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Encounters with Place at Medecroft Room 110, King Alfred Campus, University of Winchester

December 11, 2017 from 6pm to 8pm
This is an opportunity to hear two leading primary geography educators talk about the concept of 'Place'. there will also be a chance to consider some practical activities for the classroom. Please bring an idea along that worked for you in the classroomSee More
Dec 3
Susan Pike replied to Diarmaid Minnock's discussion Teaching geography primary school
"Diarmaid What a fantastic question! From my experience I think there's some pedagogical and environmental things you can do. On the pedagogical one, I would always have an 'enquiry stance' in the room, as well as using specific…"
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The Geographical Association is the leading subject association for all teachers of geography. Our charitable mission is to further geographical knowledge and understanding through education. Our journals, publications, professional events, website and local and online networks support teachers and share their ideas and practice. The GA represents the views of geography teachers and plays a leading role in public debate relating to geography and education.

(Company Number 07139068 and Charity Number 1135148)

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MAIN NEWS and LINKS

The revamped and comprehensive Geographical Association (GA) website is now live. Lots for non - members and members alike and useful updates from the GA: the Trusted Voice for Geography.

GA Curriculum and Assessment guidance and documents for Geography complete and online

DfE Consultation on Assessment closed on December 18th 2014


 National Curriculum (England) 2014 Programmes of Study for Geography

 

Support and resources from the work of the DfE convened Geography Expert Subject Advisory Group (GESAG) This is an online resource to support teachers, tutors and student teachers in preparing for the new curriculum. The materials are NOT to be used for commercial purposes.

 

The Geographical Association is a partner in the government-funded Global Learning Programmes for England and Wales

Global Learning Special Autumn 2014 : a free download of a GA magazine special edition.  

 National Curriculum for England and Assessment information

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CPD Event from the GA: Outstanding teaching and learning in primary geography

This course will help you develop stimulating geography teaching and learning that will inspire and enthuse both pupils and members of staff. We will consider what constitutes high-quality geographical knowledge and skills, and how to plan for and evidence it. Taking a wider view, we will investigate how aspects of SMSC and British values can be taught in the context of geography.

Manchester - Wednesday 7 February 2018

Leeds - Wednesday 6 June 2018

More information and…

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Posted by Harriet Brookes on November 18, 2017 at 13:00

Senior Tutor at FSC Castle Head Field Centre, Cumbria

The Field Studies Council have a vacancy for a Senior Tutor at FSC Castle Head Field Centre, Cumbria. 

The Senior Tutor will develop, plan and deliver ‘out-of-classroom learning’ activities to a wide ranging audience; engaging and enthusing students to assist FSC achieve their goal of ‘Inspiring Environmental Understanding through first-hand experience’.  The post holder will be expected to lead groups of all abilities in the natural environment with the…

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Posted by Harriet Brookes on November 2, 2017 at 13:02

FSC Site Manager vacancy

The Field Studies Council are looking for a Site Manager at FSC Slapton, Devon. Interested? Find out more >>> http://www.field-studies-council.org/media/3931674/sl-site-manager-vp-oct-2017-1.pdf

Posted by Harriet Brookes on October 30, 2017 at 14:28

Trustee of the Field Studies Council vacancy

The Field Studies Council (FSC) is looking for potential new Trustees to support the work of the FSC. The work is unpaid, but immensely rewarding in terms of impact on educational and wider attainment. The time commitment is in the region of 5-10 days per year depending on involvement in sub-committees and Centre(s).

Role of the Trustee

The role of Trustee of the FSC is exciting, varied and extremely rewarding. Key areas of responsibility are:

• Work with colleagues and staff…

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Posted by Harriet Brookes on October 24, 2017 at 13:04

World Food Day 2017 activities and resources

World Food Day 2017 is on 16 October. This year its theme is: changing the future of migration by investing in food security and rural migration. 

 

Food security – the availability and accessibility of food – is an issue that affects everyone. World Food Day is part of the campaign for the world to reach Global Goal (Sustainable Development Goal) 2, …

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Posted by Harriet Brookes on October 10, 2017 at 14:56

CPD Event from the GA: Leading fieldwork in the primary geography curriculum

Urban environments, including our local area, offer diverse, dynamic settings packed full of 'living geography' and stimulating contexts for purposeful geographical enquiry, no matter what the weather or season. This practical course will explore the use of urban areas for primary geography fieldwork, update your geography know-how and demonstrate how to meet the fieldwork requirements in the geography National Curriculum.

Nottingham - Thursday 30 November 2017

Leeds - Friday 2…

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Posted by Harriet Brookes on October 4, 2017 at 14:00

RTPI World Town Planning Day 2017 Schools Competition

The RTPI World Town Planning Day 2017 Schools Competition offers pupils aged 7 – 18 a chance to win up to £50 worth of Amazon vouchers, free membership of the RTPI as well as a prize for their school!

What is it all about?

  • Town Planning is about making places better and more sustainable, for everyone to live, work and enjoy. 
  • As part of the RTPI’s Future Planners initiative and World Town…
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Posted by Harriet Brookes on October 3, 2017 at 11:30

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Teaching geography primary school 1 Reply

What are some of the best ways to make sure everyone feels a part of the geography lessonContinue

Started by Diarmaid Minnock. Last reply by Susan Pike Nov 30.

Coastal Geography 2 Replies

HiI am education coordinator on the Shoreham Beach Local Nature Reserve and I am currently updating our education programme. Last year I added new topics to support the changes in the primary science…Continue

Tags: sea, defences, education, flooding, geography

Started by Stephen Patrick savage. Last reply by Stephen Patrick savage Apr 28.

Link School required Bournemouth 4 Replies

Hi all...Lots to ask about!First let me tell you a little about myself: I'm a primary teacher at a school in Bournemouth, Dorset, I'm also the Geography Coordinator.I was just wondering if there was…Continue

Started by Kevin. Last reply by Kevin May 14, 2014.

Changes to the Geography Curriculum 3 Replies

Hi Everyone.With the changes to the curriculum, are the schemes of work still relevant, or are you replacing them with topic based schemes?Are you now writing your own schemes of work, or adapting…Continue

Started by Reginald Alexander Watkins. Last reply by Dr Paula Owens Oct 14, 2013.

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