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Presentation from the LOTC Working Group of the GA from the Manchester 2009 Conference

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    • LOTC
      Working Group
      “Quality Learning Outside the Classroom”
    • The Big Picture
      Manifesto for Learning Outside the Classroom
      Website www.lotc.org.uk
      “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.”
    • www.geographyteachingtoday.org.uk
    • A Different View
    • Workshop aims;
      Provide a rationale for going out as part of geography
      • selling the subject as the best medium for delivering certain aspects of quality LOTC
      Define what are the indicators of quality LOTC
      Provide some ideas on how to develop that quality
    • WHY GEOGRAPHY?
      • LOTC will involve ‘selling’ the subject;
      • Senior Management
      • Colleagues
      • Participants (e.g. students)
      • Parents (especially if there is a cost involved)
    • In small groups...
      What does geography offer LOTC that other subjects do not OR cannot?
      You have about 3 minutes!
    • Geography offers LOTC...
      ?
      ?
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      ?
    • Having done the pitch...
      How do we make sure geography is
      able to offer ‘quality’ LOTC?
    • Allowing further independent investigation
      Analysing real and ‘messy’ data
      Linked to teaching topics
      What makes quality LOTC?
      First hand learning and ‘real life’ testing
      Engaging
      Relevant to the lives of the pupils
      Providing opportunities that cannot be achieved within a classroom
      Allows progression
      Developing skills and learning new ones
    • How do we get ‘quality’ LOTC into our activities?
    • How do we get quality in LOTC?
    • Some of our ideas
      Ideas from a housing estate
      Introduction
      Pupils consider the characteristic features of the houses.
      Style, age and layout of the area?
      What age are the buildings?
      Why did people come here?
      Do we all like the same things?
      How do we personalise our homes?
      Task
      Pupils investigate, by observation, the ways in which houses basically similar in design, are given an individual ‘makeover’
    • Some of our ideas
      Cloning of a High Street
      Introduction
      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.
      Task
      Repeat NEF original survey
      Where in the High Street independent and chain stores are located?
      Are independent stores located in particular areas?
      Through questionnaires, what attracts people to chain/independent retailers?
      How do independent retailers differentiate themselves from chain stores? Do they ‘market’ their independent status?
    • Supporting Your SMT
      • How ‘quality’ LOTC can support
      • SEF
      • School Improvement Plans
    • External accreditation for ‘providers’
      www.lotc.org.uk
      www.lotcqualitybadge.org.uk