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    1. 1. Food for thought: Contemporary curriculum making in geography <br />
    2. 2. About me...<br />http://bit.ly/bristolgeog<br />
    3. 3. http://www.flickr.com/photos/geographypages<br />650 000 page views in 2010 so far<br />
    4. 4. The Geographical Association“furthering the learning and teaching of geography”....<br />
    5. 5. “a different view”...<br />
    6. 6. CURRICULUM<br />PEDAGOGY<br />
    7. 7. N(etwork)ing... http://geographical.ning.com/<br />
    8. 8. Blogging : Geo Blogs (2003 onwards)http://livinggeography.blogspot.com<br />1800 + posts<br />@GeoBlogs<br />
    9. 9. Where would you click ?<br />
    10. 10. “may just be the most revolutionary geography-related book ever published”Geographical Magazine<br />
    11. 11. Why is Brighton a special place ?<br />
    12. 12. TES ConnectOver 1 million downloads in the first week of the Summer term 2010Why aren’t these teachers making their own stuff ?<br />
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    14. 14. The result: a ‘pick & mix curriculum’<br />
    15. 15. Noel Castree<br />“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 ! <br />
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    17. 17. Textbooks – the first lessons with Year 7“The Honeymoon Period”....<br />
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    19. 19. Introduction to geography...First lessonsWhat would you do ?<br />
    20. 20. Daughter started in Year 7 this year...Born in 1999<br />What do you think of when you hear the word “grandparent”<br />
    21. 21. David in the TES...Photocopied article...<br />
    22. 22. Subject vocabulary<br />Subject grammar<br />
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    24. 24. The curriculum is about the destination, the aims and goals, and is therefore a matter of serious moral deliberation. A skills-based curriculum leads us into believing we needn’t trouble with the knowledge question.  But, what shall we teach and how do we justify this? These are the important questions: surely the starting point for teachers in schools.<br />
    25. 25. Teachers as curriculum makers<br />Every teacher is a subject leader<br />
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    27. 27. Article in #pgcetips guide...Food analogy...<br />
    28. 28. Food analogy explored a little<br />
    29. 29. “Last year, nearly one in four of the world’s six billion people lived in extreme poverty. A quarter of all human beings on the planet had no electricity. Nearly a third did not have reliable access to safe drinking water, and even larger numbers subsisted on wood and charcoal instead of modern fuels. Just under 800 million adults were not able to read or write last year. And, close to nine million children died before their fifth birthday.”<br />
    30. 30. “Can we have a fun lesson ?”What does that question ‘mean’ ?<br />
    31. 31. #ukedchatThursdays – 8pmDifferent discussion each week...<br />
    32. 32. “It's never the technology thatentertains an audience, it's what you do with it.”John Lasseter, Disney Pixar Head of Animation<br />
    33. 33. How much time to leave for cloud-watching ?<br />
    34. 34. #tags for lesson starters...#cheesefilms#geographytributebands<br />
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    36. 36. Young People’s Geographies<br />
    37. 37. Image by ChristophNiemann<br />
    38. 38. NINTENDO DS GAME<br />
    39. 39. On a day-to-day basis, young people participate in their own ‘lived’ or ‘everyday’ geographies.<br />Geography in school can draw from these experiences, and help young people understand them, connecting them to the wider world of people.<br />
    40. 40. Transport<br />Food<br />
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    42. 42. Employment<br />
    43. 43. 5 things that...4 ways of...3 problems with...2 solutions to...1 BIG IDEA !<br />Pedagogy<br />
    44. 44. Media / Culture<br />
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    48. 48. Examples of curriculum-making<br />
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    52. 52. Your cultural objects ?<br />
    53. 53. What if they had<br /> a profile?<br />Concept: Tony Cassidy – Examples: Liz Smith<br />
    54. 54. Search<br />Q<br />Home<br />Profile<br />Inbox<br />Friends<br />Settings<br />Logout<br />Last status update here<br />Name<br />10hrs ago<br />Add a picture here<br />Info<br />Photos<br />Boxes<br />Wall<br />Ads<br />What would they be typing now?<br />What’s on your mind?<br />Share<br />View photos<br />View videos<br />What have they been doing on Facebook?<br />Recent Activity<br />Add personal information here<br />Information<br />Two interactions with friends<br />What ads would be targeted to them?<br />Who would they be friends with?<br />Groups<br />Friends<br />What groups are they in?<br />Older posts<br />
    55. 55. Search<br />Q<br />Home<br />Profile<br />Inbox<br />Friends<br />Settings<br />Logout<br />Name<br />10hrs ago<br />Info<br />Photos<br />Boxes<br />Wall<br />Ads<br />What’s on your mind?<br />Share<br />View photos<br />View videos<br />Recent Activity<br />Information<br />Groups<br />Friends<br />Older posts<br />
    56. 56. Snowball fight.....<br />Write x ‘things’ on a piece of paper...<br />Screw the paper up into a ball...<br />Throw the ball at someone else..<br />Unfold the ball – write or amend x things<br />Screw it up and snowball fight again...<br />Continue x times then open and read and share...<br />
    57. 57. Making Geography Happen<br />
    58. 58. Geography“Writing the earth...”<br />Mark Jones in current issue of Teaching Geography – “Town as text...”<br />
    59. 59. #cheese Films<br />The Gouda, the Bad and the Ugly<br />The Baby-Bels of St. Trinians<br />The Manchego from U.N.C.L.E<br />The E-Dam Busters<br />Barbaramozzarella<br />East of Edam<br />Du Boursin Identity<br />Bridget Jones’ Dairylea<br />
    60. 60. Image by ChristophNiemann<br />
    61. 61. a.parkinson@geography.org.uk<br />
    62. 62. Hungry for more ?<br />http://www.geography.org.uk<br />Online CPD units on geographies of food<br />New activities for ‘a different view’...<br />Making Geography Happen project<br />New GIS unit coming soon...<br />http://www.youngpeoplesgeographies.co.uk<br />Functional Skills Geography Materials<br />“Mapping News”<br />Natural England – “Language of Landscapes”<br />Forthcoming Collins KS3 textbook series & associated materials...<br />

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