Geography Education Research Group Event
As part of our commitment to our partnership schools, we are inviting secondary mentors and other geography colleagues to attend our second virtual ‘Subject Space’ webinar. The idea behind the Subject Space is to provide opportunities for professional dialogue and development amongst our peer group – if possible, and appropriate, supported by external speakers to provide expert input.
This practical webinar, with a lead input from Alan Parkinson, will take participants through the challenges facing us as we consider (and indeed reconsider) fieldwork. As we approach a post pandemic future this will be a great opportunity to revaluate what your department currently does, and how you do it!
It will provide a platform to share experiences, continue building relationships with colleagues and reflect on current practice. We want to create a space where we can explore the notion of what high quality geography can look like.
We ask that if you attend you bring with you a piece of fieldwork (KS3) that you have replanned, are in the process of replanning or are considering doing so for the Autumn Term. A short summary / key enquiry document relating to your fieldwork intention / plan would be superb (and be really appreciated)! There will be place to leave this on Teams so we can share great geography amongst our subject space community. There will be the opportunity to work on these ideas, as well as sharing them in the second part of the session.
Alan Parkinson has taught geography for many years, up and including P16 level. He has been secondary curriculum leader for the GA and been involved in hundreds of CPD sessions. His living geography blog has over 5.7 million readers. He has served on the secondary committee for 14 years. Alan is also a prolific author writing publications such as ‘Why Study Geography’ (LPP) and has just published the second edition of ‘Fieldwork through Enquiry’ with John Widdowson (GA) alongside text books for OCR and AQA. He has worked for organisations such as: Google, RGS-IBG, BBC, Collins, EDINA, Ordnance Survey, Follow the Things, ESRI UK, British Red Cross, Costa, TUI and Exeter University