Geographical Association Conference 2012 - 5 Countries ... All you need for IB Geography?

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Lecture given at the 2012 Geographical Association Conference in Manchester.

The lecture was sponsored by the International Baccalaureate Organisation.

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Geographical Association Conference 2012 - 5 Countries ... All you need for IB Geography?

  1. 1. 5 CountriesAll you need for IB Geography?
  2. 2. Aim of this lecture
  3. 3. The IB Geography syllabus recommends that casestudies should be chosen from a limited number ofcountries (between three and five) of contrasting levels ofdevelopment. Can it be done? Should it be done? Thislecture will outline how case studies from five countriescould be used to teach the course.
  4. 4. This lecture is sponsored bythe International Baccalaureate Organisation
  5. 5. Part of the IBO Mission Statement:
  6. 6. Part of the IBO Mission Statement:The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring,knowledgeable and caring young people who help tocreate a better and more peaceful world throughintercultural understanding and respect.
  7. 7. MAY 201
  8. 8. MAY 201 HL
  9. 9. HL 2913MAY 201
  10. 10. HL 2913MAY 201 SL
  11. 11. HL 2913MAY 201 SL 2376
  12. 12. HL 2913MAY 201 SL 2376 HISTORY SL + HL
  13. 13. HL 2913MAY 201 SL 2376 HISTORY SL + HL 32755
  14. 14. The Campus des Nations DP Geography Course
  15. 15. Geographic Skills
  16. 16. The Core: Patterns and Change
  17. 17. HL Extension -Global Interactions
  18. 18. Freshwater -Issues and Conflicts
  19. 19. Extreme Environments
  20. 20. The Geography of Food and Health
  21. 21. Oceans and their Freshwater Extreme Environments Hazards and Disasters Coastal Margins Geography ofLeisure, Sport and Tourism Urban Environments Food and Health
  22. 22. Advice on case studies from the IBO Geography Guide
  23. 23. Case studies andexamples must be usedwhere appropriate toillustrate content.
  24. 24. A case study is a detailed,located example fordiscussion or a discursiveapproach.
  25. 25. Ideally, case studies selectedshould be recent; that is, theyshould have occurred withinthe student’s lifetime andshould not be historical.
  26. 26. Name a recent volcanic eruption ...
  27. 27. Name a recent volcanic eruption ...That was close to a centre ofpopulation?
  28. 28. Recent?
  29. 29. When examples are used,students should not providejust one word responses.
  30. 30. Such as Africa ...
  31. 31. What’s the difference betweena case study, an example and a focus countries?
  32. 32. Case Study
  33. 33. Something you could write about for 30minutes.
  34. 34. Describe and explain the disparities thatexist in New York. 750-800 words, 15 marks.[To access more than 8 marks you must bediscussing at least three different categoriesof disparities]
  35. 35. Examples
  36. 36. A sentence or two that you canadd to show you understanding ofthe concepts.
  37. 37. Focus Country
  38. 38. The source of several case studies.
  39. 39. The source of several case studies.Factual recall ....
  40. 40. Birth rate
  41. 41. Birth rateDeath rate
  42. 42. Birth rateDeath rateInfant mortality
  43. 43. Birth rateDeath rateInfant mortalityChild mortality
  44. 44. Birth rate Index of educationDeath rateInfant mortalityChild mortality
  45. 45. Birth rate Index of educationDeath rate Index of nutritionInfant mortalityChild mortality
  46. 46. Birth rate Index of educationDeath rate Index of nutritionInfant mortality HDIChild mortality
  47. 47. Birth rate Index of educationDeath rate Index of nutritionInfant mortality HDIChild mortality Oil production ...
  48. 48. Can ‘Patterns and Change’ be taught using between three and five countries?
  49. 49. List the three countries you like toteach the most.
  50. 50. From your three countries do you have a:
  51. 51. From your three countries do you have a:Youthful Population
  52. 52. From your three countries do you have a:Youthful PopulationAgeing Population
  53. 53. From your three countries do you have a:Youthful PopulationAgeing PopulationPro-natalist Population Policy
  54. 54. From your three countries do you have a:Youthful PopulationAgeing PopulationPro-natalist Population PolicyAnti-natalist Population Policy
  55. 55. From your three countries do you have a:Youthful PopulationAgeing PopulationPro-natalist Population PolicyAnti-natalist Population PolicyInternal Migration
  56. 56. From your three countries do you have a:Youthful PopulationAgeing PopulationPro-natalist Population PolicyAnti-natalist Population PolicyInternal MigrationInternational Migration
