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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>
<ul><li>The study of geography stimulates an interest in, and a sense of wonder about, places and helps make sense of a complex and dynamically changing world. </li></ul><ul><li>It explains how places and landscapes are formed , how people and environment interact, and how a diverse range of economies and societies are interconnected. It builds on pupils’ own experiences to investigate at all scales from the personal to the global . </li></ul><ul><li>Geographical enquiry encourages questioning , investigation and critical thinking about issues affecting the world and people’s lives, for the present and future. </li></ul><ul><li>Fieldwork is an essential element of this. Pupils learn to think spatially , using maps, visual images and new technologies, including geographical information systems, to obtain, present and analyse information. </li></ul><ul><li>Geography inspires pupils to become global citizens by exploring their own place in the world, their values and responsibilities to other people, to the environment and to the sustainability of the planet. </li></ul>& the “TREES”
<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>
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
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
Today’s Workshops Living Geography Climate Change Ruth Totterdell Very much ‘living’ geography. An evolving issue. We are all producers and consumers. Interconnectedness.
“ I would like to live long enough to see the effects of global warming. I’ve got an inside tip that it’s all a load of crap!” Homer Simpson "Global warming is a greater danger than terrorism. We should have a war on climate change" Stephen Hawking
Today’s Workshops Living Geography GCSE: living or dying ? Justin Woolliscroft Very much ‘living’ geography. Crucial stage for students and teachers. The ‘end’ of school geography.
Today’s Workshops Living Geography The World at our fingertips... Jeff Stanfield Very much ‘living’ geography. New approaches to ‘old’ topics – digital media literacy Engaging geographies. Exciting new media for assessments.
Today’s Workshops Living Geography Everyday Geographies Alan Parkinson Very much ‘living’ geography. Looking at current issues, and linking the curriculum to relevant events. Topicality – flexible curriculum.
Put your best geography head on... Image by disco~stu (Flickr)
The Geographical Association “ furthering the learning and teaching of geography”