Using KS3 Assessment to Raise Standards in Geography

Author: Sue Lomas,Linda Thompson

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 9780340730898

Category: Geography

Page: 107

View: 5387

This handbook provides advice on statutory assessment for KS3 Geography. It explains the assessment process from applying levels and curriculum planning to measuring standards and building portfolios all within the Geography syllabus. The book includes advice on specific assessment projects and resource sheets to photocopy and adapt. It shows the teacher how to set up clear targets, progress beyond the key stage and use assessment to help track and improve standards, providing school-based professional development.

Effective Innovation in the Secondary Geography Curriculum

A practical guide

Author: Charles Rawding

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134082673

Category: Education

Page: 194

View: 811

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

A companion to school experience

Author: Mary Biddulph,David Lambert,David Balderstone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317674901

Category: Education

Page: 350

View: 1141

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

Geography Inside the Black Box

Assessment for Learning in the Geography Classroom

Author: Paul Weeden,David Lambert

Publisher: Granada Learning

ISBN: 9780708717554

Category: Geography

Page: 24

View: 914

Reflective Practice in Geography Teaching

Author: Ashley Kent

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 184787651X

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 9352

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.

Key Geography New Connections

Thinking and Learning Skills

Author: Grant Westoby

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 0748770941

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 5532

A series of photocopiable activity files that provide opportunities to help develop active learning and critical thinking skills.

Preparing to Teach in Secondary Schools

A Student Teacher's Guide to Professional Issues in Secondary Education

Author: Val Brooks,Ian Abbott,Prue Huddleston

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335246338

Category: Education

Page: 426

View: 648

This book introduces trainee secondary school teachers to a range of key professional issues, knowledge to underpin their course.

Working Inside the Black Box

Assessment for Learning in the Classroom

Author: Paul Black,Christine Harrison,Clare Lee

Publisher: Granada Learning

ISBN: 9780708713792

Category: Educational tests and measurements

Page: 24

View: 6064

Coming to England

Author: Floella Benjamin

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509848312

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

View: 3713

This edition of Floella Benjamin's classic memoir, includes a foreword by the author and some additional historical information. It is beautifully illustrated by Michael Frith. Floella Benjamin was just a young girl when she, her sister and two brothers arrived in England in 1960 to join their parents, whom they had not seen for fifteen months. They had left the island paradise of Trinidad to make a new home in London - part of a whole generation of West Indians who were encouraged to move to Britain and help rebuild the country after the Second World War. Reunited with her mother, Floella was too overwhelmed at first to care about the cold weather and the noise and dirt from the traffic. But, as her new life began, she was shocked and distressed by the rejection she experienced. She soon realized that the only way to survive was to work twice as hard and be twice as good as anyone else. This inspirational story is a powerful reminder that courage and determination can overcome adversity.

Activate: 11-14 (Key Stage 3): Activate Physics Student Book

Author: Helen Reynolds

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780198307174

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 176

View: 3835

Activate is a new Key Stage 3 Science course for 2014, designed to support every student on their journey through Key Stage 3 to Key Stage 4 success. This student book will spark students' curiosity in physics, whilst gradually building the maths, literacy and working scientifically skills vital for success in the new KS4 qualifications.

Teaching and Learning Geography

Author: Daniella Tilbury,Michael Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134765908

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 4663

This book provides a clear overview of current thinking on the teaching and learning of geography. It is an ideal companion to all students beginning a career in teaching the subject in secondary schools. The chapters are written by experienced teacher educators and bridge both theory and practice. The writers focus on the continuities, whilst setting them in the context of the changing curriculum. The book is divided into four parts. Part One examines the historical context of geography teaching. Part Two looks at issues of course planning, design, syllabuses and programmes of study. Underlying this section is the assumption that geography should not be considered in isolation from other subjects, but rather as part of a whole curriculum. Part Three concentrates on teaching and learning, and includes chapters on the use of maps, field work, IT and first hand experience within a community. The final section covers the issues associated with assessment, across the whole school age range.

Thinking and Learning Skills

Interactions

Author: Grant Westoby

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748770953

Category: Science

Page: 144

View: 483

A series of photocopiable activity files that provide opportunities to help develop active learning and critical thinking skills.

Inside the Black Box

Raising Standards Through Classroom Assessment

Author: Paul Black,Dylan Wiliam

Publisher: Granada Learning

ISBN: 9780708713815

Category: Academic achievement

Page: 21

View: 5163

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Author: Kang-tsung Chang

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 1259613445

Category: Science

Page: 448

View: 5635

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems, 8th edition is designed to provide students in a first or second GIS course with a solid foundation in both GIS concepts and the use of GIS. Introduction to GIS strikes a careful balance between GIS concepts and hands-on applications. The main portion of the chapter presents GIS terms and concepts and helps students learn how each one fits into a complete GIS system. At the end of each chapter, an application section with 2-7 tasks presents students with actual GIS exercises and the necessary data to solve the problem.

Language For Learning Mathematics: Assessment For Learning In Practice

Assessment for Learning in Practice

Author: Lee, Clare

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335219888

Category: Education

Page: 123

View: 3129

This text delivers practical strategies for bringing more discourse into lesson plans, and provides teachers with a way to raise standards in the classroom.

Creative Schools

The Grassroots Revolution That's Transforming Education

Author: Ken Robinson,Lou Aronica

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 0143108069

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 5329

At a time when standardized testing businesses are raking in huge profits, when many schools are struggling, and students and educators everywhere are suffering under the strain, Ken Robinson argues for an end to our outmoded industrial educational system. He proposes instead a highly personalized, organic approach that draws on today's unprecedented technological and professional resources to engage all students, develop their love of learning, and enable them to face the real challenges of the twenty-first century. Filled with anecdotes, observations, and recommendations from professionals on the front line of transformative education, case histories, and groundbreaking research, Creative Schools aims to inspire teachers, parents, and policy makers alike to rethink the real nature and purpose of education.

Literacy and Racial Justice

The Politics of Learning After Brown V. Board of Education

Author: Catherine Prendergast

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809325245

Category: Education

Page: 205

View: 6093

In anticipation of the fiftieth anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision, Catherine Prendergast draws on a combination of insights from legal studies and literacy studies to interrogate contemporary multicultural literacy initiatives, thus providing a sound historical basis that informs current debates over affirmative action, school vouchers, reparations, and high-stakes standardized testing. As a result of Brown and subsequent crucial civil rights court cases, literacy and racial justice are firmly enmeshed in the American imagination—so much so that it is difficult to discuss one without referencing the other. Breaking with the accepted wisdom that the Brown decision was an unambiguous victory for the betterment of race relations, Literacy and Racial Justice: The Politics of Learning after Brown v. Board of Education finds that the ruling reinforced traditional conceptions of literacy as primarily white property to be controlled and disseminated by an empowered majority. Prendergast examines civil rights era Supreme Court rulings and immigration cases spanning a century of racial injustice to challenge the myth of assimilation through literacy. Advancing from Ways with Words, Shirley Brice Heath’s landmark study of desegregated communities, Prendergast argues that it is a shared understanding of literacy as white property which continues to impact problematic classroom dynamics and education practices. To offer a positive model for reimagining literacy instruction that is truly in the service of racial justice, Prendergast presents a naturalistic study of an alternative public secondary school. Outlining new directions and priorities for inclusive literacy scholarship in America, Literacy and Racial Justice concludes that a literate citizen is one who can engage rather than overlook longstanding legacies of racial strife.