14 May 2018
Redmaids' High School, Westbury Road, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol BS9 3AW
From £35.00 per person
We are very pleased to be holding this Subject Knowledge Update in Bristol, hosted by Redmaids' High School. Please do not contact the school about this event.
Simon Oakes will present a workshop on Globalisation, which is suitable for all A Level teachers.
Globalisation is one of A Level Geography’s specialised concepts and Global Systems is one of the subject’s core themes. All students must develop a common knowledge, understanding and skills base through the study of how global systems (trade, development and migration) shape relationships between people, places and environments. In turn, they must apply this researched content carefully and selectively as part of a rigorous assessment process.
This Subject Knowledge Update will:
Show how learning and teaching about global systems can be planned in ways which tackle all three subject assessment objectives simultaneously, thereby fostering examination success.
Suggest approaches to learning and teaching about globalisation, which can enhance student understanding of difficult A Level concepts and ideas.
Provide learning and teaching support, which can be applied to other topics across the entire A Level curriculum.
Deliver up-to-date information and case study material that goes beyond what is included in course textbooks.
Assist teachers who have not taught about global systems for a while, or have never studied this topic in great depth, to teach effectively and confidently.
Provide resources, case studies and model answers to take away for use in the classroom.
This session will be divided into a series of discussions focusing on (i) ways of analysing the importance of different drivers of globalisation, (ii) an assessment of the benefits created by global growth and development, (iii) an evaluation of the costs, inequalities and injustices that arise from global systems, (iv) synoptic linkages between globalisation and other topics (which higher grade attainment may depend on). Brexit, the Trump administration and so-called ‘deglobalisation’ are important contemporary themes informing this Subject Knowledge Update.
Specific assessment advice and support will be offered for teachers preparing students for their AQA, Edexcel, OCR and WJEC examinations.
Dr Simon Oakes has worked as a chief examiner, curriculum designer and textbook author across a range of geography and humanities qualifications, including GCSE, iGCSE, A Level, IB Diploma and university entrance tests. An experienced school teacher and undergraduate lecturer, he is an Associate Editor of Geography Review magazine and a recipient of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)’s Ordnance Survey award for excellence in geography education. After completing a PhD dealing with impacts of global systems on rural places, Simon's post-doctoral research explored how communications technology can help build community resilience in flood risk areas.
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