Presentation on theme: "Geography & the Global Dimension Based on the work of a three- year project, this workshop will offer practical ideas for teaching geography and the global."— Presentation transcript:
Geography & the Global Dimension Based on the work of a three- year project, this workshop will offer practical ideas for teaching geography and the global dimension, and will suggest ways to promote learning through the use of Living Geography, story and more. Wendy North, Helen Griffin Zoe Silverwood, John Waller, Gemma Eden GA Conference, Manchester April 2012
Geography: a curriculum resource par excellence GA MANIFESTO Geography underpins a lifelong conversation about the earth as the home of humankind. Geography deepens understanding: many contemporary challenges – climate change, food security, energy choices – cannot be understood without a geographical perspective. Geography... is fundamental for everyone. It starts very early, when a young child encounters and begins to discover the world. Geography can nourish and enrich a whole lifetime of learning. resources/adifferentview
Place Space Scale CONNECTEDNESS EnvironmentalImpact & Sustainability Changing Physical & Human Processes Culture & Diversity Geographys Big Ideas
Interdependence Global Citizenship Conflict resolution Social Justice Values and perceptions Sustainable Development Human Rights Diversity Underlying the idea of the Global Dimension are 8 Key Concepts
Geography Global Dimension Place & Scale: the issues we are dealing with through the Global Dimension take place somewhere and affect people at personal, local/ regional/national/ global scales Human Rights, Social Justice, Conflict Resolution These issues affect people and happen in relation to particular places. History and geography are influential factors Global Citizenship and Values and Perceptions inform our particular perspective on human geography Environmental Impact & Sustainability Interdependence & Connectedness People, Culture & Diversity
What informs our global perspective?
The Chembakolli Story Zoe Silverwood Jump Primary School, Barnsley
My Box John Waller Dobcroft Junior, Sheffield TASK Draw/annotate 5 objects (which could physically be put in a real box) to represent your life.
Here as well as there Gemma Eden Watercliffe Meadow Community Primary
Sustainable development - recognising that some of the earths resources are finite and therefore must be responsibly used by each of us Sustainable development The average water consumption is 160 litres per person, per day.
Key global ideas: Key concepts running through projects in different ways – interdependence, social justice, sustainable development, human rights, diversity, conflict/ peace, values & perceptions, global citizenship Learning from the South Danger of a Single Story - challenging assumptions, critical thinking, how do you make other places / people real and accurate Here as well as there – same issues different places