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Imagination is more         important than knowledge              Albert EinsteinSunday, 2 December 12               1
ALAN                         PARKINSON                         FREELANCE                        GEOGRAPHERSunday, 2 Decemb...
WHAT DO I KNOW ?                                 TEACHER & HoD                                    PARENT                  ...
GA NC GROUP                        Curriculum Consultation 2011-13Sunday, 2 December 12                                   ...
WHAT DO I KNOW ?                                 TEACHER & HoD                                    PARENT                  ...
CURRICULUM                                          What is it ?                                          cur·ric·u·lum (k...
LOOKING                        FORWARD ...                         OR BACK ?Sunday, 2 December 12                 7
CURRICULUM      DEVELOPMENT LEADER                        What did I spend my time doing ?Sunday, 2 December 12           ...
“One aim of education: to be         able to think for yourself, and          act for others - lets build a            cur...
GOVE AT LFE12              “More often than not children are                      bored in class..”          “You cant hav...
MIKE TOMLINSON                          When designing a curriculum...     Start with what you want students to know and  ...
Students in Finland sit no            mandatory exams until the age of           17-19. Teacher based assessments         ...
Courage, Curiosity,                 Discipline,              Experimentation,          Exploration, Imagination,          ...
A DOCUMENT        TEACHERS ARE THE CURRICULUM                  MAKERS                        PROFESSOR DAVID LAMBERTSunday...
METAPHORS                         SCAFFOLDING                          ROUTE MAP                           SKELETON       ...
"Should be compulsory reading for all university            geography students" Professor Danny Dorling                   ...
“Experience is the overcoming of perils. The word            “experience” shares a common root (per) with                “...
HANDING OVER                          CONTROLSunday, 2 December 12                  18
Giving permission...Sunday, 2 December 12         19
20Sunday, 2 December 12        20
SOME THOUGHTSSunday, 2 December 12                   21
First, using this resource requires specialist subject knowledge to realise the educational benefits of using it. Second, ...
CONTENT & CONTEXT                        No more ‘CASE STUDIES’....Sunday, 2 December 12                                23
Sunday, 2 December 12   24
Noel Jenkins                        FANTASY KS3Sunday, 2 December 12                   25
Teaching                        & LearningSunday, 2 December 12                26
Geographical ‘lens’                                              27Sunday, 2 December 12                              27
“fieldplay”                        28Sunday, 2 December 12        28
Geographical          enquirySunday, 2 December 12   29
Freedom/RiskSunday, 2 December 12         30
Explore                        Experiment                        Experience                        ExpertiseSunday, 2 Dece...
M:E CURRICULUM                            Mission BasedSunday, 2 December 12                       32
BADGES                        Learning badges e.g. Mozilla...Sunday, 2 December 12                                     33
Place / Space / Scale / Environment /       Sustainability / Interdependence /    Consumption / Futures / Urbanisation /  ...
THANKS                              a.parkinson@gmail.com                                     @GeoBlogs                   ...
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Geography Camp Curriculum Session

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31st November 2012
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Geography Camp Curriculum Session