  57. 57. From your three countries do you have a:Youthful PopulationAgeing PopulationPro-natalist Population PolicyAnti-natalist Population PolicyInternal MigrationInternational MigrationGender Inequalities
  58. 58. From your three countries do you have a:Youthful Population Disparities within the countryAgeing PopulationPro-natalist Population PolicyAnti-natalist Population PolicyInternal MigrationInternational MigrationGender Inequalities
  59. 59. From your three countries do you have a:Youthful Population Disparities within the countryAgeing Population Debt ReliefPro-natalist Population PolicyAnti-natalist Population PolicyInternal MigrationInternational MigrationGender Inequalities
  60. 60. From your three countries do you have a:Youthful Population Disparities within the countryAgeing Population Debt ReliefPro-natalist Population Policy RemittancesAnti-natalist Population PolicyInternal MigrationInternational MigrationGender Inequalities
  61. 61. From your three countries do you have a:Youthful Population Disparities within the countryAgeing Population Debt ReliefPro-natalist Population Policy RemittancesAnti-natalist Population Policy Soil degradationInternal MigrationInternational MigrationGender Inequalities
  62. 62. From your three countries do you have a:Youthful Population Disparities within the countryAgeing Population Debt ReliefPro-natalist Population Policy RemittancesAnti-natalist Population Policy Soil degradationInternal Migration Physical water scarcityInternational MigrationGender Inequalities
  63. 63. From your three countries do you have a:Youthful Population Disparities within the countryAgeing Population Debt ReliefPro-natalist Population Policy RemittancesAnti-natalist Population Policy Soil degradationInternal Migration Physical water scarcityInternational Migration Economic water scarcityGender Inequalities
  64. 64. From your three countries do you have a:Youthful Population Disparities within the countryAgeing Population Debt ReliefPro-natalist Population Policy RemittancesAnti-natalist Population Policy Soil degradationInternal Migration Physical water scarcityInternational Migration Economic water scarcityGender Inequalities Tropical Rainforest
  65. 65. From your three countries do you have a:Youthful Population Disparities within the countryAgeing Population Debt ReliefPro-natalist Population Policy RemittancesAnti-natalist Population Policy Soil degradationInternal Migration Physical water scarcityInternational Migration Economic water scarcityGender Inequalities Tropical Rainforest Oil production
  66. 66. Ranked number 2 in terms of the UNsHuman Development Index, behind Norway -easier to access resources written in English.
  67. 67. Ranked 4th in UNs 2011 HDI
  68. 68. Ranked 4th in UNs 2011 HDIPhysical size and therefore diversity
  69. 69. Ranked 4th in UNs 2011 HDIPhysical size and therefore diversityProximity to Mexico
  70. 70. Brazilian economy overtakes UKs, says CEBR
  71. 71. Brazilian economy overtakes UKs, says CEBRTropical Rainforest
  72. 72. Size and disparities
  73. 73. Size and disparitiesInternal migration
  74. 74. Bottom of the HDI rankings ...
  75. 75. Bottom of the HDI rankings ...2011 rankings its 186 out of 187.
  76. 76. Extending the IB Five beyond Patterns and Change Oceans and their Global Interactions Extreme Environments Hazards and Disasters Coastal MarginsLeisure, Sport and Tourism Geography of Urban Environments Freshwater Food and Health
  77. 77. Should the Patterns andChange be taught usingbetween three and five countries?
  78. 78. "If geography itself has anysignificance it is that weare made to lift our eyesfrom our small provincialselves to the whole complexand magnificent world."
  79. 79. "If geography itself has anysignificance it is that weare made to lift our eyesfrom our small provincialselves to the whole complexand magnificent world."Reportedly Richard Burton (1821- 1890) to the RoyalGeographical Society.
  80. 80. Tools to help you focus upon the focus countries
  81. 81. Australia - http://www.economist.com/topics/australia/index.xmlUSA - http://www.economist.com/topics/united-states/index.xmlChina - http://www.economist.com/topics/china/index.xmlBrazil - http://www.economist.com/topics/brazil/index.xmlNiger - http://www.economist.com/topics/niger/index.xml
  82. 82. XMind
  83. 83. XMind
  84. 84. XMind
  85. 85. XMind Free mind mapping software
  86. 86. XMind Free mind mapping software Cross Platform
  87. 87. First questionnaire: Review of the current syllabus - April 2012
  88. 88. English: bit.ly/dp-geog-survey-1French: bit.ly/dp-geog-survey-1-frSpanish: bit.ly/dp-geog-survey-1-esThe deadline is June 30th 2012.
  89. 89. IB Geography GlobalInteractions: hints, tips and shortcuts Workshop

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