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1 Geography Teacher Educators’ Conference
Running a Subject Knowledge Booster Course Brighton 27th – 29th January 2006 Mark Jones UWE, Bristol

2 Population Hydrology and Fluvial Tectonic processes Coasts Tourism
Settlements Managing cities Ecosystems & Soils Weather & Climate Economic Sept. 05 Oct. 05 Jan. 06 Feb. 06 Mar. 06

3 Structure of sessions Aim of session to 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 1 11:00-11:15 coffee break (provided) 11:15-12:30 part 2 12:30-1:15 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 recently Limited I have been taught basics in the past Good I could teach to KS3/GCSE standard Excellent I could teach to AS/A2 standard Record of Evidence T M N Definitions of leisure, recreation &Tourism Classification of tourism activities e.g. inbound, outbound, domestic Primary (e.g. climate, heritage) & Secondary resources (hotels) Growth of global tourism –factors e.g. affluence, mobility, budget airlines Changing patterns of UK tourism – growth and decline of seaside resorts Self-Audit

6 2004 – 763 million arrivals (+11% 2003)
Facts and Figures 2004 – 763 million arrivals (+11% 2003) Source: World Tourism Organisation

7 Destination Life Cycle
Six stages of destination life cycle: Exploration Involvement Development Consolidation Stagnation Rejuvenation/Decline Source: Butler (1980) In Pearce 1995

8 Niche Tourism…….. Literary Pink Golf Music Cycling Spiritual
Pilgrimage Nature Heritage Ecotourism Soap/Film Adventure Sports event Culinary Artistic Extreme Dark Cultural

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10 Forget Disneyland kids,
we're off to Colditz Is a former PoW camp a suitable family holiday destination? Esther Selsdon took her two children to find out                                                                          Sunday October 23, The Observer

11 1919 Tour Guide

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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/No Were the range of delivery strategies varied and appropriate? Yes/No - if No give suggestions for next session What 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/No Any other comments

15 What is a Booster….? an additional dose that makes sure the first dose was effective

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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 Geoscience Religion and Geography The Holocene Militarism: Space and Society Geomedical Systems Geography of Soap

21 Excellent Subject Knowledge
Geography Physical Geography Human Geography Environmental Management Geography with Geology Geography with Sociology 50% Tourism & planning Archaeology Education studies & humanities Human Communication Leisure Studies Where does my Subject knowledge get me? Limited Subject Knowledge?

22 Excellent Subject Knowledge
Where does my Subject knowledge get me? Geography ? Win/Win Low capacity ? 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 specialism What 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/Win Low capacity ? High on capacity ? 50% Education studies & humanities ? ? Limited Subject Knowledge?

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26 What is a Booster….? an additional dose that makes sure the first dose was effective the first stage of a multistage rocket


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