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Title: Geography Teacher Educators Conference


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

2
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.
  • 930-1100 part 1
  • 1100-1115 coffee break (provided)
  • 1115-1230 part 2
  • 1230-115 lunch (provided)
  • 115-330 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
6
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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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, 2005 The Observer
11
1919 Tour Guide
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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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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
  • Q2.1
  • 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
Y3
KS3
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……..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 Sociology
Geography with Geology
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 lt50 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?
25
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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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