GeogPod
Episode #56: Ryan Ing - High altitude weather balloons and marine terminating glaciers

Episode #56: Ryan Ing - High altitude weather balloons and marine terminating glaciers

June 28, 2022

Listen in to the final episode of Series 9 to hear Ryan Ing, current GA postgraduate intern, talk to us about what geography means to him and how he progressed from A levels in physics and geography to a research career in glaciology.

John and Ryan discuss the transition from A level to University and beyond, the future of glaciers in Greenland and why it's important to connect with the environments you study.

Series 9 of GeogPod is kindly sponsored by Cambridge Assessment International Education.

Currently, Cambridge have opportunities for teachers to join us as Assessment Specialists in a wide variety of subjects at Cambridge IGCSE, O Level, and AS & A Level. Visit Cambridge International for more info.

Episode #55: Dr Joe Usher - Getting children involved in local places

Episode #55: Dr Joe Usher - Getting children involved in local places

June 18, 2022

Joe Usher is Assistant Professor in Primary Geography Education and Social, Environmental and Scientific Education at Dublin City University. He joins John this week to talk about how to get teachers and pupils to recognise the threads of geography running through everyday spaces and places, and how to implement tools like Minecraft to get them to consider issues such as sustainability and accessibility.

They discuss his own projects in Ireland getting children involved in town planning and why looking at the local area is vital to geographical teaching.

Series 9 of GeogPod is kindly sponsored by Cambridge Assessment International Education.

Currently, Cambridge have opportunities for teachers to join us as Assessment Specialists in a wide variety of subjects at Cambridge IGCSE, O Level, and AS & A Level. Visit Cambridge International for more info.

Episode #54: Dawn Gessey-Jones - Know where you are, know who you are

Episode #54: Dawn Gessey-Jones - Know where you are, know who you are

June 11, 2022

In this episode, John chats with Dawn Gessey-Jones: teacher and geography co-ordinator at Two Rivers School, a special school providing for pupils and students with a wide range of educational needs and recipient of the Gold Primary Geography Quality Mark from 2009-2021.

They talk about the school's approaches to making the subject relevant and inclusive, and how to give it meaning for individual students by being creative with existing geographical tools and techniques. They also look at the idea that "geography is about the world around you" and how it can be used to foster independence.

Series 9 of GeogPod is kindly sponsored by Cambridge Assessment International Education.

Currently, Cambridge have opportunities for teachers to join us as Assessment Specialists in a wide variety of subjects at Cambridge IGCSE, O Level, and AS & A Level. Visit Cambridge International for more info.

Episode #53: Alan Parkinson and Paula Richardson - Fieldwork: a shared experience for everybody

Episode #53: Alan Parkinson and Paula Richardson - Fieldwork: a shared experience for everybody

June 4, 2022

In this week's podcast, John speaks with Alan Parkinson, President of the Geographical Association 2021-22, and Paula Richardson, of the GA Fieldwork and Outdoor Learning Special Interest Group, as we head into National Fieldwork Week

They look at all aspects of fieldwork: why it is necessary, what teachers can do to get pupils and students involved, and the benefits of engaging with fieldwork, whether personal, social or environmental. Listen in to hear their recommendations for making the most of National Fieldwork Week (and beyond) to create memorable experiences.

Series 9 of GeogPod is kindly sponsored by Cambridge Assessment International Education.

Currently, Cambridge have opportunities for teachers to join us as Assessment Specialists in a wide variety of subjects at Cambridge IGCSE, O Level, and AS & A Level. Visit Cambridge International for more info.

Episode #52: Gill Miller - Live your geography!

Episode #52: Gill Miller - Live your geography!

May 28, 2022

In this episode, John speaks with Gill Miller, Senior Lecturer Emerita at University of Chester. 

They talk about Gill's history in the field of geography education, from examining to assessment and specification development, and look into geography's potential to widen perspectives and inspire pupils to become informed, concerned and ethical citizens.

Subjects covered include fieldwork, the importance of individual viewpoints and the development of the New Curriculum for Wales. 

Series 9 of GeogPod is kindly sponsored by Cambridge University Press & Assessment International Education.

Currently, Cambridge have opportunities for teachers to join us as Assessment Specialists in a wide variety of subjects at Cambridge IGCSE, O Level, and AS & A Level. Visit Cambridge International for more info.

