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1 My Place – living in the UK today - should not be a study of the local area only!

2 The Organising Concepts should become clear… uneven development;uneven development; interdependence;interdependence; futures;futures; globalisation;globalisation; and perhaps sustainability.and perhaps sustainability. Reproduced by kind permission of PRIVATE EYE/Pyne. Copyright Pressdram Visit

3 What has worked for me in Staffordshire? Producing a collage about the local area – encourages the students to be innovativeProducing a collage about the local area – encourages the students to be innovative The importance of the opening of the M6 Toll – how the area links with other placesThe importance of the opening of the M6 Toll – how the area links with other places The politics of the local area - how their local area sits in the national/European perspectiveThe politics of the local area - how their local area sits in the national/European perspective

4 What has not worked? Over reliance on students prior knowledge – solid content missingOver reliance on students prior knowledge – solid content missing In depth historical study of where the students live – too narrative with little geographical contentIn depth historical study of where the students live – too narrative with little geographical content

5 What is your favourite place? Is it home? Is it work?! Is it a favourite holiday destination? What contributes to that sense of place?

6 Industry and employment? A sense of place..?

7 Is it history…or perhaps is it the future?Is it history…or perhaps is it the future?

8 A sense of place..? The people who live there?The people who live there? People who work there?People who work there? Visitors?Visitors?

9 A sense of place..? Other characteristics?

10 What do you call my place? Discuss with those around you.Discuss with those around you. What definitions can you find?What definitions can you find? Are any definitions more valid than others?Are any definitions more valid than others?

11 A sense of place..? My Place can be a very simple, or a very complex issue with which to deal.My Place can be a very simple, or a very complex issue with which to deal. Encourage the students to think about their place in the wider context – regional, national, international and globalEncourage the students to think about their place in the wider context – regional, national, international and global Always encourage innovation and initiative – they will be rewarded!Always encourage innovation and initiative – they will be rewarded!

12 …and dont be surprised by the answers! Reproduced by kind permission of PRIVATE EYE. Copyright Pressdram Visit eye.co.uk


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