By John Halocha

Particularly designed for busy academics who've accountability for co-ordinating an issue sector inside their basic tuition. each one quantity within the sequence conforms to a concise kind, whereas supplying a wealth of assistance, case reports and photocopiable fabric that lecturers can use immediately.; There are specified volumes devoted to facing OFSTED, growing complete institution coverage and the calls for of co-ordinating a number of topics inside of a small school.; the full set of sixteen volumes is accessible.

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We have already considered the time and content pressures in primary schools, but if you are to be effective in your role, it may be worth thinking beyond the geography Orders. Any curriculum is a result of the political and social values and pressures of its era. Some things are included in it but many are left out. The final part of this chapter outlines some areas which can have important links with geography. They may be starting points for discussion with colleagues as to how broader issues can be integrated within the legally required framework.

Why do children need to learn to ask geographical questions? Martin (1995) offers the following reasons: 1 Questioning helps children become independent learners. 2 Developing their own lines of enquiry gives children a sense of involvement in the work and is therefore motivating. 3 Children’s own questions can often stimulate a line of enquiry the teacher might not have thought of. 4 Children’s questions are a good indicator of their present level of knowledge and understanding. 5 Asking questions is part of the enquiry process and therefore a requirement of the National Curriculum.

9 What alternative solutions are there? 10 What are their advantages and disadvantages? 11 What are your feelings about the issue? 12 How will a decision be made? SUBJECT KNOWLEDGE 29 13 Who will make it? (CCW, 1991) As you get to know your locality and become more confident in building this type of study into your work, your pupils should begin to learn that events happen and places change for a variety of reasons. Perhaps most important, they will learn that they can have an influence on how things might be in the future.

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