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|Description||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.|
|Duration||One day event|
|Categories||Secondary, Leadership and Management, Teaching and Learning, Sciences, 14-19, KS3, KS4, Humanities, Management, Teaching staff, Head of year / Pastoral leader, Advanced Skills Teacher, Excellent Teacher, Main-scale (core) teacher, Newly Qualified Teacher, Head of Department / Faculty, Change Management, Coaching and Mentoring, CPD Leadership, Performance Management, Assessment, Subject Knowledge, Out of school, Earth Science / Geology, Knowledge Mobilisation|
|Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students||
Aims and outcomes
• Explore outstanding teaching and learning in geography
• Develop a deeper understanding of what assessment in geography looks like
• Assess pupils’ learning and plan for improvement
• Evaluate and plan for whole-school development in the subject
• Help staff to better support wider issues such as SMSC, British values and the global dimension
|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
Richard Hatwood, Geography Subject Leader and Additional Learning Needs Coordinator, Ysgol Esgob Morgan, St Asaph and Consultant to the GA