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  1. Any fool can know. The point is to understand. Astonishing Awareness Albert Einstein How can we combine new school “case study heavy” geography with old school “country memorization” geography?

  2. The Problems My auntie moved…she went to a in France… on the coast… • Pupils are not confident with world maps. • ‘Googleisation’ has presented new obstacles. • Time/department pressures restrict teachers. • Memorising rivers/countries does not increase geographical knowledge. • Negative stereotypes! I know where Justin Bieber lives, and where his dad is from. They already know quite a lot. We just need to provide the platform to inspire and expand their existing knowledge.

  3. The Solutions • Greater use of maps. • Engage with ‘googleisation’. • Allow more in depth conversation. • Set memorisation challenges. Justin Bieber lives in the world’s second largest country…Russia is bigger. People argue about the land which China owns. My auntie moved…she now lives in Toulon.

  4. The Solutions • Greater use of maps. • Engage with ‘googleisation’. • Allow more in depth conversation. • Set memorisation challenges. Justin Bieber lives in the world’s second largest country…Russia is bigger. People argue about the land which China owns. My auntie moved…she now lives in Toulon.

  5. Top row: Most African Tigers Love Elephants. Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt African Countries East Coast: Every Decent Snake Kills Twenty Meaty Students Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, South Africa.

  6. Earth Readers We, as teachers, are guiding young people to learn how to read ‘earth writing’. By teaching them to look at the world through a geographical lens we can help them relate the new information with which they are presented to their existing knowledge; or if necessary to correct their misconceptions. ‘Geography n. 1 the study of the physical features of the earth and of human activity as it relates to these. 2 the relative arrangement of places and physical features. Origin: C15 from Fr. géographie or L. geographia, from Gk ge ¯ographia, from g¯ e “earth” + -graphia “writing”’ (OED, 2006).