Everyday Geographies Alan Parkinson Secondary Curriculum Development Leader Geographical Association
Put your best geography head on... Image by disco~stu (Flickr)
Favela image and melting man image removed ... Contact me if required via e-mail on pens...
 
“ ..it is not enough just to apply new technologies to existing processes—for maximum effect you have to apply them in new...
Calvin: You can't just turn on creativity like a tap. You have to be in the right mood.  Hobbes: What mood is that?  Calvi...
What is Creativity ? •    Creativity involves thinking or behaving  imaginatively ;  •   This imaginative activity is  pur...
On a day-to-day basis, young people participate in their own  ‘lived’ or ‘everyday’ geographies . Geography in school can ...
“ Have I got Geography for you...” 10 ideas for using ‘everyday’ newspapers Alan Parkinson Secondary Curriculum Developmen...
What’s the first thing that the majority of 12-24 year olds do when they get home? Turn on their computer...
Is it worth bothering to recycle ? Is buying bottled water immoral ? Should we all be vegetarian ? Why would anyone want t...
 
 
http://www.shillpages.com/movies/index2.shtml
Weblinks http://bit.ly/web2   -  Becta Web2.0 Research Report http://geodonn.blogspot.com  – Kenny O Donnell’s blog http:/...
Credits Ham Sandwich – Jack Davison (GA member) Alec Couros – Networked teacher (Creative Commons) Hugh Aldersey-Williams ...
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  1. 1. Everyday Geographies Alan Parkinson Secondary Curriculum Development Leader Geographical Association
  2. 2. Put your best geography head on... Image by disco~stu (Flickr)
  3. 3. Favela image and melting man image removed ... Contact me if required via e-mail on pens...
  4. 5. “ ..it is not enough just to apply new technologies to existing processes—for maximum effect you have to apply them in new and imaginative ways” The Economist, September 2009
  5. 6. Calvin: You can't just turn on creativity like a tap. You have to be in the right mood. Hobbes: What mood is that? Calvin: Last-minute panic
  6. 7. What is Creativity ? •    Creativity involves thinking or behaving imaginatively ; •   This imaginative activity is purposeful : that is, it is directed to achieving an objective; •   These processes must generate something original ; (this is explained as being something new to the learner – a new discovery, a new way of thinking to them) •    The outcome must be of value in relation to the objective   DfES response to Roberts Report (2006) and based on NACCCE All our Futures and work by QCA
  7. 8. On a day-to-day basis, young people participate in their own ‘lived’ or ‘everyday’ geographies . Geography in school can draw from these experiences, and help young people understand them, connecting them to the wider world of people.
  8. 9. “ Have I got Geography for you...” 10 ideas for using ‘everyday’ newspapers Alan Parkinson Secondary Curriculum Development Leader Geographical Association
  9. 10. What’s the first thing that the majority of 12-24 year olds do when they get home? Turn on their computer...
  10. 11. Is it worth bothering to recycle ? Is buying bottled water immoral ? Should we all be vegetarian ? Why would anyone want to go on holiday outside the UK ? Should we boycott supermarkets ? Are we really “4 meals from anarchy” ? Other enquiries ?
  11. 14. http://www.shillpages.com/movies/index2.shtml
  12. 15. Weblinks http://bit.ly/web2 - Becta Web2.0 Research Report http://geodonn.blogspot.com – Kenny O Donnell’s blog http://bubbl.us – free online mind mapping tool
  13. 16. Credits Ham Sandwich – Jack Davison (GA member) Alec Couros – Networked teacher (Creative Commons) Hugh Aldersey-Williams and Simon Briscoe for the Sceptics Toolkit

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