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1 Presented by the Geographical Association – Secondary Phase Committee Sustaining geography Breaking down barriers

2 Presented by the Geographical Association – Secondary Phase Committee Challenges?

3 Presented by the Geographical Association – Secondary Phase Committee Falling numbers? Source: CGP, using data from Joint Council for Qualifications 2007

4 Presented by the Geographical Association – Secondary Phase Committee Geography in schools is not doing enough to help children develop a picture of climate change, learn to lead sustainable lives and find their feet as global citizens of the 21st century. Many children interviewed in Key Stage 3 said they found geography boring and irrelevant. Public Perception?

5 Presented by the Geographical Association – Secondary Phase Committee Watering down of geography? Compressed KS3 Combined humanities Generic learning skills

6 Presented by the Geographical Association – Secondary Phase Committee

7 Geography? Science? Citizenship? PSE? Identity?

8 Presented by the Geographical Association – Secondary Phase Committee A new dawn?

9 Presented by the Geographical Association – Secondary Phase Committee Concept-led curriculum…

10 Presented by the Geographical Association – Secondary Phase Committee Place Space Scale Interdependence Physical and human processes Environmental interaction and sustainable development Cultural understanding and diversity Geographical concepts

11 Presented by the Geographical Association – Secondary Phase Committee Making curriculum links

12 Presented by the Geographical Association – Secondary Phase Committee Making curriculum links

13 Presented by the Geographical Association – Secondary Phase Committee Havent we been here before? Foundation Studies Social Studies Humanities

14 Presented by the Geographical Association – Secondary Phase Committee So what is new? Thinking geographically Strong sense of subject identity Value of geography Sustaining geography?

15 Presented by the Geographical Association – Secondary Phase Committee Workshop Case studies – David, Rob, Tom (10 mins each) Identify opportunities for subject collaboration (10 minutes) Conclusion and invitation to further research (SPC Wiki - )


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