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1 Future of the network Liverpool November 2008 This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.

2 HERODOT 3 This presentation provides some of the results from the data gathered at the HERODOT 2008 conference in Liverpool and by from members. It gives details of the likely Thematic Pillars and some of the themes and work plans which will be used during the application for EC funding to support the next phase of the HERODOT network activities.

3 HERODOT 3: Information gathering Data obtained from completed questionnaires (n=51) submitted at the Liverpool conference and via Three sets of round table discussions –Network Goals - Topics/themes –Projects - Workplan –Activities - Products

4 The future of HERODOT: phase 3 Questionnaire results 100% want to be involved in HERODOT 3 Requested many different themes and activities 48% would be prepared to help organise aspects of the next phase Strong mandate to go ahead with a HERODOT 3 proposal

5 Round Table 1: Goals of HERODOT 3 Chart status of Geography –Monitor developments in Geography in Europe –Implement the promotion of Geography –Develop a lobbying force for Geography Support developments under Bologna and Lisbon Agenda –A curriculum for world-class geographical science –Employability – jobs for geographers – university- business links –Key geographical competences Develop a European Subject Centre for learning and teaching Geography (virtual, real)

6 Round Table 1: Suggested Themes for HERODOT 3 Information Technology - elearning GIS – educational research, applied TUNING Masters level courses PhD studies in Geography Places – Geo-literacy - Spatial mapping Images of Europe, old and new Sustainability – Global issues – Lucerne Declaration as a basis for curriculum development Geography teacher training – standards

7 seeing Geography from different angles –new paradigms in Geography, re-purposing (recycling?) Geography, interdisciplinarity, applying Geography – eg tourism, Geo- Olympics, planning etc. Intercultural aspects European society and its issues Meanings of citizenship Internationalising the curriculum Pedagogies in curriculum reform Quality assurance and standards Round Table 1: Suggested Themes for HERODOT 3

8 TP 1 Geographical Identities European, Cultural, Global, Sustainable, Environmental TP 2 Geo-literacy Core geographical skills and competences TP 3 E-learning and GIS Technologies in supporting world-class Geography HERODOT 3 Proposal: Five Thematic Pillars

9 TP 4 Quality Assurance Establishing standards and quality indicators. Quality processes and curriculum guidance. TP 5 Postgraduate education Review of courses and competences, relating to professional development and employability, university-enterprise-business links HERODOT 3 Proposal: Five Thematic Pillars

10 Round Table 2: Possible HERODOT 3 Projects Projects are actions for Thematic Pillars State of GIS teaching and training in Europe – standards – exemplars, methodologies - training Curriculum materials for teaching Geography in Europe – HERODOT to provide frameworks and benchmarks for QA

11 Round Table 2: Possible HERODOT 3 Projects Identity perspectives through Geography – research to establish guidelines, relate to different disciplines, themes and topics of European interest, intercultural map of Europe, establish connections to others Education for sustainability – curriculum, pedagogies, materials, comparative research on issues like values, global understanding

12 Round Table 3: Possible HERODOT 3 Activities Activities form the workplan of the Pillars Guiding student research In-Service training Update state-of-the-art Innovative learning How well does curricula match benchmarks? Comparative curriculum studies

13 Round Table 3: Essential HERODOT products Products are key outputs of Pillars/Network Paper magazine Books Pedagogical training materials Scientific Journal – eJournal Promotional products Partner find – student/staff exchanges Network membership pack

14 HERODOT 3 application Submission deadline February 27 th 2009 Partners needed by February 20 th Partner form and letter to be completed Older members need to rejoin Web site


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