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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.I am interested in working with primary schools with reference to natural disasters.My dissertation covers the topic of community engagement in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in flooding and in particular on the level of knowledge for primary aged children.I have created an online survey…See More
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We are based in and around Bolton and Manchester. Apologies if you joined the previous group, I may have accidentally deleted it. This one will be new and improved!!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)


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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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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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.…

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…


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…


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

NEW CPD programme: Critical thinking for achievement

A NEW CPD programme for primary and secondary teachers of geography and science, funded by the DfE Teaching and Leadership Innovation Fund (TLIF).

This FREE programme provides CPD for primary and secondary teachers of geography and…


Posted by Isabel Richardson on October 1, 2018 at 9:00

The Better World Detectives

Hi - Emma Espley and I have been working on a resource for TUI called the Better World Detectives.

The theme is Sustainable Tourism, and we have produced 6 fully resourced lessons with lots of enquiry and creative activities too... 

Could you…


Posted by Alan Parkinson on August 9, 2018 at 11:30

CPD Event from the GA: Going outside: ideas for primary geography fieldwork

This hands-on course uses the outdoor environment as the inspiration for developing 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 teachers’ confidence in getting…


Posted by Harriet Brookes on March 8, 2018 at 15:00

Free art exhibition

There is a free art exhibition starting today at Portland Works by Naomi Hart (Leverhulme Trust artist in residence at University of Sheffield Geography Department) - all welcome!…


Posted by Harriet Brookes on March 1, 2018 at 11:08

CPD Event from the GA: 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 which 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.…


Posted by Harriet Brookes on January 8, 2018 at 15:00



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

Started by Niamh McKittrick Jan 6.


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.

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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