The first #GeoEdChat will happen on the 6th Feb. I’ve put my head above the parapet and volunteered to moderate the first session. If you want to know who I am, check me out on Twitter or have a gander at my blog.
As moderator, I get to put forward a few ideas for what we focus the conversation around. The best bit is that you get to vote for what you’d like. Here are my choices:
a. Putting geography at the centre of your school.
Us geographers are always harping on about how our subject is so great and linked to other subjects. How can geography and school geography departments take control of whole school initiatives?
b. Getting guerilla with school geography.
Geography is all around us but it’s getting more and more difficult to get out into the wider world. How can mini-explorations and naughty learning allow children to develop their sense of place?
c. Using school grounds for exploration and fieldwork.
Similar to the second topic but more focused on the development of exam skills on and around the school grounds.
d. Setting up an overseas field-trip.
This one is all about getting out there. We could focus on how to make the case for an overseas adventure, the planning, risk-assessment and ensuring that young people learn