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Geography Friday 16 th March 2007
Programme 09. 30 Introduction 10. 00 Activity 1: Exploring the Learning Experience 11. 00 Coffee 11. 30 Activity 2: Exploring the Learning Experience: Debrief 12. 00 Activity 3: beginning to consider approaches to planning 12. 30 Lunch 13. 30 Activity 4: Planning a Learning experience 14. 30 Reflection and Next Steps
Aim: To build on prior learning in relation to the Revised Curriculum within the context of an Area of Learning Intentions: • To explore the learning experiences that characterise the Revised Curriculum • To consider approaches to planning for implementation
Leading Learning 1 November 2005 Leading Learning 2 April/May 2006 Suggested Whole School Development Day August 2006 Development Team Day 1 October 2006 Suggested Staff Development Day Development Team Day 2 Suggested Whole School Development Day Learning Areas Day 1 Out-centre based training day Halloween November/December 2006/January 2007 Jan/Feb/Mar 2007
Curriculum Aim Curriculum Objectives Key Elements The Northern Ireland Curriculum aims to empower young people to achieve their potential and to make informed and responsible decisions throughout their lives. To develop the young person as an individual personal understanding mutual understanding personal health moral character spiritual awareness To develop the young person as a contributor to society citizenship cultural understanding media awareness ethical awareness To develop the young person as a contributor to the economy & environment employability economic awareness education for sustainable development
Environment and Society Learning Area - Geography Strand Key Elements
The Northern Ireland Curriculum aims to empower young people to achieve their potential and to make informed and responsible decisions throughout their lives. Curriculum Aim Curriculum Objectives To develop the young person as an individual To develop the young person as a contributor to the economy & environment To develop the young person as a contributor to society FOR Learning for Life and Work Personal Development Home Economics Local & Global Citizenship Employability THROUGH Key Elements personal understanding mutual understanding personal health moral character spiritual awareness citizenship cultural understanding media awareness ethical awareness employability economic awareness education for sustainable development INFUSING Cross-Curricular Skills Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities Communication Using Mathematics Using ICT Managing Information Thinking, Problem Solving, Decision Making Being Creative Working with Others Self Management ACROSS Areas of Learning The Arts English (And Irish In Irish medium schools) with Media Education Environment & Society Mathematics with Financial Capability Modern Languages Physical Education Science & Technology Religious Education Promoting/Encouraging Learning Experiences Assessment for Learning Attitudes and Dispositions Investigating & problem-solving Challenging & engaging Building a more open relationship between learner and teacher linked to other curriculum areas supportive environment Clearning intentions shared with pupils Personal responsibility Self-belief-optimism-pragmatism culturally diverse Shared/negotiated success criteria positive reinforcement Celebrate success against agreed success criteria concern for others curiosity relevant & enjoyable media rich skills integrated varied to suit learning style Advice on what Peer and to improve and self how to improve assessment it flexibility tolerance on-going reflection Peer and self evaluation of learning commitment-determination – resourcefulness community spirit active & hands on offers choice enquiry based Taking risks for learning Individual target setting openness to new ideas integrity-moral courage respect
Assessment Update Year 8 Year 9 2007 -8 2008 -9 2009 -10 Revised Curriculum statutory Annual Pupil Profile statutory Report on: • Learning Areas and LLW • Cross-curricular skills • Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities Revised Curriculum statutory Annual Pupil Profile statutory Assess and report on: • Learning Areas and LLW • Cross-curricular skills • Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities Year 10 Communication, Using Mathematics and Using ICT are the 3 cross-curricular skills
Activity 1 Living Map exercise “Life on the North Coast”
Learning Intentions We are learning to … • Use and interpret OS 1: 50 000 map • Make decisions based on evidence • Justify opinions and conclusions
Life on the North Coast Each of the people on the sheet can be found on the map. Work in pairs and use the details written about them to decide where you think they are. For each one give 4 -figure grid reference and be prepared to explain your choice to the rest of the class.
Activity 1 b Where would you locate: • Café • Bird Watching Lookout • Shopping Centre
Match statement with location Cafe Bird Watching Lookout Shopping Centre State your reasons Draw/record clues from the map
Great! You have identified a number of clues from the map which back up your opinion. Remember to check if you have identified all the clues. Good! You have found one clue to back up your opinion. Remember to check if there are better clues or more clues. Hard luck! You have tried to support your opinion. Remember to check the key for clues to back up your opinion
Activity 2 – Affective Response What did it feel like to be a learner in this lesson?
Activity 2 cont’d 1. How effective was the lesson in meeting the Learning Intentions? Why? In what ways? 2. What opportunities for skills development did the lesson provide? 3. How did the specific methodologies used in the taught lesson contribute to meeting the learning Intentions and skills development?
Thinking, Problem Solving Decision Making Managing Information Being Creative & Working with Others Self Management
Activity 3 Group Discussion: • Look at the unit of work in its entirety. Consider where reference is made to the following: • Key Elements • Geographical Knowledge, Understanding, Skills. • Thinking Skills and Personal capabilities
Key questions • What is/should be the Knowledge in Geography? • What do our pupils really need?
Key messages What’s New? What’s Different? • • • Flexibility Relevance Integrated Value based Action orientated Future focused
Activity 4 Planning a Learning Experience • In school groups review and discuss a unit you currently teach in year 8, considering the Minimum Entitlement (A 4) for Geography and the main features of the Revised Curriculum (Big Picture) • What changes would you make? • Share the re-drafts with all groups.
Reflection and Next Steps • Where are we now? • How will we begin to take this forward? • How can we share good practice within our dept? • How can we benefit from good practice in other areas of the curriculum?
Aspire – schools /departments clarify their vision in relation to their chosen starting point Audit – schools /departments review their provision in relation to what they currently do. 4 A’s cycle of implementation! Action – schools/departments develop action plans in relation to their starting point. Adapt – schools /departments review their year 8 provision against the new requirements.