Primary Geography Champions Network
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.
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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
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.
Global Learning Special Autumn 2014 : a free download of a GA magazine special edition.
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.…Continue
Posted by Harriet Brookes on January 8, 2018 at 15:00
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
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
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!
Posted by Susan Pike on December 19, 2017 at 9:49
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…Continue
Posted by Harriet Brookes on November 18, 2017 at 13:00
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…Continue
Posted by Harriet Brookes on November 2, 2017 at 13:02
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
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…
Posted by Harriet Brookes on October 24, 2017 at 13:04
What’s the most efficient way to teach enquiry based learning to the junior classes
Started by Niamh McKittrick Jan 6.
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