Living Geography Alan Parkinson Secondary Curriculum Development Leader Geographical Association
 
I hope to stop somewhere in the middle... Thanks to Victoria Ellis for leading me to image
 
"As I travel the world, I find myself asking questions that only geographers can answer..."  Michael Palin
Image: Flickr user Highranger
 
Image by Simon Hathaway
Through a geographical lens...
 
‘ a different view’
Student Experiences Geography: the subject Teacher Choices Underpinned by key concepts “ thinking geographically” Which le...
Living Geography: <ul><li>embraces  young people’s  geography and experiences </li></ul><ul><li>is current and  future  or...
narratives : “writing” the earth
positive futures... From UK edition of WIRED magazine...
“ traffic jam” Every car in the jam is part of the jam....
 
 
“ Technology has offered the geographer so many new tools, whilst climate change and population growth have created a whol...
 
Seeing the wood AND the trees
<ul><li>Thinking Geographically </li></ul><ul><li>Geography provides the possibility to study, reflect on and reach conclu...
What is the ‘Geography’ that  YOUR  students are living ? Geographers do not just see a place as an ‘objective thing’ in t...
What does a day lived ‘geographically’ look like ?
 
 
 
Living Geography: the blog... http://livinggeography.blogspot.com
 
 
“ You are not alone”
Planning using concepts: Olympics
 
Young People’s Geographies GA project & website
 
 
Flickr Credits: Creative Commons St Stev: aerial shot  PearlsofJannah: map puzzle Flickr User Cushdy: Ham Sandwich road si...
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Living Geography For Somerset

  1. 2. Living Geography Alan Parkinson Secondary Curriculum Development Leader Geographical Association
  2. 4. I hope to stop somewhere in the middle... Thanks to Victoria Ellis for leading me to image
  3. 6. &quot;As I travel the world, I find myself asking questions that only geographers can answer...&quot; Michael Palin
  4. 7. Image: Flickr user Highranger
  5. 9. Image by Simon Hathaway
  6. 10. Through a geographical lens...
  7. 12. ‘ a different view’
  8. 13. Student Experiences Geography: the subject Teacher Choices Underpinned by key concepts “ thinking geographically” Which learning activity ? Does this take the learner beyond what they already know ? Living Geography engagement, enjoyment and creativity
  9. 14. Living Geography: <ul><li>embraces young people’s geography and experiences </li></ul><ul><li>is current and future oriented </li></ul><ul><li>is local but set in wider ( global ) contexts </li></ul><ul><li>raises questions of change, sustainability and development </li></ul>
  10. 15. narratives : “writing” the earth
  11. 16. positive futures... From UK edition of WIRED magazine...
  12. 17. “ traffic jam” Every car in the jam is part of the jam....
  13. 20. “ Technology has offered the geographer so many new tools, whilst climate change and population growth have created a whole set of new circumstances.” Michael Palin RGS President
  14. 22. Seeing the wood AND the trees
  15. 23. <ul><li>Thinking Geographically </li></ul><ul><li>Geography provides the possibility to study, reflect on and reach conclusions about topics and issues in a way that is unique to our subject, </li></ul><ul><li>seeing the world through a geographical lens. </li></ul><ul><li>It helps children to make sense of the world. </li></ul>
  16. 24. What is the ‘Geography’ that YOUR students are living ? Geographers do not just see a place as an ‘objective thing’ in the world that can be described and explained as they build up geographical knowledge. ‘ Place’ is also experienced on a personal and deeply emotional level. Eleanor Rawling
  17. 25. What does a day lived ‘geographically’ look like ?
  18. 29. Living Geography: the blog... http://livinggeography.blogspot.com
  19. 32. “ You are not alone”
  20. 33. Planning using concepts: Olympics
  21. 35. Young People’s Geographies GA project & website
  22. 38. Flickr Credits: Creative Commons St Stev: aerial shot PearlsofJannah: map puzzle Flickr User Cushdy: Ham Sandwich road sign (Jack Davison – GA member !) Mook Hole, Network card, Map shirt, spectacles, Living Geography, Cabbage, exercise book and me: Alan Parkinson Surfer: Seth Johnson 2008 (part of the GA Manifesto) With thanks to Ruth Totterdell for Slide no: 10 K2D2Vaca – Traffic Jam

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