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Building fieldwork confidence: support for ECTs - Beckenham Place Park

Building fieldwork confidence: support for ECTs - Beckenham Place Park

 12/07/2024    

 Online   

The Geographical Association and Field Studies Council are delighted to be working together to provide a day of on training to support Early Career Teachers with geography fieldwork.

Book Now Closing date: 11 July 2024

Overview

The Geographical Association and Field Studies Council are delighted to be working together to provide a day of on training to support Early Career Teachers with geography fieldwork. You’ll have the opportunity to think about what makes good fieldwork before going out into the park to engage in some activities which allow you to question the landscape. After lunch, you’ll set up an urban fieldwork enquiry and try out some methods, before finishing off the day with a trouble-shooting Q&A session and information about how the GA and FSC can help your fieldwork delivery.

Supporting research / references

A fieldwork toolkit for Early Career Teachers (Kitchen and Maddison, 2021) Teaching Geography   

Key learning aims

  • To promote greater understanding of the importance of high-quality fieldwork
  • To explore the links between physical and human geographies and how this can inspire enquiry questions
  • To consider the different methods that could be used for a variety of enquiry questions in an urban environment

Expected impact on teachers

  • Increased knowledge of what makes good fieldwork
  • Increased confidence in designing and leading fieldwork with students

Expected impact on student outcomes

  • Experience of high-quality fieldwork in different environments
  • Developed geographical understanding as a result of engaging in fieldwork

Course programme    

Friday 12 July 2024 – Beckenham Place Park

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10.00 – 10.15    Arrival, introductions and orientation
10.15 – 11.15    What makes good fieldwork?
11.15 – 11.30    Break
11.30 – 12.30    Questioning the landscape
12.30 – 13.00    Lunch
13.00 – 14.30    Setting up an urban fieldwork enquiry
14.30 – 15.00    Trouble-shooting with Q&A

Costs include access to tea and coffee but it is recommended to bring your own lunch as there is limited access to food outlets on the route.

Session presenter(s)

Becky Kitchen, Head of Professional Development, Geographical Association

Jo Harris, Education Manager, Field Studies Council

Fees

Category
Product
Rate

Default (Online)
Normal
£20.00

Member (Online)
Normal
£20.00


Coordinator

Isabel Richardson

 0114 296 0088

 Email Coordinator


Location

 Online   


Other dates

08 May 2024
15 June 2024