Leading fieldwork in the primary geography curriculum - Manchester(fieldwork)

Provider: Geographical Association
£220.00 (no VAT on this item) Members
£295.00 (no VAT on this item) Non-members

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Description Human settlements offer diverse, dynamic settings packed full of 'living geography' and stimulating contexts for purposeful geographical enquiry, no matter what the weather or season. This practical course will explore the use of the built environment for primary geography fieldwork, update your geography know-how and demonstrate how to meet the fieldwork requirements in the geography National Curriculum and beyond.
Duration One day course

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Categories Primary, Leadership and Management, Teaching and Learning, Sciences, KS1, KS2, Humanities, Management, Teaching staff, Head of year / Pastoral leader, Advanced Skills Teacher, Excellent Teacher, Main-scale (core) teacher, Newly Qualified Teacher, Change Management, Coaching and Mentoring, CPD Leadership, Performance Management, Assessment, Subject Knowledge, Out of school, Earth Science / Geology
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

Aims and outcomes

  • Feel more confident in using urban environments as a setting for high-quality fieldwork.
  • Understand how to interpret and use the National Curriculum to achieve high-quality geographical enquiry in the locality.
  • Find out more about using of maps and other media to present fieldwork findings.
  • Consider questions about planning for and progression in fieldwork across the primary phase.
  • Take away a range of ideas to support your teaching.
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: Session 1: Understanding urban environments and their place within National Curriculum 2014; Planning for fieldwork; Using maps and spatial tools.

11.00-11.15: Refreshment break

11.15-12.45: Session 2: Active fieldwork - We will be going outside so please dress accordingly

12.45-13.30: Lunch

13.30-15.30: Session 3: Communicating learning through maps, words and other media; Developing fieldwork further; Thinking about planning and whole school progression

15.30: Close

Course presenter:

Ben Ballin, consultant to the GA


Date Location Details
Nov 12, 2019 09:00 Manchester - Info