Everyday Geographies Alan Parkinson Secondary Curriculum Development Leader Geographical Association
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“ ..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
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
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
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.
“ Have I got Geography for you...” 10 ideas for using ‘everyday’ newspapers Alan Parkinson Secondary Curriculum Development Leader Geographical Association
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 to go on holiday outside the UK ? Should we boycott supermarkets ? Are we really “4 meals from anarchy” ? Other enquiries ?