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|Description||This course, led by Katie Willis (Professor of human geography, Royal Holloway University) and Richard Waller (Senior lecturer in physical geography, Keele University) will provide a subject update for teachers of A level or IB geography. The morning session will focus on global systems and global governance. It will outline global governance as a concept, give an overview of mechanisms relating to migration and development and provide up-to-date case studies that can be used with students in the classroom. Glaciated landscapes will be the focus of the afternoon session. This will discuss glacial formation, processes and diversity before focusing on the relevance of these landscapes to society and opportunities for fieldwork.|
|Duration||One day course|
|Categories||Secondary, Teaching and Learning, Sciences, Humanities, Teaching staff, Advanced Skills Teacher, Excellent Teacher, Main-scale (core) teacher, Newly Qualified Teacher, Assessment, Subject Knowledge, Out of school, Earth Science / Geology|
|Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students||
Global Systems, Global Governance - sessions 1 and 2
Presenter: Professor Katie Willis, Professor of Human Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London
In our globalised world there is an increasing need to cooperate at a global scale to address key environmental, social and economic challenges. However, such collaboration requires the coming together of states and institutions with different agendas and approaches. In these two sessions we explore the concept of global governance, its rising importance and the obstacles to its success. The sessions bring together key theoretical ideas and case study material from the fields of development and migration.
These sessions aim:
To provide up-to-date case studies of global governance challenges that can be used in the classroom
Glaciated landscapes – sessions 3 and 4
Dr Richard Waller, GA Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography at Keele University
This session will provide a comprehensive introduction to glaciers and glacial environments. In addition to considering their global systems context, we will examine their role as agents of landscape change, considering the fundamental connections between processes environments and the production of distinctive glacial landforms and glaciated landscapes. We will also explore their relevance to human society and the potential fieldwork and project opportunities in both modern and ancient glacial environments.
These sessions aim:
|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 Arrival and refreshments
09.30-11.00 Session 1: Understanding global governance
11.15-12.45 Session 2: Exploring global governance systems – migration and development
13.30-14.30 Session 3
14.45-15.30 Session 4