You’ll focus on a diverse range of core areas. Each session forges a practical link that will enable you to relate geographical theory to its direct impact on children in the classroom. These areas include
Geography in the National Curriculum and the opportunities that it offers
Developing teaching approaches that will engage pupils of all abilities and backgrounds
The changing practices in assessment
Planning, preparing, teaching and evaluating quality geography lessons
The value and importance of fieldwork
The use of new technologies in the production of stimulating and engaging geography lessons
Assessment is based on a range of coursework assignments.
Assessment takes place in schools. You’ll also be assessed on your achievement of the Teachers’ Standards.
A total of 120 days are spent in schools during the programme, supported by school mentors, class teachers and University-based tutors.