Geography (2MQ7)

Since the writings of Ptolemy and Strabo in the first and second century, geography has been a curiosity that has interested scholars and philosophers.

This is the subject that principally uses spatial organisation as its reference system and seeks to make sense of the world and its people, places and environments through explanatory relationships.

In schools, the teaching of geography gives pupils an understanding of the world around them, its environments, places near and far, and the processes that create and affect them Former US president Barack Obama commented:

“The study of geography is about more than just memorising places on a map. It’s about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exist across continents. And in the end, it’s about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together.” Ofsted Curriculum Review Series: Geography (2021)

Course summary

The geography training curriculum is designed to support you to deliver high quality teaching in any school context. It provides you with the best available evidence as well as practical support as you begin to develop your skills as a geography specialist.

The curriculum is designed to extend your interest, knowledge and confidence in geography as a subject within the curriculum and to extend your development of an analytical and critical attitude towards the teaching and learning of geography.

In order to become an effective classroom teacher, trainees must be able to critically and realistically evaluate their own work, listen to the advice of others, and ensure progress through continuous reflection. The development of these skills runs through the entire course.

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