Getting the GIS-t of GIS

Map with flood plain

Top of my department’s development plan is to increase the use of GIS (Geographical Information Systems) into our curriculum. Personally, I am a strong advocate for introducing it to students at all levels – it is a tool that is being used in many exciting industries and students should be confident with using it. Google […]

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Save the bees!

Bee

Bees are vital pollinators of plants in the UK and around the world and help to pollinate about a third of our food.  As a result, bees are estimated to contribute over £200 million to the UK economy every year.  Not only do bees play an important part in our own food chain, but they […]

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Geography by the book

Growing cities textbook pages

You’ve just invested in new resources for the 2016 GCSE and A Level specifications. Now what? Head of Geography Kate Stockings suggests some ways to get the most out of your textbooks. Nationwide, geography departments seem to be in similar positions: a pile of new textbooks (hard-fought to get!), a crazy amount of content to […]

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A different view? The purpose of geography – an analysis of the Geographical Association’s manifesto

I am currently completing a part-time Masters degree in Geography Education at the Institute of Education, UCL. The module I am currently studying is entitled ‘What is Education’ and asks students to consider the ‘big questions’ of what education is for, both now and in the future. Whilst the assignment does not need to be subject-specific, my […]

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