Presentation on theme: "Geography Teacher Educators’ Conference"— Presentation transcript:
1 Geography Teacher Educators’ Conference Running aSubject KnowledgeBooster CourseBrighton27th – 29th January 2006Mark Jones UWE, Bristol
2 Population Hydrology and Fluvial Tectonic processes Coasts Tourism SettlementsManaging citiesEcosystems & SoilsWeather & ClimateEconomicSept. 05Oct. 05Jan. 06Feb. 06Mar. 06
3 Structure of sessionsAim of sessionto provide PGCE Secondary geography trainees with an overview of the main themes and concepts taught at GCSE and A Level in relation to the session title.9:30-11:00 part 111:00-11:15 coffee break (provided)11:15-12:30 part 212:30-1:15 lunch (provided)1:15-3:30 part 3
4 Learning and teaching strategies This is an intensive day & so a range of strategies should be used. Room has a visualiser, Laptop (www access), video, whiteboard.Strategies that can be employed include: lecture, past examination question - working through and model answers, practical activities, use of maps, data, statistics, visual images, ICT, thinking skills approaches.Activities set should encourage trainees to develop a clearer understanding of a particular element or difficult concept relating to the topic
5 √ Self-Audit Recreation & Tourism Concepts and themes None I have not covered/ not leant recentlyLimited I have been taught basics in the pastGoodI could teach to KS3/GCSE standardExcellent I could teach to AS/A2 standardRecord of EvidenceTMNDefinitions of leisure, recreation &Tourism√Classification of tourism activitiese.g. inbound, outbound, domesticPrimary (e.g. climate, heritage)& Secondary resources (hotels)Growth of global tourism –factors e.g. affluence, mobility, budget airlinesChanging patterns of UK tourism – growth and decline of seaside resortsSelf-Audit
6 2004 – 763 million arrivals (+11% 2003) Facts and Figures2004 – 763 million arrivals (+11% 2003)Source: World Tourism Organisation
7 Destination Life Cycle Six stages ofdestination life cycle:ExplorationInvolvementDevelopmentConsolidationStagnationRejuvenation/DeclineSource: Butler (1980) In Pearce 1995
13 The Uses of Heritage ECONOMIC - Heritage places are places of consumption and are arranged and managed to encourage consumption; such consumption can create places but is also place altering. CULTURAL - Heritage is simultaneously knowledge, a cultural product, a political resource and contested. Homogenisation through Heritagisation
14 Evaluation of Session Date Did the session match the pre-course self-audit you completed? Yes/NoWere the range of delivery strategies varied and appropriate? Yes/No- if No give suggestions for next sessionWhat other areas of this theme would you like to have been included?Do you now have a clear idea of your own needs and where you can get more information in relation to this aspect of geography? Yes/NoAny other comments
15 What is a Booster….?an additional dose that makes sure the first dose was effective
17 Q2. Professional knowledge and understanding Teachers with QTS possess the knowledge and skills essential for them to be effective classroom teachers. These capacities underpin all the other standards.
18 Q2. Professional knowledge and understanding have a secure and up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the subjects/subject areas they teach in relation to the prior learning, levels of attainment, future progression and transition of learners.
19 Our subject knowledge Y3 Y2 Y3 Y1 AS and A2 Y2 Y1 Y3 GCSE Y1 Y2 KS3
20 ……..and in Year 3 An Environmental History of the American West Estuarine GeoscienceReligion and GeographyThe HoloceneMilitarism: Space and SocietyGeomedical SystemsGeography of Soap
21 Excellent Subject Knowledge GeographyPhysical GeographyHuman GeographyEnvironmental ManagementGeography with GeologyGeography with Sociology50%Tourism & planningArchaeologyEducation studies & humanitiesHuman CommunicationLeisure StudiesWhere does my Subject knowledge get me?Limited Subject Knowledge?
22 Excellent Subject Knowledge Where does my Subject knowledge get me?Geography?Win/WinLowcapacity ?High on capacity ?50%Education studies & humanities??Limited Subject Knowledge?
23 Some thoughts on applicants with <50% geography in Degree A level breadth versus Degree specialismWhat can 50% geography look like?How are our individual views of the relative importance of subject knowledge and other teaching competences constructed/contested?Decreased numbers at HEIs – what of those in the bottom-right quadrant?
24 Excellent Subject Knowledge Where does my Subject knowledge get me?Geography?Win/WinLowcapacity ?High on capacity ?50%Education studies & humanities??Limited Subject Knowledge?