be vegetarian ? Why would anyone want to go on holiday outside the UK ? Should we boycott supermarkets ? Are we really “4 meals from anarchy” ? Other enquiries ?
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    • http://www.shillpages.com/movies/index2.shtml
    • Weblinks http://bit.ly/web2 - Becta Web2.0 Research Report http://geodonn.blogspot.com – Kenny O Donnell’s blog http://bubbl.us – free online mind mapping tool
    • Credits Ham Sandwich – Jack Davison (GA member) Alec Couros – Networked teacher (Creative Commons) Hugh Aldersey-Williams and Simon Briscoe for the Sceptics Toolkit