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Geographical Investigation And Creativity

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Geographical Investigation And Creativity

  1. 1. Geographical Investigation and Creativity Presented by the GA SPC
  2. 2. Geographical Investigation Curriculum Change Personal Learning and Thinking Skills – Creativity and creative thinkers
  3. 3. Sir Ken Robinson
  4. 4. Creative thinkers Geographical enquiry involves pupils in asking questions and thinking critically, constructively and creatively. Pupils find novel ways of using and applying geographical knowledge and skills to develop new interpretations of place and space. Above all, creative thinking in geography is about pupils expressing, in a variety of ways, their understanding of interconnections in the world around them and their visions for the future. Geography enables pupils to form geographical imaginations of places. The concept of physical and human processes involves pupils in understanding change and development in places and the causes of these changes. Such understanding helps pupils to imagine alternative futures for places and for the people who live and work in them. <ul><li>Creative thinkers </li></ul><ul><li>Young people think creatively by generating and exploring ideas, making original connections. They try different ways to tackle a problem, working with others to find imaginative solutions and outcomes that are of value. </li></ul><ul><li>Skills, behaviours and personal qualities </li></ul><ul><li>Young people: </li></ul><ul><li>generate ideas and explore possibilities </li></ul><ul><li>ask questions to extend their thinking </li></ul><ul><li>connect their own and others’ ideas and experiences in inventive ways </li></ul><ul><li>question their own and others’ assumptions </li></ul><ul><li>try out alternatives or new solutions and follow ideas through </li></ul><ul><li>adapt ideas as circumstances change. </li></ul>Geography and creative thinkers Creative Thinking across the curriculum
  5. 5. Creativity and Geographical Investigation Curriculum Change Personalisation Assessment Deeper Understanding
  6. 6. Chris Durbin
  7. 7. What could you do with your learners in the run up to the climate change conference?
  8. 8. Re expression
  9. 9. Revolution <ul><li>Male </li></ul><ul><li>Early 20’s </li></ul><ul><li>Regional accent </li></ul><ul><li>Imprecise </li></ul><ul><li>Rough and ready! </li></ul><ul><li>Female </li></ul><ul><li>Middle aged </li></ul><ul><li>Well spoken </li></ul><ul><li>Precise </li></ul><ul><li>Clean and tidy </li></ul>
  10. 10. Related worlds
  11. 11. Break point and beyond <ul><li>A longitudinal study of divergent thinking </li></ul><ul><li>1500 students aged 3-5 were surveyed, </li></ul><ul><li>@ Age 3 – 5 98% scored genius level </li></ul><ul><li>@ Age 8 -10 32% scored genius level </li></ul><ul><li>@ Age 13 - 15 10% scored genius level </li></ul><ul><li>They also tested 200,000 adults aged 25 and over just once as a control. </li></ul><ul><li>@ age 25+ 2% scored genius level </li></ul>
  12. 12. “ Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up .” (Picasso)
  13. 13. Creativity and Geographical Investigation Curriculum Change Personalisation Assessment Deeper Understanding
  14. 14. Geographical Investigation and Creativity Presented by the GA SPC

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