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Presntation by Mark Jones on using text in Geography, presented at the June 2010 Wiltshire Geography Conference

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  • With cross curricular collaboration key element of the KS3 PoS (QCA, 2009), this session explores how trainee teachers can creatively explore real and imaginary places and spaces through alternative useof written and visual texts.
  • This presentation draws upon work carried out between October 2005 and October 2009. The work is the collaboration of the English and geography tutors and trainees 2005-2010. Landscapes of language was a school and university project exploring teaching of tourism in Year 9 English lessons (see article Teaching Geography Spring 2007).
  • For a full explanation of these five lessons (see Teaching Geography Spring 2007).
  • Thinking skills approaches – ‘odd one out’ and ‘relationships’ – flags as text
  • Activity to explore students’ preconceptions based on symbolism in a country’s flag
  • Range of texts which could be enaged with
  • Autobiography and diary
  • This presentation draws upon work carried out between October 2005 and October 2009. The work is the collaboration of the English and geography tutors and trainees 2005-2010. Landscapes of language was a school and university project exploring teaching of tourism in Year 9 English lessons (see article Teaching Geography Spring 2007).
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Using text in Geography presentation Using text in Geography presentation Presentation Transcript

  • Re-imaging place through the creative use of text Mark Jones, UWE PGCE Geography Tutor. Wiltshire and Swindon Annual Secondary Geography conference 22 June 2010
  • Geography and English collaborations -1 Landscapes of Language
  • English Geography Y9 post SATs English lessons LEDC Tourism through a range of media and genres Landscapes of Language
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  • What do you think this country is like?
  • Explanation of the Flag of Kenya Black Majority Blood Natural Wealth Peace Masai Shield and spears: defence of freedom
    • Questioning reliability of sources
    • Unreliable
    • Reliable
    • What issues and questions were raised by doing this activity?
  • Where can we get sources of information on Kenya?
    • internet, travel brochures , travel guide books, TV holiday programmes, films, photographs, postcards, people who have been, diaries , autobiographies , news reports, recipes, newspapers, radio, atlas, blogs, micro blogs e.g. twitter, school text and reference books, people from Kenya
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  • Homework: Fiction writing
    • Write the opening of a story which is set in Kenya. In this you should:
    • introduce a main character -write in first person narrative style
    • include reference to factual geographical information which you have researched, using technical vocabulary
    • encourage the reader to want to read on
    • design a front cover & title
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    • Produce a code: How to be a responsible tourist. Either:
    • 1. Storyboard for an in-flight video
    • 2. Instruction sheet to be located in
    • the seat pocket
    • 3. Version aimed at younger travellers
    • e.g. informative cartoons, poster
    • 4. Something of your choice
  • ‘ I realised that English does need geography to work effectively’ ‘ seeing tourism in a new way’ ‘ Fascinating’ Year 9 student comments
  • English English & Geography More Geography than English Geography % students’ responses Question -What have these 5 lessons felt like?
  • ‘ Geography in stories makes them more realistic’ ‘ In English there should be geography in whatever you do and the same in geography there should be English’ ‘ English needs geography to be convincing’ ‘ We had to use geographical facts in our story writing,.. that writing is more effective if it has facts in..’ ’ English and geography are both dependent on each other’ ‘ I can see how you tried to link geography and English but for me it was just one lesson’ Year 9 student comments
  • Geography and English collaborations -2 Town as Text
  • Source: David Job (1999) New Directions in Geographical Fieldwork p.23
  • Old City Broadmead Cabot Circus 51 02 PRSC
  • Town as Text: reading the city
  • Images
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  • Affective mapping
  • Book cover and opening chapter
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  • UWE PGCE English and geography 2009-2010 Haiku
  • Gentrification Making the old new again Who is moving in ?
  • Surveillance city On camera day and night Watching out for crime
  • UWE PGCE English and geography 2009-2010 Acrostic
  • Street names
  • Geography English Haikus based on experiencing a new mega-retail development Retail Revival Cathedral of Consumption Winners and losers Dead city centre Retail-led regenerates Reverses decline I am a theme park With more open than closed I need therapy
  • Poetry – street name
  • Activity – take a street name you know
  • UWE PGCE English and geography 2009-2010 Emotional view
  • UWE PGCE English and geography 2009-2010 Display
  • UWE PGCE English and geography 2009-2010 monopoly
  • UWE PGCE English and geography 2009-2010 Book title and chapter
  • UWE PGCE English and geography 2009-2010 Haiku
  • UWE PGCE English and geography 2009-2010 Wordle
  • UWE PGCE English and geography 2009-2010 wordscape
  • Text Trail Text Trail Text Trail Text Trail Text trail
  • Bloom Anderson, & Krathwohl 1956 2001 Synthesis Evaluation Evaluating Creating