LOTC<br />Working Group<br />“Quality Learning Outside the Classroom”<br />
The Big Picture <br />Manifesto for Learning Outside the Classroom <br />Website www.lotc.org.uk<br />“All young people sh...
www.geographyteachingtoday.org.uk<br />
A Different View <br />
Workshop aims;<br />Provide a rationale for going out as part of  geography <br /><ul><li>selling the subject as the best ...
WHY GEOGRAPHY?<br /><ul><li>LOTC will involve ‘selling’ the subject;
Senior Management
Colleagues
Participants (e.g. students)
Parents (especially if there is a cost involved)</li></li></ul><li>In small groups...<br />What does geography offer LOTC ...
Geography offers LOTC...<br />?<br />?<br />?<br />?<br />
Having done the pitch...<br />How do we make sure geography is <br />able to offer ‘quality’ LOTC?<br />
Allowing further independent investigation<br />Analysing real and ‘messy’ data<br />Linked to teaching topics<br />What m...
How do we get ‘quality’ LOTC into our activities?<br />
How do we get quality in LOTC?<br />
Some of our ideas<br />Ideas from a housing estate<br />Introduction<br />Pupils consider the characteristic features of t...
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Quality Learning Outside the Classroom

  1. 1. LOTC<br />Working Group<br />“Quality Learning Outside the Classroom”<br />
  2. 2. The Big Picture <br />Manifesto for Learning Outside the Classroom <br />Website www.lotc.org.uk<br />“All young people should experience learning outside the classroom and its benefits, not as a bolt-on to learning but as a central aspect of the learning experience, the curriculum and the courses they are engaged with.”<br />
  3. 3. www.geographyteachingtoday.org.uk<br />
  4. 4. A Different View <br />
  5. 5. Workshop aims;<br />Provide a rationale for going out as part of geography <br /><ul><li>selling the subject as the best medium for delivering certain aspects of quality LOTC</li></ul>Define what are the indicators of quality LOTC<br />Provide some ideas on how to develop that quality<br />
  6. 6. WHY GEOGRAPHY?<br /><ul><li>LOTC will involve ‘selling’ the subject;
  7. 7. Senior Management
  8. 8. Colleagues
  9. 9. Participants (e.g. students)
  10. 10. Parents (especially if there is a cost involved)</li></li></ul><li>In small groups...<br />What does geography offer LOTC that other subjects do not OR cannot?<br />You have about 3 minutes!<br />
  11. 11. Geography offers LOTC...<br />?<br />?<br />?<br />?<br />
  12. 12. Having done the pitch...<br />How do we make sure geography is <br />able to offer ‘quality’ LOTC?<br />
  13. 13. Allowing further independent investigation<br />Analysing real and ‘messy’ data<br />Linked to teaching topics<br />What makes quality LOTC?<br />First hand learning and ‘real life’ testing<br />Engaging<br />Relevant to the lives of the pupils<br />Providing opportunities that cannot be achieved within a classroom<br />Allows progression<br />Developing skills and learning new ones<br />
  14. 14. How do we get ‘quality’ LOTC into our activities?<br />
  15. 15.
  16. 16. How do we get quality in LOTC?<br />
  17. 17.
  18. 18. Some of our ideas<br />Ideas from a housing estate<br />Introduction<br />Pupils consider the characteristic features of the houses. <br />Style, age and layout of the area? <br />What age are the buildings? <br />Why did people come here? <br />Do we all like the same things? <br />How do we personalise our homes?<br />Task<br />Pupils investigate, by observation, the ways in which houses basically similar in design, are given an individual ‘makeover’<br />
  19. 19. Some of our ideas<br />Cloning of a High Street<br />Introduction<br />Based upon research undertaken by New Economics Foundation (www.neweconomics.org) into the observation that British ‘High Streets’ are becoming clones of each other by offering the same range of services through national chain stores to the detriment of local independent stores. <br />Task<br />Repeat NEF original survey<br />Where in the High Street independent and chain stores are located?<br />Are independent stores located in particular areas?<br />Through questionnaires, what attracts people to chain/independent retailers?<br />How do independent retailers differentiate themselves from chain stores? Do they ‘market’ their independent status?<br />
  20. 20. Supporting Your SMT<br /><ul><li>How ‘quality’ LOTC can support
  21. 21. SEF
  22. 22. School Improvement Plans</li></li></ul><li>External accreditation for ‘providers’<br />www.lotc.org.uk<br />www.lotcqualitybadge.org.uk <br />

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