How up-to-date is your geographical thought? Are parts of your curriculum becoming tired and out-dated? Effective Innovation in the Secondary Geography Curriculum will help training and practising secondary school teachers understand how to evaluate and refresh their curriculum in order to ensure that what they teach is relevant, topical and creative. Considering the latest developments in both the school geography curriculum and the field of geography as an academic discipline, this exciting new book explores how geography teaching and learning can be developed to engage secondary school pupils and better reflect contemporary society. Illustrated throughout with ideas and practical examples of how to update your curriculum easily and effectively, key topics covered include: Understanding curriculum theory and development; Auditing and developing your own dynamic, interactive curriculum; Critiquing textbooks and resources to ensure relevance; Constructing and analysing schemes of work; Incorporating the latest developments in the field into your teaching; How to create innovative, enduring curricula for human, physical and environmental geographies. Providing insights into the latest thinking in geography in a concise and accessible manner, Effective Innovation in the Secondary Geography Curriculum will ensure motivating, lively and successful geography teaching and learning.
Learning to Teach Geography in the Secondary School has become the widely recommended textbook for student and new teachers of geography. It helps you acquire a deeper understanding of the role, purpose and potential of geography within the secondary curriculum, and provides the practical skills needed to design, teach and evaluate stimulating and challenging lessons. It is grounded in the notion of social justice and the idea that all students are entitled to a high quality geography education. The very practical dimension provides you with support structures through which you can begin to develop your own philosophy of teaching, and debate key questions about the nature and purpose of the subject in school. Fully revised and updated in light of extensive changes to the curriculum, as well as to initial teacher education, the new edition considers the current debates around what we mean by geographical knowledge, and what’s involved in studying at Masters level. Key chapters explore the fundamentals of teaching and learning geography: Why we teach and what to teach Understanding and planning the curriculum Effective pedagogy Assessment Developing and using resources Fieldwork and outdoor learning Values in school geography Professional development Intended as a core textbook and written with university and school-based initial teacher education in mind, Learning to Teach Geography in the Secondary school is essential reading for all those who aspire to become effective, reflective teachers. Praise for previous editions of Learning to Teach Geography in the Secondary School... 'This is a practical and visionary book, as well as being superbly optimistic. It has as much to offer the experienced teacher as the novice and could be used to reinvigorate geography departments everywhere. Practical activities and ideas are set within a carefully worked out, authoritative, conceptual framework.' - The Times Educational Supplement 'This is a modern, powerful, relevant and comprehensive work...a standard reference for many beginning teachers on geography initial teacher training courses.' - Educational Review
Highly Commended Geographical Association Award 2002 `Has been judged as likely to make a significant contribution to geography' This book provides a comprehensive overview of contemporary thought and practice in teaching geography. It is designed to support continuing professional development and reflective practice in geography education by: encouraging a critical understanding of the literature and concepts; stimulating teachers to continue with personal and professional development; and providing professionally relevant knowledge, understanding, skills and values. Drawn from a wide range of eminent geographers and experienced practitioners, the authors cover: progress in geography - changing viewpoints; the geography curriculum - development planning and issues; and research and geography teaching - why and how research matters. This book is essential reading and a valuable resource, for student and practising teachers of geography at secondary school level, as well as for those responsible for continuing professional development and subject leadership.
A series of photocopiable activity files that provide opportunities to help develop active learning and critical thinking skills.
A series of photocopiable activity files that provide opportunities to help develop active learning and critical thinking skills.
“A ‘must read’ not only for trainees but for all those concerned about the development of teaching as a profession.” Journal of Inservice Education "The contributors to this volume – all experienced and highly regarded educators in their own right – have produced a wide-ranging, up-to-date and research-based introduction to the whole gamut of professional topics and issues with which beginning teachers need to be familiar if they are to develop into accomplished practitioners. This is a ‘must read’ for all who are serious about learning to teach in secondary schools and aspire to become informed professionals equipped to make a difference through enhancing the life chances of young people." - Professor Michael S. Totterdell, Director, Institute of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University “An excellent introduction to all of the core professional issues that trainee teachers need to address during their training… a first port of call for all student teachers keen to understand the challenges involved in becoming a professional teacher in today's schools.” Professor John Furlong, Director, Department of Educational Studies, Oxford University Preparing to Teach in Secondary Schools is key reading for all trainee secondary school teachers. It covers the range of core professional skills that student teachers need to acquire irrespective of their subject specialism or their training route. It also considers recent developments in teaching, exploring the opportunities and challenges they present for those about to enter the profession. Topics covered include: Relationships with paraprofessionals and other adults in the classroom New opportunities created by technological advances New thinking on teachers’ professionalism and teacher leadership Data-rich approaches to managing school and pupil performance Assessment for learning Government reforms and initiatives. Preparing to Teach in Secondary Schools is also suitable for use by newly qualified teachers to support their early professional development. The book encourages readers to engage with ideas presented in the book, and offers students: An interactive approach – Chapters start with a set of objectives and contain a mix of tasks and activities, case studies and scenarios to which readers are invited to respond. Practical examples and illustrations make abstract or unfamiliar ideas easier to grasp. Self-contained tasks – Most tasks can be completed there and then. For instance, if a task requires readers to analyse pupil performance data, a suitable example is provided. Contributors: Ian Abbott, Chris Bills, Liz Bills, Val Brooks, Jo Crozier, Paul Elliott, Judith Everington, Mick Hammond, Alma Harris, Dimitra Hartas, Sandra Howard, Prue Huddleston, Chris Husbands, Alison Kitson, Peter Lang, Daniel Muijs, Susan Orlik, Kate Shilvock, Emma Westcott
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The emergence of the new 14-19 sector raises huge learning and teaching issues for both schools and colleges of further education. A new generation of skilled and flexible professionals will need to be trained and re-trained. Teachers in both sectors are understandably nervous about the impending changes. Covering everything a teacher needs to know about learning and teaching across these phases, this book: supports recent government policy initiatives for the 14-19 sector covers how to teach the 14-19 age phase in both schools and colleges addresses issues of concern for both teachers and college lectures helps both groups appreciate the background and rationale of the other sector. With a FAQ format, lots of practical advice and illustrative case studies, this book will be vital for all practitioners, experienced and trainee, in both secondary and post-compulsory education.
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