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SAGT 2009

  1. 1. “a different view”<br />What’s your view ?<br />SAGT October 2009<br />
  2. 2. Animoto will now accept <br />VIDEO<br />
  3. 3. Alan ParkinsonSecondary Curriculum Development LeaderGeographical Association<br />
  4. 4. Who am I ?<br />2005: Magic Realism: Virtual Geography and Online Communities<br />2006: Google Earth: a Users guide<br />2007: Getting beyond “cut and paste”<br />2008: Turn on... tune in... Geography !”<br />2009.... TODAY !<br />
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  6. 6. This year’s Pixar film<br />
  7. 7. “nail houses...”<br />
  8. 8. “One must come out of one&apos;s house to begin learning.” Ghanaian Proverb<br />
  9. 9. Toronto<br />
  10. 10. Seattle, USA<br />
  11. 11. Chongqing: Wu PingStood out for 3 years against shopping mall<br />
  12. 12. “Amazing Places : SoW”<br />
  13. 13. “It&apos;s never the technology thatentertains an audience, it&apos;s what you do with it.”John Lasseter, Disney Pixar Head of Animation<br />
  14. 14. Image: Flickr user Cushdy<br />2 contexts for the workshop<br />
  15. 15. The Manifesto....<br />
  16. 16. “Manifesto”<br />
  17. 17. Toolkit book: “Look at it this way”<br />£11<br />
  18. 18. Image: Flickr user Highranger<br />
  19. 19. What’s your view<br />of the manifesto ?<br />
  20. 20. The Package: the booklet plus....<br />Glossy A1 Posters<br />Supporting articles<br />Website<br />CPD guidance<br />Image sets<br />Teachers’ guide<br />
  21. 21. Fred Martin..as a resource...<br />
  22. 22. Fully funded by the GA7 sectionsA curriculum resourceThinking geographicallyLiving GeographyGeography and young peopleInvestigating and exploring geographyGeography and the ‘real world’Curriculum making with geography<br />
  23. 23. 7 sectionsA curriculum resourceThinking geographicallyLiving GeographyGeography and young peopleInvestigating and exploring geographyGeography and the ‘real world’Curriculum making with geography<br />
  24. 24. SAGT Conference Theme“Today’s GeographyTomorrow’s World”<br />FUTURES<br />
  25. 25. ‘What is exciting about geography is that it is the first curriculum subject in the UK to take seriously the need for critical and creative thinking about the future’ <br />David Hicks<br />
  26. 26. IPSOS MORIResearch conducted for the Geographical Association in 2009http://www.geography.org.uk/aboutus/adifferentview/worldissuessurvey/<br />
  27. 27. Learning about people’s lives elsewhere<br />How important, if at all, do you think it is for people your age to learn about the issues affecting people’s lives in different parts of the world?<br />Not at all important<br />Don’t know<br />Not very important<br />Very important<br />Fairly important<br />Base: 598 children aged 11-14 years old in England, 15-22 January 2009 <br />
  28. 28. Learning about future change<br />To what extent, if at all, do you agree or disagree with the following statements? It is important to learn/think about …<br />How the world I live in may change in the future<br />Changes to the world around me and why they occur<br />Where the things I use, such as food, energy and water, come from<br />People, societies and cultures in other part of the world<br />Base: 598 children aged 11-14 years old in England, 15-22 January 2009 <br />
  29. 29. More time needed learning about wider world<br />To what extent, if at all, do you agree or disagree with the following statement? <br />There is not enough time spent on learning about the wider world in school?<br />Don’t know<br />Definitely agree<br />Definitely disagree<br />Tend not to agree<br />Tend to agree<br />Base: 598 children aged 11-14 years old in England, 15-22 January 2009 <br />
  30. 30. Fully funded by the GA7 sectionsA curriculum resourceThinking geographicallyLiving GeographyGeography and young peopleInvestigating and exploring geographyGeography and the ‘real world’Curriculum making with geography<br />
  31. 31. How do geographers think ?<br />
  32. 32. “teachers as learners”<br />Professor David Lambert: “my boss”...<br />
  33. 33. “The Met Office admitted this week that<br />its promise of a barbecue summer was <br />wrong, explaining that it was very difficult<br />to predict what will happen in three<br />months time. Meanwhile, they remain<br />absolutely convinced that they know <br />precisely what the weather will be like a <br />century from now.”<br />Jeremy Clarkson – August 2009<br />
