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M:E for BETT12

  1. 1. “ you should get out more…”
  2. 2. Mission Explore - creative curriculum design through fieldwork
  3. 3. Mission:Explore - creative curriculum design through fieldwork
  4. 4. http://livinggeography.blogspot.com
  5. 5. Last 3 months <ul><li>Royal Geographical Society - 3 projects </li></ul><ul><li>Royal Meteorological Society </li></ul><ul><li>Google - World Wonders Project </li></ul><ul><li>Badger: Better GCSE grades textbook </li></ul><ul><li>Ordnance Survey: Digimap – education pack… </li></ul><ul><li>Twig: Notes for geography films & new films </li></ul><ul><li>TeachIt Geography – editing and curation </li></ul><ul><li>CPD around the country and beyond </li></ul><ul><li>Mission:Exploring </li></ul><ul><li>Harper Collins: online updates & children’s book </li></ul><ul><li>Open University: VITAL Geography portal management </li></ul><ul><li>National Geographic Education </li></ul>
  6. 6. Last three years…
  7. 7. Mission:Explore
  8. 8. Geography Writing the earth
  9. 9. Curriculum “ the subjects comprising a course of study…”
  10. 10. What is curriculum making ? “ the creation of interesting, engaging and challenging educational experiences which draw upon teacher knowledge and skills, the experiences of students and the subject resource..”
  11. 11. 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 ?
  12. 12. Geographical Association <ul><li>Curriculum Review Group </li></ul><ul><li>Preparing for new KS3 change </li></ul><ul><li>Role of assessment / use of technology </li></ul>
  13. 13. It started with a… phone call
  14. 14. “ cotton-wool kids” “toxic childhood”
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  16. 16. Geography Awareness Week Were you aware ? http://www.missionexplore.net
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  18. 18. Hay Festival and National Trust Outdoors Book of the Year 2011 Runner-up Educational Writer’s Awards 2012
  19. 19. Geography without fieldwork is like science without experiments…
  20. 20. Virtual fieldwork <ul><li>Google Street View / immersive panoramas </li></ul><ul><li>Mediascapes </li></ul><ul><li>Foot & Mouth 2001 </li></ul>
  21. 21. “ A virtual fieldtrip is like a virtual pint of beer…” Chris Durbin
  22. 22. The Map that Came to Life http://www.fulltable.com/vts/aoi/l/lampitt/map.htm
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  24. 24. The Map that Came to Life http://www.fulltable.com/vts/aoi/l/lampitt/map.htm
  25. 25. Literacy Tom Morgan-Jones
  26. 26. “ The Language of Landscape”
  27. 27. Cultural Olympiad Discovering Places
  28. 28. Walk the World http://www.walktheworld.org.uk/ <ul><li>Launched by Nick Crane </li></ul><ul><li>Developed by RGS-IBG </li></ul>
  29. 30. Connections Follow a walk…
  30. 31. “ Get lost somewhere you can’t get lost…”
  31. 32. Books – Websites – iPhone app – Festivals – Camps – CPD – Clothing….
  32. 34. Cultural / Regional differences
  33. 35. Enquiry
  34. 36. Exploration
  35. 37. Giving permission...
  36. 38. REVOLUTION Rules What if? So what?
  37. 42. Exp lore Exp eriment Exp erience Exp ertise
  38. 43. “ Experience is the overcoming of perils. The word “experience” shares a common root (per) with “experiment,” “expert,” and “perilous.” To become an expert one must dare to confront the perils of the new.” Yi-Fu Tuan 1977
  39. 44. National Geographic Education
  40. 45. Earning your badge ?
  41. 46. The Website The Workshop – Mark Pearce
  42. 47. Challengers Leaderboards
  43. 48. New for 2012 <ul><li>New partners: OS & GeoVation </li></ul><ul><li>Schools can set private challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Games (timed missions with leaderboard) </li></ul>
  44. 49. We can write missions for your area… <ul><li>North Devon AONB </li></ul><ul><li>Great Glen, Scotland </li></ul><ul><li>SUSTRANS – cycle routes across UK </li></ul><ul><li>Mission:Explore Newcastle </li></ul><ul><li>Geography Camp: Suffolk – Summer 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Hay Festival </li></ul>
  45. 50. GeoVation Missions
  46. 51. We’re all explorers, so go and explore...
  47. 52. Tim Oates Chair of Curriculum Review Aims &quot;embody for all children in England their cultural and scientific inheritance, enhance their understanding of the world around them and introduce them to the best that has been thought and written&quot;
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  49. 54. The Outdoors Show
  50. 56. &quot;may just be the most revolutionary geography-related book ever published&quot; - ‘Geographical’ magazine review

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