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A-Level Geography: Planning Fieldwork for Changing Places

Bob Digby, David Holmes, Alastair Owens

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Why attend?

Explore east London from Docklands to Olympic Park and thoroughly prepare yourself to teach fieldwork and data skills in the ‘Changing Places’ core elements of the new Geography A-levels; discuss the theory and gain ideas of how to replicate this fun and engaging day with your students.
  • Learn qualitative as well as quantitative fieldwork skills
  • Consider the opportunities for the NEA (the Independent Investigation) through fieldwork and content in ‘Changing Places’
All delegates to bring packed lunch and wear suitable clothing as much of the day will be spent outside.

Programme

9.45am Registration and coffee
10.00am
Carrying out fieldwork in changing east London
  • The geographical context of east London – from Docklands to the Olympic Park
  • Fieldwork opportunities in east London
  • Developing qualitative and quantitative data collection techniques
11.20am Morning coffee
11.40am
Fieldwork in east London
  • A walkabout around Stratford and the Olympic Park
  • A chance for teachers to collect and record field data using quantitative and qualitative methods
  • Using smartphones and apps in the field
This will include a 30-minute break for lunch (not provided)
2.30pm Return to venue for afternoon tea
2.40pm
Processing and analysing field data
  • Using appropriate quantitative techniques for analysing AS and A-level fieldwork
  • Learning techniques for analysing qualitative data collection
  • Reviewing the demands of the NEA (Independent Investigation)
3.50pm Review and reflect
4.00pm Course ends

Venue

GE041017
London - Venue TBC
Central London
Central London
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