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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. Opportunities…See More
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Geography

What’s the most efficient way to teach enquiry based learning to the junior classes
Jan 6
Harriet Brookes posted a blog post

CPD event from the GA: Developing essential geographical skills

Aimed at geography students, trainees, early career teachers and NQTsThis one-day conference will support you in developing both your own and your students’ geographical skills. In a world of fake news, the keynote address (by Gapminder) and Workshop 1 will support a fact-based worldview which will encourage students to think critically about global trends and sustainable development. Workshop 2 focuses on developing your own skills by providing practical tips and advice from a recently…See More
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Tara Wilson posted a discussion

Geography

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?See More
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"What is the best way to insure that children remain engaged in a geography lesson and don't lose interest?"
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Maryanne Sheehan posted a discussion

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How many enquiry questions should be asked during one lesson?See More
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"Whats the best way to engage children and make them want to discover different things on an OS map such as transport links."
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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)

PRIMARY GEOGRAPHY CHAMPIONS

CHECK OUT YOUR LOCAL CHAMP!
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

Blog Posts

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.…

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

CPD event from the GA: Developing essential geographical skills

Aimed at geography students, trainees, early career teachers and NQTs

This one-day conference will support you in developing both your own and your students’ geographical skills. In a world of fake news, the keynote address (by Gapminder) and Workshop 1 will support a fact-based worldview which will encourage students to think critically about global trends and sustainable development. Workshop 2 focuses on developing your own skills by providing practical tips and advice from a…

Continue

Posted by Harriet Brookes on January 5, 2018 at 15:00

First Semester

In my first semester in St. Pat's, I got a taste of what sort of material will be taught in primary school geography. The range of different activities we did, such as going around the college and Drumcondra itself gave me an idea of how interactive the teaching of the subject can be, allowing the children to gain an understanding of their surroundings. 

Posted by Darragh Devilly on December 30, 2017 at 18:00

Educating under- and post-graduate geographers for/about/using the geographies of children and youth

Wednesday 10th January, 1000-1600

Lowther Room, RGS-IBG, Kensington Gore, London

This GCYFRG workshop is for anyone who is interested in using research on the geographies of children and youth in their teaching.

Just £20 waged, £10 unwaged!

https://gcyfrg.wordpress.com/2017/10/20/teaching-workshop-2018/

Posted by Susan Pike on December 19, 2017 at 9:49

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

Forum

Geography

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

Started by Niamh McKittrick Jan 6.

Geography

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

Started by Maryanne Sheehan Jan 3.

Geography 2 Replies

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

Started by James Mc Nally. Last reply by Susan Pike Dec 19, 2017.

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