Just got back from the Think Tank Meeting feeling very optimistic about Geography. A few issues were discussed including the current trend for schools to compress their KS3 curriculum. I won’t share the meeting detail as a summary will be posted on the web. However, during the drive back I’ve had time to have a few thoughts.
Combined with the New NC on the horizon, it is an exciting time to be a Geographer. I have a number of questions, but most importantly – do all Geography teachers in the same department have to be teaching the same Geography to the same Year groups? Is there room for geographers to explore their own specialisms and use their own experiences on the classroom? Of course there should be a broad and balanced Geography entitlement, but I think there’s lots of room for radical action.