Going outside: ideas for primary geography fieldwork - London(Going outside London)

Provider: Geographical Association
£240.00 (no VAT on this item) Members
£315.00 (no VAT on this item) Non-members

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Description 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 your confidence in getting out of the classroom.
Duration One day event

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Categories Primary, Leadership and Management, Teaching and Learning, Sciences, KS1, KS2, Humanities, Management, Teaching staff, Cross-curricular Themes, Wider Context, Outdoor Activities, Education system, Out of school, Earth Science / Geology
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

Aims and outcomes:

  • 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.


Course Programme:

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

15.30: Close

Course presenter:

Nell Seal, Consultant to the GA


Date Location Details
Mar 10, 2020 09:00 London - Info