  1. 1. Imagination is more important than knowledge Albert EinsteinSunday, 2 December 12 1
  2. 2. ALAN PARKINSON FREELANCE GEOGRAPHERSunday, 2 December 12 2
  3. 3. WHAT DO I KNOW ? TEACHER & HoD PARENT CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT LEADER AUTHOR CONSULTANT PRIMARY GEOGRAPHY CHAMPION CHARTERED GEOGRAPHERSunday, 2 December 12 3
  4. 4. GA NC GROUP Curriculum Consultation 2011-13Sunday, 2 December 12 4
  5. 5. WHAT DO I KNOW ? TEACHER & HoD PARENT CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT LEADER AUTHOR CONSULTANT PRIMARY GEOGRAPHY CHAMPION CHARTERED GEOGRAPHERSunday, 2 December 12 5
  6. 6. CURRICULUM What is it ? cur·ric·u·lum (k-rky-lm) n. pl. cur·ric·u·la (-l) or cur·ric·u·lums 1. All the courses of study offered by an educational institution. 2. A group of related courses, often in a special field of studySunday, 2 December 12 6
  7. 7. LOOKING FORWARD ... OR BACK ?Sunday, 2 December 12 7
  8. 8. CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT LEADER What did I spend my time doing ?Sunday, 2 December 12 8
  9. 9. “One aim of education: to be able to think for yourself, and act for others - lets build a curriculum from that ..” Tim Brighouse London Festival of Education November 2012Sunday, 2 December 12 9
  10. 10. GOVE AT LFE12 “More often than not children are bored in class..” “You cant have education without externally set assessment otherwise its just playing”Sunday, 2 December 12 10
  11. 11. MIKE TOMLINSON When designing a curriculum... Start with what you want students to know and understand and the skills you want the students to develop.... Gove is starting with the assessment...Sunday, 2 December 12 11
  12. 12. Students in Finland sit no mandatory exams until the age of 17-19. Teacher based assessments are used by schools to monitor progress and these are not graded, scored or compared, but instead are descriptive and utilised in a formative manner to inform feedback and assessment for learning.Sunday, 2 December 12 12
  13. 13. Courage, Curiosity, Discipline, Experimentation, Exploration, Imagination, Sociability and Thoughtfulness Guy Claxton’s Big 8 aptitudesSunday, 2 December 12 13
  14. 14. A DOCUMENT TEACHERS ARE THE CURRICULUM MAKERS PROFESSOR DAVID LAMBERTSunday, 2 December 12 14
  15. 15. METAPHORS SCAFFOLDING ROUTE MAP SKELETON STATUS QUO PALIMPSESTSunday, 2 December 12 15
  16. 16. "Should be compulsory reading for all university geography students" Professor Danny Dorling 16Sunday, 2 December 12 16
  17. 17. “Experience is the overcoming of perils. The word “experience” shares a common root (per) with “experiment,” “expert,” and “perilous.” To experience in the active sense requires that oneventure forth into the unfamiliar and experience with theelusive and the uncertain. To become an expert one must dare to confront the perils of the new.” Yi-Fu Tuan 1977Sunday, 2 December 12 17
  18. 18. HANDING OVER CONTROLSunday, 2 December 12 18
  19. 19. Giving permission...Sunday, 2 December 12 19
  20. 20. 20Sunday, 2 December 12 20
  21. 21. SOME THOUGHTSSunday, 2 December 12 21
  22. 22. First, using this resource requires specialist subject knowledge to realise the educational benefits of using it. Second, it requires the teacher to decide on a sound way to use the resource . Third, it requires the teacher to able to place the resource really effectively - thinking about what prior knowledge would be helpful and how to follow it through and build on the understanding gained through its use. Curriculum thinking is about having clear purposes and goals. CURRICULUM ARTEFACTSSunday, 2 December 12 22
  23. 23. CONTENT & CONTEXT No more ‘CASE STUDIES’....Sunday, 2 December 12 23
  24. 24. Sunday, 2 December 12 24
  25. 25. Noel Jenkins FANTASY KS3Sunday, 2 December 12 25
  26. 26. Teaching & LearningSunday, 2 December 12 26
  27. 27. Geographical ‘lens’ 27Sunday, 2 December 12 27
  28. 28. “fieldplay” 28Sunday, 2 December 12 28
  29. 29. Geographical enquirySunday, 2 December 12 29
  30. 30. Freedom/RiskSunday, 2 December 12 30
  31. 31. Explore Experiment Experience ExpertiseSunday, 2 December 12 31
  32. 32. M:E CURRICULUM Mission BasedSunday, 2 December 12 32
  33. 33. BADGES Learning badges e.g. Mozilla...Sunday, 2 December 12 33
  34. 34. Place / Space / Scale / Environment / Sustainability / Interdependence / Consumption / Futures / Urbanisation / Technology / Pedagogy / Mobile learning / Resourcing / CPD / Collaboration / Networks CURRICULUM ESSENTIALS / ARTEFACTS Give me five.... I’ll be leaving at 1.30....Sunday, 2 December 12 34
  35. 35. THANKS a.parkinson@gmail.com @GeoBlogs http://livinggeography.blogspot.comSunday, 2 December 12 35

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