John Waller talks about his Global Geography work in school.

At the Global Geography Network Teacher Meet, held at DECSY on Tuesday 12th December 2013, John Waller of Dobcroft School Sheffield gave a 10 minute talk about his classroom…

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Ideas for teaching younger children about Geography and the Global Dimension

At the last session of the Geography and Global Dimension twilight session some teachers of younger children expressed concerns that we hadn’t focused enough on early years.  Here are some suggestions for where you might look:

Using Picture Books to develop geography & Global Citizenship 

Starting from a picture book – What if? (ESD)

Start Local Think Global  scroll down the page until you come to `If you’re not from the …’ and `When I went to the …’

Geography and Food

Journey’s Place and Landscape (Foundation Stage)

Africa: Your School, My School (Year 1)

Steps on our `learning journey’: developing understanding of teaching about Geography and the Global Dimension.

During the last project meeting of the summer of 2012 we sat down to tease out those aspects we felt had made the project successful.  We also wanted to identify the lasting legacy, i.e. what teacher’s would take away with them and that they would continue to put into practice in their own classrooms.  

In terms of offering a shape for any further projects that might be run we put together these points:

  1. It starts with us the teachers – exploring the values and attitudes that we hold and developing and extending our conceptual knowledge and understanding in relation to:

a) Geography,        and

b) What we mean by the Global Dimension.

2. The focus moves onto the children we teach – we provide opportunities and develop learning experiences in order to support our children as learners. We extend and challenge learners through enquiry learning and P4C.

3. We think through the issues and support our children to `Take Action’ and we square the circle by considering the place of charity

 

Wendy & Ann

 

Geography and the Global Dimension

A series of 3 twilights for primary school teachers, based on the highly successful teacher group project with the Geography Association.

Session 1: Introduction: The Danger of a Single Story
Choose one from the following dates:
16th January 2013: Jump Primary, Barnsley
17th January 2013: Watercliffe Meadow Primary, Sheffield
24th January 2013: Dobcroft Infant, Sheffield
Session 2: Case studies from local schools and planning
29th January 2013: DECSY, Scotia Works, Leadmill Rd, Sheffield, S1 4SE (with
access to DECSY’s resource centre and advice from project teachers)
Session 3: Global Citizenship: children taking action
26th February 2013: DECSY, Scotia Works, Leadmill Road, Sheffield, S1 4SE
These sessions (all 4.30pm – 6pm) will be facilitated by Helen Griffin & Wendy
North with support from the project teachers, who have all implemented
geography with a global dimension with their pupils this year.

Start Date

  • Wednesday 16 January 2013 (16:30)

Cost

FREE

How to Book

Contact Helen Griffin

Download the course flyer from this page >>>