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) in 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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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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Are we there yet?

Stones, close-up --- Image by © Ocean/Corbis

My students have finished summer exams and we are now in the half term of trips, collapsed timetables, university visits and various other extracurricular activities. This means that contact time with my classes becomes increasingly sporadic and random. Additionally, the lack of any impending assessment and the distraction of warm, sunny days (on occasion!) has meant […]

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