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Living Geography For Somerset
Living Geography For Somerset
Living Geography For Somerset
Living Geography For Somerset
Living Geography For Somerset
Living Geography For Somerset
Living Geography For Somerset
Living Geography For Somerset
Living Geography For Somerset
Living Geography For Somerset
Living Geography For Somerset
Living Geography For Somerset
Living Geography For Somerset
Living Geography For Somerset
Living Geography For Somerset
Living Geography For Somerset
Living Geography For Somerset
Living Geography For Somerset
Living Geography For Somerset
Living Geography For Somerset
Living Geography For Somerset
Living Geography For Somerset
Living Geography For Somerset
Living Geography For Somerset
Living Geography For Somerset
Living Geography For Somerset
Living Geography For Somerset
Living Geography For Somerset
Living Geography For Somerset
Living Geography For Somerset
Living Geography For Somerset
Living Geography For Somerset
Living Geography For Somerset
Living Geography For Somerset
Living Geography For Somerset
Living Geography For Somerset
Living Geography For Somerset
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Living Geography For Somerset

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  • 1.  
  • 2. Living Geography Alan Parkinson Secondary Curriculum Development Leader Geographical Association
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  • 4. I hope to stop somewhere in the middle... Thanks to Victoria Ellis for leading me to image
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  • 6. "As I travel the world, I find myself asking questions that only geographers can answer..." Michael Palin
  • 7. Image: Flickr user Highranger
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  • 9. Image by Simon Hathaway
  • 10. Through a geographical lens...
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  • 12. ‘ a different view’
  • 13. 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 engagement, enjoyment and creativity
  • 14. 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
  • 15. narratives : “writing” the earth
  • 16. positive futures... From UK edition of WIRED magazine...
  • 17. “ traffic jam” Every car in the jam is part of the jam....
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  • 20. “ Technology has offered the geographer so many new tools, whilst climate change and population growth have created a whole set of new circumstances.” Michael Palin RGS President
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  • 22. Seeing the wood AND the trees
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    • 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.
  • 24. 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
  • 25. What does a day lived ‘geographically’ look like ?
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  • 29. Living Geography: the blog... http://livinggeography.blogspot.com
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  • 32. “ You are not alone”
  • 33. Planning using concepts: Olympics
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  • 35. Young People’s Geographies GA project & website
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  • 38. 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, exercise book and me: Alan Parkinson Surfer: Seth Johnson 2008 (part of the GA Manifesto) With thanks to Ruth Totterdell for Slide no: 10 K2D2Vaca – Traffic Jam

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