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GA CPD Course: Going outside: ideas for primary geography fieldwork

This hands-on course uses the outdoor environment as the inspiration to develop your geography curriculum. The National Curriculum states that geography should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world that remains with them for the rest of their lives; what better way to achieve this than by immersing pupils in real-world geography outside of the classroom? The course will provide numerous ideas for engaging fieldwork and will increase your confidence in getting outof the…See More
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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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Have a look at the map and zoom in to see who your nearest Champion is? As well as joining their 'group page' for discussions you may want to attend one of their forthcoming face to face sessions for high quality, free CPD (plus certificate, cake, biscuits, tea, coffee ...). Or, you may want to suggest an event in your local area that meets your needs. So get networking!

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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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GA CPD Course: Going outside: ideas for primary geography fieldwork

This hands-on course uses the outdoor environment as the inspiration to develop your geography curriculum. The National Curriculum states that geography should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world that remains with them for the rest of their lives; what better way to achieve this than by immersing pupils in real-world geography outside of the classroom? The course will provide numerous ideas for engaging fieldwork and will increase your confidence in getting…

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Posted by Isabel Richardson on January 29, 2019 at 9:00

GA CPD Course: Leading fieldwork in the primary geography curriculum

London - 6 March 2019

This course is aimed at primary geography teachers and geography subject leaders and looks at urban environments. These 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…

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Posted by Isabel Richardson on January 22, 2019 at 11:30

GA CPD Course: Literacy through geography

In order to be judged as ‘outstanding’, Ofsted requires schools to demonstrate high levels of literacy. This course will demonstrate how geography can encourage pupils to engage with literacy, providing you with ideas to develop a rich and relevant curriculum that will give pupils excellent educational experiences. It will explore geography through stories, consider the use of images to develop speaking and listening, and think about sharing and justifying opinions in geography.…

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Posted by Isabel Richardson on January 22, 2019 at 9:00

GA CPD Course: 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.

This course will run on the following dates at these…

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Posted by Isabel Richardson on December 26, 2018 at 9:00

Upcoming CPD courses from the GA in the new year!

Outstanding teaching and learning in primary geography

Aimed at primary geography subject leaders

This course will help you develop stimulating geography teaching and learning that will inspire and enthuse both pupils and members of staff. We…

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Posted by Isabel Richardson on December 20, 2018 at 16:36

Dissertation request: Disaster Risk reduction in Primary education

I was passed this request today by a colleague at school, and hope some of you reading this might be able to help.

My name is Hannah Gunn and I am in my final year studying Geography at Oxford Brookes University.…
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Posted by Alan Parkinson on December 7, 2018 at 22:22

GA CPD Course: Leading fieldwork in the primary geography curriculum

Urban environments 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.

This course will run on the following dates at these…

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Posted by Isabel Richardson on October 9, 2018 at 9:00

GA CPD Course: Leading primary geography

Join us to develop your understanding of geography's core skills and knowledge. This course will help you to lead primary geography successfully and raise the standard of teaching and learning of the subject in your school. You will explore how to stimulate geographical learning that is relevant, progressive and engaging. The session will also examine the geographical connections to other subject areas and whole-school dimensions such as global learning, sustainability, values and…

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Posted by Isabel Richardson on October 2, 2018 at 9:00

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What’s the most efficient way to teach enquiry based learning to the junior classes

Started by Niamh McKittrick Jan 6, 2018.

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What is the best way to ensure that the lesson will grab all the children's attention so that they don't lose interest during the lesson?Continue

Started by Tara Wilson Jan 5, 2018.

Enquiry Questions

How many enquiry questions should be asked during one lesson?Continue

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Should geography be mainly thought outside or inside the classroom?Continue

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