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  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. • 9:30-11:00 part 1 • 11:00-11:15 coffee break (provided) • 11:15-12:30 part 2 • 12:30-1:15 lunch (provided) • 1:15-3:30 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. Literary Pink Golf Music Cycling Spiritual Pilgrimage Nature Heritage Ecotourism Soap/Film Adventure Sports event Culinary Artistic Extreme Dark Cultural Niche Tourism……..

  9. Forget Disneyland kids, we're off to ColditzIs a former PoW camp a suitable family holiday destination? Esther Selsdon took her two children to find out Sunday October 23, 2005 The Observer

  10. 1919 Tour Guide

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. What is a Booster….? • an additional dose that makes sure the first dose was effective

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. Our subject knowledge Y3 Y2 Y3 Y1 AS and A2 Y2 Y1 Y3 GCSE Y1 Y2 KS3 KS3 Y3

  17. ……..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

  18. Excellent Subject Knowledge Geography Physical Geography Human Geography Environmental Management Geography with Geology Geography with Sociology 50% Tourism & planning Archaeology Education studies & humanities Human Communication Leisure Studies Where does my Subject knowledge get me? Limited Subject Knowledge?

  19. 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?

  20. Some thoughts on applicants with <50% 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?

  21. 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?

  22. What is a Booster….? • an additional dose that makes sure the first dose was effective • the first stage of a multistage rocket