Wednesday, 11 May 2011

GA Online CPD Courses

You have a chance to book to take part in the first of the Geographical Association's new ONLINE CPD courses.
These use a special web interface to allow you to listen to the presenter, watch a range of images and resources, and carry out a range of tasks, as well as asking and answering questions and taking part in discussions.

You can find more information about how the courses will work here.

Health and Flooding

24 June 2011

Audience:    Post-16 geography teachers
Friday 24 June from 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Online training room - take part from anywhere in the world
£125 (GA full, personal and concessionary members) / £175 (non-members)
Course information
The first in our series of interactive online courses will help Post-16 teachers update their knowledge of health and flooding, two key topics in Post-16 geography.
Approximately one hour will be spent on each topic during which time you will learn about current thinking and discover recent examples to use as case studies with your students.
  • Links between geography and health
  • Global patterns of health
  • Health issues linked to infectious diseases, including updates on HIV-AIDS
  • Health issues linked to affluence and human behaviour
  • Causes of recent floods
  • Impacts of recent floods
  • The implications of these for thinking about flood management
The course will include examples from titles in the GA's Top Spec Geography series -Flood Risk and Management and Health Issues in Geography.
Course leaders
Bob Digby: Junior Vice-President and Community Geographer for the Geographical Association, GCSE Principal Examiner, author, and education consultant
Dave Holmes: Geography teacher at Queen's School, Taunton, GCSE and GCE Principal Examiner, author, and education consultant

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