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Make Your Fieldwork More Interesting

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Workshop presentation for the GA ISWG Conference (Oxford 2010).

Workshop presentation for the GA ISWG Conference (Oxford 2010).

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  • 1. Make Your Fieldwork More Interesting
    Nick Lapthorn
    Head of Centre, FSC Nettlecombe Court
    nick.nc@field-studies-council.org
  • 2. Identify what makes fieldwork more interesting
    Develop outline activities to invigorate your fieldwork
    Some ideas to try
    During the workshop...
  • 3. Fun?
    Providing opportunities that cannot be achieved within a classroom
    Support classroom topics
    Why are you going out?
    To complete Controlled Assessment
    Developing skills and learning new ones
    To learn ‘skills’ for assessment
  • 4. What MYFMI?
    Think back...
    • 1. What fieldwork do you remember doing at school?
    • 5. 2. What made it memorable?
  • What MYFMI?
  • The 6 Ps (or Nick’s version of it! )
    Participating in
    Planning
    Promotes
    Positive
    Pupil
    Performance
    Engaging students
  • 11. Fieldwork Ownership
    Defining the task
    Individual research
    Discovering/exploring/deciding the sites
    Google Earth (using layers) & Google Maps
    Engaging students
  • 12. Main reasons for fieldwork
    Curriculum assessment
    Common Entrance
    GCSE Controlled Assessment
    AS ‘skills’ paper
    A2 extended investigation
    Adding Value
  • 13. Technology
  • 14. What do our senses tell us about the environment we are in?
    Sight
    Sounds
    Smells
    Textures
    Taste (?)
    Sensual Geography!
  • 15. Using the images provided, think of an activity that uses
    Sight
    Sounds
    Smell
    Touch
    Taste[?]
    Task
  • 16.
  • 17. Using the images provided, think of an activity that uses
    Sight
    Sounds
    Smell
    Touch
    Taste[?]
    Task
  • 18. Field sketching
    Geograph
    http://www.geograph.org.uk/
    What makes a location ‘iconic’
    Choose a picture from a location that depicts your feeling about the site
    Field Sights
  • 19. Sound maps
    Sound CDs
    Audio tours – podcast of the visit
    Soundscapes
    The Free Sound Project
    http://www.freesound.org/forum/index.php
    Why not create a soundscape mp3?
    Sounds
  • 20. Sound CDs
  • 21. Smells
    The powerful sense for evoking memories
    Create smell maps
    Smelly cocktails
  • 22. What textures are there within the locality?
    Where have they come from?
    Local/imported – why?
    Natural/man-made
    Touch
  • 23. Psychogeography
  • 24.
  • 25. Nick Lapthorn
    FSC Nettlecombe Court
    Williton
    Somerset
    TA4 4HT
    www.field-studies-council.org/nettlecombecourt
    nick.nc@field-studies-council.org
    Any other ideas?