  34. 34. 7 sectionsA curriculum resourceThinking geographicallyLiving GeographyGeography and young peopleInvestigating and exploring geographyGeography and the ‘real world’Curriculum making with geography<br />
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  36. 36. Part of teachers’ role is to help students: ‘extraordinarily re-experience the ordinary’Ira Shor<br />
  37. 37. Language of LandscapeSent out with OS Maps for 11 year olds<br />
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  39. 39. “a different view” of Edinburgh<br />
  40. 40. 1960s...<br />
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  44. 44. 2009 ??<br />
  45. 45. Other contexts related to everyday experiences of young people...<br />HOLIDAYS<br />CLOTHING<br />FOOD<br />SPORT<br />???<br />WATER<br />MUSIC & MEDIA<br />HOBBIES<br />
  46. 46. Scenic or not...http://scenic.mysociety.org/Images from GEOGRAPH<br />‘a different view’ of the same picture...<br />Is it possible to apply a numerical value to an image without knowing the context ?<br />Do we always provide sufficient context, or perhaps too much context for the learners ?<br />
  47. 47. Marks out of 10 for pictures...<br />
  48. 48. Where are the images which gained the highest scores found ?<br />Scotland<br />
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  50. 50. Landscape Photographer of the Year<br />Winning entry<br />
  51. 51. Soundscapes<br />Image: Flickr user: Rune T<br />
  52. 52. Gracenote Music Maps http://www.gracenote.com/map/<br />
  53. 53. Fully funded by the GA7 sectionsA curriculum resourceThinking geographicallyLiving GeographyGeography and young peopleInvestigating and exploring geographyGeography and the ‘real world’Curriculum making with geography<br />
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  55. 55. “Portraits” of Landscapes<br />
  56. 56. Toolkit book: “Look at it this way”<br />
  57. 57. Capturing landscapes...<br />Image: Val Vannet with thanks..<br />
  58. 58. Toolkit ActivityWriting Task<br />“Each time the doors sighed open at a lighted station they let in a gust of subterranean wind. It tasted metallic, of burned carbons and newsprint – a warm, industrial mistral, as particular to the city as Big Ben or red buses, quite different from the rotting vegetable odour of the New York subway or the reek of Gauloises in the Paris Metro. Everyone aboard the carriage had mastered the trick of looking as if they were alone in an empty room.”<br />Jonathan Raban<br />
  59. 59. You are not alone....<br />http://geographical.ning.com –over 1000 members<br />
  60. 60. “mobile / <br />handheld <br />learning”<br />
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  62. 62. After today....<br />
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  64. 64. The “Journey Journal”...<br />
  65. 65. Acknowledgements<br />All images by Alan Parkinson, except<br />Slides 1 & 3: Image copyright Seth Johnson, 2008<br />Slide : Image Jack Davison (GA member !)<br />Slides 4 : Image Sally Parkinson<br />Slide 57: ICT Snowpatch: Val Vannet<br />Flickr users: RuneT (Headphones), Cosmic Jeep (Ailsa Craig)<br />iPhone slides from the B3TA competition submissions<br />Thanks to Richard Allaway for Twitter Challenge<br />Living Geography logo by Ledgard Jepson<br />UP images copyright Disney Pixar Ltd. 2009<br />Language of Landscape produced by Natural England in association with the OS and GA.<br />Journey Journal produced by The Geography Collective and Can of Worms Publishing – logo by Tom Morgan Jones<br />
  66. 66. Other avenues to explore....<br />http://livinggeography.blogspot.com – my daily blog – over 1000 posts<br />http://www.geographycollective.co.uk - home of Mission Explore and the Journey Journal<br />http://www.naturalengland.org.uk – download “Language of Landscape” and supporting materials<br />http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/gettinginvolved/language-of-landscape/default.aspx<br />http://www.geographyalltheway.com – Richard Allaway’s site, for your CPD needs, visit http://www.geographytraining.net<br />

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