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Geography and curriculum making outdoors

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  1. 1. Geography Writing the earth
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  3. 3. Furthering the learning and teaching of geography... Geographical Association Action Plan for Geography – jointly with RGS-IBG 2006-11
  4. 5. 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 ?
  5. 6. “ 8 way thinking”
  6. 7. Illustrations: Tom Morgan Jones
  7. 8. Geographical enquiry
  8. 9. Exploration
  9. 10. Teaching & Learning
  10. 11. Guerrilla Education
  11. 12. Teachers and learners who are engaged in irregular, critical and creative activities and thinking, usually in small groups in alternative times and spaces. Guerrilla Teaching & Learning is a form of irregular (direct action) education.
  12. 13. OFSTED Creativity
  13. 14. Giving permission...
  14. 15. REVOLUTION Rules What if? So what?
  15. 16. Fieldwork: essential
  16. 19. “ 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 one venture forth into the unfamiliar and experience with the elusive and the uncertain. To become an expert one must dare to confront the perils of the new.” Yi-Fu Tuan 1977
  17. 20. Exp lore Exp eriment Exp erience Exp ertise
  18. 21. Missions <ul><ul><li>A short challenge that involves an exploration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(real or imagined) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1. Learning taking place, even if precise objective is unclear, unagreed or unknown </li></ul><ul><li>2. A starting point: further investigation is possible </li></ul><ul><li>3. Meaningful and relevant </li></ul><ul><li>4. Irregular, quirky or unexpected </li></ul><ul><li>5. Accessible, inclusive and differentiated by outcome </li></ul><ul><li>6. Outdoors and/or in the ‘real world’ </li></ul><ul><li>7. (In)formal, with family or friends </li></ul><ul><li>8. Usually include a creative output for sharing and reflection </li></ul><ul><li>9. Fun </li></ul>
  19. 22. We’re all explorers, so go and explore...
  20. 24. Global citizenship
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  22. 26. Cultural Olympiad: Great Glen project
  23. 27. Daniel Raven-Ellison @RavenEllison @GeoCollective @MissionExplore Alan Parkinson @GeoBlogs