 

Episode #51: Dr Sarah Greene - Past climates, fieldwork and belonging

Episode #51: Dr Sarah Greene - Past climates, fieldwork and belonging

May 21, 2022

In this episode, John talks to Dr Sarah Greene, Associate Professor of Palaeoclimates at the University of Birmingham. Their discussion covers the importance of field teaching across schools and universities, and working to make fieldwork practices inclusive and accessible.

They also look at Sarah's research into the carbon cycle, and how looking to the geological past can provide insights on environmental changes we are seeing today, such as ocean acidification. 

Series 9 of GeogPod is kindly sponsored by Cambridge University Press & Assessment International Education.

Currently, Cambridge have opportunities for teachers to join us as Assessment Specialists in a wide variety of subjects at Cambridge IGCSE, O Level, and AS & A Level. Visit Cambridge International for more info.

Episode #50: Natasha Dowey - The importance of geoscience in a more sustainable society

Episode #50: Natasha Dowey - The importance of geoscience in a more sustainable society

March 18, 2022

In this episode, John is joined by Dr Natasha Dowey - Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography at Sheffield Hallam University specialising in Volcanology and the editor of Geoscience for the Future. Their discussion centres on geoscience, its decline at A level and equity in geoscience.

 

Twitter: @DrNatashaDowey

Geoscience for the Future

Geology for global development

Equator

Series 8 of GeogPod is kindly sponsored by Hodder Education.

Hodder Education work with expert authors to produce the very best Key Stage 3, GCSE and A-level Geography resources for you and your students, and on their website, you’ll discover exam board approved textbooks, revision guides, teaching support and more.

Episode #49: David Gardner – Planning a Coherent Curriculum

Episode #49: David Gardner – Planning a Coherent Curriculum

December 18, 2021

This week, John is joined by educational consultant and author, David Gardner. Their conversation includes topics such as the intricacies of geography curriculum planning and the importance of sequencing; how teaching has changed through the years as the result of technology; climate change and COP26. Some of the resources mentioned are linked below:

Planning your coherent 11-16 geography curriculum : a design toolkit by David Gardner

Progress in Geography Key Stage 3

The Ofsted research review for geography (17th June 2021)

Designing a coherent geography curriculum for 11-16 year olds Planning for pupil progress in the use of Ordnance Survey maps by David Gardner

Progress in Geography video interviews Ellie Barker and David Gardner explaining an overview of the textbook and curriculum structure of the course:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1CUg4E1Tq0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SxG2AhASzI

 

Series 8 of GeogPod is kindly sponsored by Hodder Education.

Hodder Education work with expert authors to produce the very best Key Stage 3, GCSE and A-level Geography resources for you and your students, and on their website, you’ll discover exam board approved textbooks, revision guides, teaching support and more.

Episode #48: Sylvia Knight - Royal Meteorological Society

Episode #48: Sylvia Knight - Royal Meteorological Society

December 13, 2021

This week, John is joined by Dr Sylvia Knight, Head of Education at the Royal Meteorological Society. Their conversation centres on the COP26, climate change, the IPCC and some of the resources teachers can use in the classroom. For some of the resources mentioned, they are linked below:

https://www.metlink.org/weather-and-climate-teachers-guide/

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxfRaIHcilDcogQRTD1rzEmp5i_aed-K_

https://www.metlink.org/experiment/alternative-clouds-in-a-bottle/

https://www.metlink.org/fieldwork-resource/balloon-launch/

https://www.metlink.org/interactive-climate-change-explainers/

Series 8 of GeogPod is kindly sponsored by Hodder Education.

Hodder Education work with expert authors to produce the very best Key Stage 3, GCSE and A-level Geography resources for you and your students, and on their website, you’ll discover exam board approved textbooks, revision guides, teaching support and more.

Episode #47: Dr Tim Daley & Kate Stockings - Climate Change and the Climate Crisis

Episode #47: Dr Tim Daley & Kate Stockings - Climate Change and the Climate Crisis

December 4, 2021

This week, John is joined by Dr Tim Daley, Association Professor of Physical Geography at School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences at Plymouth University and Kate Stockings, Head of Geography at Hampstead School. 

Their discussion centres on climate change and the climate crisis, touching on their work on a soon to be released Top Spec edition, the history of climate change in education and resources educators can use within the classroom.

Series 8 of GeogPod is kindly sponsored by Hodder Education.

Hodder Education work with expert authors to produce the very best Key Stage 3, GCSE and A-level Geography resources for you and your students, and on their website, you’ll discover exam board approved textbooks, revision guides, teaching support and more.

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