Friday, 22 February 2013

What is the future of Local ?

Here's Dan Raven Ellison looking moody and magnificent, and buying some bread, in a short film made in association with TED Conversations. Dan will be speaking at a TEDX event in Lausanne in March.
He asks a question about the impact of globalisation on our lives, and what the future of LOCAL is...


What do you think local means ?

For example, how local is the meat in this ad ?
70 miles ! That's not local for me....
What about your local regional TV news at 6pm in the evening ? I get news about Northampton and Southend... not really interested in that to be honest...

There are some  interesting responses already on the TED page

Why not check out the INTERDEPENDENCE mapper on National Geographic...
Or order your MESHU, which is an interesting idea.

Monday, 18 February 2013

Geography all the Way

Richard Allaway is doing another order of Geography all the Way clothing.
The clothing has a logo designed by Tom Morgan Jones, who illustrates Mission:Explore. There are t-shirts, hoodies and junior T-shirts in various sizes and colours.
Ordering details are available by following the link...

Order by March the 15th...

Special Geographical Conference Prices:

Adult t-shirts: £8
Adult hoodies: £17
Junior t-shirts: £5

Global Learning Project vacancies...

I blogged earlier about the signing of a Global Learning Project involving DfID, Pearson and a number of organisations, including the Geographical Association. Had this gone ahead when it was originally planned, around 2010, I would still have a job, but sadly it was delayed and then its scale was altered slightly. The project as it now stands is described HERE on the GA website.

Some job opportunities were announced at the weekend for people to work on the project for a fixed period of time.
These range from national project leader to more regional and school based project co-ordinators. Worth a look if you fancy a change in role, and a few years focussed on global learning.

The vacancies will also appear on the Guardian jobs site soon and will be linked back to the Pearson’s website so that all applicants will be able to view them in one place. The jobs will be on the sites for two weeks.

While we're at it, there's also a job going working with Richard Allaway at the International School of Geneva. Worth a look if you fancy some time abroad...

If anyone else has a teaching vacancy they want me to advertise my rates are very reasonable... :)