How do you assess “thinking like a geographer”? – Part 2

Memory in the internet age Having worked with David Thomas, former US Memory Champion , memory is something which excites me and I firmly believe it plays an enormous part in the successful preparation of students for examinations. His tremendous passion for memory enabled him to recite Pi to 22,500 digits and he later gained 4th place in the World Memory […]

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How do you assess “thinking like a geographer”? – Part 1

Geographical issues are wide-ranging, important, complex, and they present themselves on a range of scales. As teachers, we happily spend weeks developing students’ knowledge and understanding of case studies that represent these issues. I want to question how this material is being assessed and why examination boards assess specific aspects of geographical issues. I am […]

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