“ Are you sitting comfortably.....??” Image by Psychogeographer under CC license
Geography Literacy Writing the earth Secondary Curriculum Development Leader @ Geographical Association Formerly Head of G...
Image: Andy Riley
“ Language provides the medium for learning geography in every classroom and should therefore be a major consideration in ...
Kansas City Library , Car Park Titles chosen by local people...
We live in a society where the image is becoming the dominant means of communication, and  where once we used pictures to ...
D irected  A ctivities  R elating to  T ext
 
Travel Writing
Maps...
Doreen Massey quote... Space is a cut across an infinite landscape of stories Maps are not fixed They are the surface on w...
Language of Landscape
 
Andy Riley – Great lies to tell small kids
It’s good to talk.... <ul><li>Engage : relate new information to existing experience </li></ul><ul><li>Explore : investiga...
“ Teacher talk dominates classrooms and controls the process by which communication takes place, by deciding what kind of ...
 
Image: Val Vannet – no Photoshop
Daily Telegraph – December 2009
Authors describing local geography <ul><li>Roger Deakin: “Wildwood” </li></ul><ul><li>Craig Taylor: “Return to Akenfield” ...
Activity from “Look at it this Way” With thanks to Gary Dawson
Brian : Look, you've got it all wrong! You don't NEED to follow ME, You don't NEED to follow ANYBODY! You've got to think ...
 
 
Living Geography... http://livinggeography.blogspot.com
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Presentation for Teachmeet East - 19th June 2010
Stories and personal geographies

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Writing the earth #tm east

  1. 1. “ Are you sitting comfortably.....??” Image by Psychogeographer under CC license
  2. 2. Geography Literacy Writing the earth Secondary Curriculum Development Leader @ Geographical Association Formerly Head of Geography @ KES, King’s Lynn (1988-2008)
  3. 3. Image: Andy Riley
  4. 4. “ Language provides the medium for learning geography in every classroom and should therefore be a major consideration in the planning and preparation of lessons.” Graham Butt, University of Birmingham Originally contained in 2 nd edition of Balderstone and Lambert (2010)
  5. 5. Kansas City Library , Car Park Titles chosen by local people...
  6. 6. We live in a society where the image is becoming the dominant means of communication, and where once we used pictures to illustrate our written texts, increasingly we are using written text to illustrate the pictures. Most of us engage with moving image texts more than any other form of text in any given day, so the development of literacy skills in young people should recognise that fact. What links all of these texts is that they are all a form of  narrative , so when we develop literacy skills in young people what we are developing is the set of skills which will enable them to engage critically with the range of narratives which are in the world, and to be able to construct their own effective narratives. Bill Boyd, Literacy Adviser, Scotland
  7. 7. D irected A ctivities R elating to T ext
  8. 9. Travel Writing
  9. 10. Maps...
  10. 11. Doreen Massey quote... Space is a cut across an infinite landscape of stories Maps are not fixed They are the surface on which stories happen...
  11. 12. Language of Landscape
  12. 14. Andy Riley – Great lies to tell small kids
  13. 15. It’s good to talk.... <ul><li>Engage : relate new information to existing experience </li></ul><ul><li>Explore : investigate, hypothesise, speculate, question, negotiate </li></ul><ul><li>Transform : argue, reason, justify, consider, compare, evaluate, confirm, reassure, select </li></ul><ul><li>Present : demonstrate understanding, narrate, describe </li></ul><ul><li>Reflect : consider and evaluate new understanding </li></ul>
  14. 16. “ Teacher talk dominates classrooms and controls the process by which communication takes place, by deciding what kind of talk is permissible, by whom and for how long.” Margaret Roberts
  15. 18. Image: Val Vannet – no Photoshop
  16. 19. Daily Telegraph – December 2009
  17. 20. Authors describing local geography <ul><li>Roger Deakin: “Wildwood” </li></ul><ul><li>Craig Taylor: “Return to Akenfield” </li></ul><ul><li>Arthur Ransome: “We didn’t mean to go to sea” </li></ul><ul><li>W.G. Sebald: “Rings of Saturn” </li></ul>
  18. 21. Activity from “Look at it this Way” With thanks to Gary Dawson
  19. 22. Brian : Look, you've got it all wrong! You don't NEED to follow ME, You don't NEED to follow ANYBODY! You've got to think for yourselves! You're ALL individuals!  The Crowd : Yes! We're all individuals!  Brian : You're all different!  The Crowd : Yes, we ARE all different!  Man in crowd : I'm not...  The Crowd : Sssssh! 
  20. 25. Living Geography... http://livinggeography.blogspot.com

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