Planning a new Geography Curriculum

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Planning a new Geography Curriculum

  1. 1. Why I Geography
  2. 3. Getting this across students
  3. 6. Interviewing students <ul><li>After the department meeting we came up with a list of priorities for the department. In the interview the students were asked to rank the priorities. </li></ul>
  4. 7. Big Concepts in Geography Place Space Scale Interdependence Physical and Human processes Environmental interaction and sustainable development Cultural understanding and diversity Bias Causation Change Conflict Development Distribution Futures Inequality Interdependence Landscape Scale Location Perception Region Environment Uncertainty Cause and Effect Classification Decision Making Development Inequality Location Planning Systems 2008 KS3 Curriculum Geography Advisor’s and Inspectors’ Network (2002) Leat (1998)
  5. 8. How can we make sense of these concepts?
  6. 12. Map your current curriculum
  7. 13. <ul><li>What would you like to teach? What’s current? What’s interesting? What unique to Geography? </li></ul><ul><li>What do students want to learn about? Is it relevant? </li></ul><ul><li>What will we have time for? How does geography fit into the wider curriculum? Do we have time for fieldwork? </li></ul><ul><li>How can we get students to do GCSE? </li></ul>
  8. 14. Dangerous World Threatened World My World Shrinking world Diverse World Water world Crime Coping with flooding Global warming Environmental concerns My local environment Tourism Italy and the EU World climates Global fashion My footprint on the world How rivers work Extreme weather Natural Hazards Wet weather Our local area Football Brazil Conservation Year 9 Year 8 Year 7
  9. 15. Now over to you…… <ul><li>Have you got any ideas of developing your curriculum? </li></ul><ul><li>See if the wheel works for you </li></ul>

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