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|Description||This course is for primary geography teachers and geography subject leaders. 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 teachers’ confidence in getting out of the classroom.|
|Duration||One day event|
|Categories||Primary, Teaching and Learning, Early Years/Foundation, Sciences, KS1, KS2, Humanities, Personal Development, Cross-curricular Themes, Facilities, Parents and Community, Wider Context, Outdoor Activities, Education system, Assessment, Behaviour for Learning, Personalised Learning, Subject Knowledge, Out of school, Earth Science / Geology, Raising Aspirations/Expectations, Career Planning|
|Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students||
• Feel confident in using the outdoor environment for hands-on geography.
• Understand how using the outdoor environment can contribute to outstanding geography.
• Develop geographical and cross-curricular activities that develop pupils’ geographical skills.
• Discuss and share ideas for outdoor geography with other primary teachers.
• Find out how to locate examples of good practice, resources and further support.
|Evidence underpinning this approach||
All GA resources and approaches have been tried and tested by teachers of geography and course evaluations consistently receive very positive feedback.
|How users/participants can evaluate success||
The course presenters provide strategies for short and longer term evaluation of success and in addition the GA’s Quality Mark framework encourages teachers to critically assess the teaching and learning of geography, identify areas of strength, and set future development goals to further capture the potential of all students studying geography.
|Follow-up activities and support||
The GA provides a wealth of supporting web resources, publications, journals, online CPD and a Quality Mark framework and process for supporting self evaluation.
09.00-09.30: Coffee and registration
09.30-11.00: Practical Session 1 – Sense of place
11.00-11.15: Refreshment break
11.15-13.00: Practical session 2 – Mapping
13.45-15.30: Practical session 3 - Plenary
Nell Seal, Consultant to the GA