Russel Tarr has pulled together another excellent programme of events which will take place in the first week of November, and this time I can make it.
I will be presenting at Practical Pedagogies 2016.
The full programme is HERE.
My session is called 'The Power of Geographical Information', and is described below:
Geography is an academically robust subject which spans the social and physical sciences and promotes a lifelong interest and fascination in how the world works.
Nicholas Crane, President of the Royal Geographical Society
Geographers are interested in spatial patterns, and the growing availability of, often real-time, location based information brings new depth to teaching geography. Students don’t only consume this information, but they also produce it themselves, and it is also used after natural disasters to aid the relief effort.
The workshop will explore how this renewed focus on the ‘where’ can bring new ideas to teach familiar topics, but also broaden these activities into other curriculum areas. It will include ideas from several ERASMUS-funded projects, a resource on transport geographies, a project for the British Red Cross and work completed in the classroom by pupils.
You’ll leave the session with some practical pedagogical resources to adopt and adapt, and ideas for personal innovation, as well as introducing some free tools and mobile apps.
Matt Podbury has shared some of the other Geography names who will be presenting at the event over on his fine GeographyPods site.