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workshop 21 intro

  1. 1. Sustaining geography Breaking down barriers
  2. 2. Challenges?
  3. 3. Falling numbers? Source: CGP, using data from Joint Council for Qualifications 2007
  4. 4. <ul><li>“ Geography in schools is not doing enough to help children develop a picture of climate change, learn to lead sustainable lives and find their feet as global citizens of the 21st century.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Many children interviewed in Key Stage 3 said they found geography boring and irrelevant.” </li></ul>Public Perception?
  5. 5. Watering down of geography? <ul><li>Compressed KS3 </li></ul><ul><li>Combined humanities </li></ul><ul><li>Generic learning skills </li></ul>
  6. 7. Geography? Science? Citizenship? PSE? Identity?
  7. 8. A new dawn?
  8. 9. Concept-led curriculum…
  9. 10. <ul><li>Place </li></ul><ul><li>Space </li></ul><ul><li>Scale </li></ul><ul><li>Interdependence </li></ul><ul><li>Physical and human processes </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental interaction and sustainable development </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural understanding and diversity </li></ul>Geographical concepts
  10. 11. Making curriculum links
  11. 12. Making curriculum links
  12. 13. Haven’t we been here before? <ul><li>Foundation Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Social Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Humanities </li></ul>
  13. 14. So what is new? <ul><li>Thinking geographically </li></ul><ul><li>Strong sense of subject identity </li></ul><ul><li>Value of geography </li></ul><ul><li>Sustaining geography? </li></ul>
  14. 15. Workshop <ul><li>Case studies – David, Rob, Tom (10 mins each) </li></ul><ul><li>Identify opportunities for subject collaboration (10 minutes) </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion and invitation to further research (SPC Wiki - http://spclinks.pbwiki.com/ ) </li></ul>

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