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Episode #59 Gemma Sou - The human geography of the climate crisis

Episode #59 Gemma Sou - The human geography of the climate crisis

August 4, 2022

The guest for this week's podcast is Gemma Sou, Vice Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow at RMIT University in Australia. Gemma and John talk about the human geography of the climate crisis, and how she uses graphic novels to represent her research into human-environment relationships and the gendered impacts of climate change. They look into the value of using different media for representing the personal, and giving students a portal into a different worldview.

Website: https://gemmasou.com/

After Maria with teaching resource https://gemmasou.com/creative-research/

Everyday stories of climate change with teaching resource https://gemmasou.com/everyday-stories-of-climate-change/

Twitter : https://twitter.com/gemmasou

Series 10 of GeogPod is kindly sponsored by AQA.

Everyone has the potential to achieve, so we make sure that our qualifications give all students the opportunity to show what they can do and progress to the next stage of their lives.

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As an independent education charity, our income is reinvested back into AQA’s charitable activities, funds our cutting-edge research and supports our initiatives to help young people facing challenges in life realise their potential. Visit AQA for more info.

Episode #58: Narinder Mann - Geography teacher training and what makes a good geography teacher

Episode #58: Narinder Mann - Geography teacher training and what makes a good geography teacher

July 28, 2022

In this episode, John chats with Narinder Mann: lecturer of Geography and Humanities Education at the University of Manchester. Their conversation centres on what makes a good geography teacher and what a good geography curriculum looks like.

Series 10 of GeogPod is kindly sponsored by AQA.

Everyone has the potential to achieve, so we make sure that our qualifications give all students the opportunity to show what they can do and progress to the next stage of their lives.

Our UK qualifications are highly valued by employers and universities around the world.

As an independent education charity, our income is reinvested back into AQA’s charitable activities, funds our cutting-edge research and supports our initiatives to help young people facing challenges in life realise their potential. Visit AQA for more info.

Episode #57: David Lambert - Thinking geographically and making powerful knowledge relevant

Episode #57: David Lambert - Thinking geographically and making powerful knowledge relevant

July 21, 2022

In the first episode of Series 10, John catches up with David Lambert, Honorary Professor of Geography Education at the UCL Institute of Education and former GA Chief Executive.

They look back together at the recent history of the GA, and key concepts which helped to build its manifesto for geography: A Different View.

Their discussion looks closely at what it means to "think geographically" and why it is important for teachers to understand and get to know who they are teaching and how they see the world.

Find David Lambert's article Rediscovering the Teaching of Geography with the Focus on Quality here https://bit.ly/3IS5EPV

Find The Geography of It All here https://bit.ly/3yT3B9H 

Series 10 of GeogPod is kindly sponsored by AQA.

Everyone has the potential to achieve, so we make sure that our qualifications give all students the opportunity to show what they can do and progress to the next stage of their lives.

Our UK qualifications are highly valued by employers and universities around the world.

As an independent education charity, our income is reinvested back into AQA’s charitable activities, funds our cutting-edge research and supports our initiatives to help young people facing challenges in life realise their potential. Visit AQA for more info.

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.

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