Four ways you could follow-up from the third twilight session of Geography and the Global Dimension

  1. Locate the page `Living Geography’ which is part of the Geography and Global Dimension On-line CPD unit and then plan an activity that involves fieldwork and the children you teach.
  2. Look at the case studies on this Blog site and choose one to adapt for your own teaching – they are all listed along the banner at the top of this page.
  3. Download the PowerPoint from the Planning and Resources Page of the GA CPD Unit and adapt it for a unit of work that you are going to teach – you will find examples of ways our teachers have done this if you check out the case studies.  You’ll find Zoe’s version for her Chembakolli Unit here >>>
  4. Share some of the work that you have done with your children so that we can build up a wider bank of case-studies.
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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