Presentation on theme: "USING GAPMINDER Paula Cooper King Edward VI Five Ways School Bob Lang King Edward VI Five Ways School Daniel Lapidus Gapminder Foundation."— Presentation transcript:
USING GAPMINDER Paula Cooper King Edward VI Five Ways School Bob Lang King Edward VI Five Ways School Daniel Lapidus Gapminder Foundation
OBJECTIVES What is Gapminder? Why does Gapminder matter to Geography? How does Gapminder work? How can we use Gapminder in our lessons? How do you think we could use Gapminder in our lessons?
What is Gapminder? A non-profit venture fight the most devastating myths by building a fact-based world view that everyone understands Promote sustainable global development. www.gapminder.org is free to usewww.gapminder.org Current data about the world - accessible, meaningful and dynamic. A kind of modern museum on the internet.
Why does Gapminder matter to Geography? Which country has the most children per woman (highest total fertility)? Bangladesh Saudi Arabia Israel Source: www.gapminder.org accessed April 2011www.gapminder.org
Why does Gapminder matter to Geography? BUT THE WORLD HAS CHANGED AND IS CHANGING! Convergence between these developed and developing worlds, these concepts and terms no longer fit. Need to challenge our assumptions Need to change mindset Need to use a different vocabulary There is no such thing as a western world or a developing world Prof Hans Rosling, September 2010 Familiar concepts of less and more developed countries (LEDCs and MEDCs), of developed and developing countries and a global North-South Divide.
http://www.worldmapper.org/display.php?selected=176http://www.worldmapper.org/display.php?selected=176 accessed April 2011
Why does Gapminder matter to Geography? Young people need modern understanding of their diverse and changing world that is drawn from the reliable data that actually exists; they need this to understand the real change that is happening in their places and lives, and in the lives of others. Gapminder gives us: Access to data Current data Control and choice Helps make sense of the data
How do you think we could use Gapminder in our lessons? Post-its please! Email us! Let Gapminder know via Gapminder Movement email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org@btinternet.com
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Final Thoughts Geography has a powerful role to play in allowing pupils to build a current and knowledge-based world view, and to develop their understanding of meaningful data that are distinct from political discourse and personal opinion.
Final thoughts… Facts and knowledge matter Accuracy matters The world is changing….. …and with this knowledge we can change the world Helps us teach understanding of the world as it REALLY is NOW Problems are fixable… Collier?