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Place, Powerful Knowledge, and Powerful Pedagogies… Lauren Hammond L. [email protected] ac. uk 23 rd January 2016
What’s the link between place, Powerful Knowledge, and Powerful Pedagogies? ‘All knowledge is inescapably a human product that is developed by people in every period of history and in every society to make sense of the world they experience. At the same time , knowledge is progressive; in very different ways in different fields from science to the humanities, it changes and develops’ Young (2014, page 15)
1 Place as threshold concept in enabling students to think geographically 2 How has place been represented in the geography curriculum, and what impacts has this had? 3 How is ‘place’ conceptualised in the discipline of geography? 4 How can we support students in learning about place?
Why place? Lambert (2015) identifies ‘thinking geographically’ – integrating place, space and environment with a sense of the global’ as a threshold concept in the education of geography teachers.
‘Concepts can be seen as link between the school and academic discipline’ Brooks (2013, page 82) (The fundamental question of ‘what shall we teach? ’) ‘is not answered by the “national curriculum”, and is only partially answered by an examination specification or syllabus – or even a text book. ’ Lambert and Biddulph (2015, page 214) ‘It is important to grasp that at the practical heart of curriculum making is a progressive conception of subject knowledge. This is in line with what young and Muller (2010) have referred to as “Future 3” (F 3) knowledge’ Lambert and Biddulph (2015, page 216)
How has place been constructed and explored in the curriculum? What are the (potential) impacts of this? QCA, 2007 Socio-political space of education
Place in the curriculum – 2014 changes… Df. E, 2013
Slide taken from Roberts (2013) Debate with Michael Young
‘Thinking geographically’ – integrating place, space and environment with a sense of the global’ Lambert (2015) *What powerful geographical knowledge students need to develop as geographers? *How that knowledge about place created and tested, and how we support students in developing their knowledge, skills and understanding in relation to this?
Relationship to space and time (Lefebvre) Geographical imagination -How we imagine the world -How we represent it to others (Balderstone) Place is a construct which ‘always exists between objective fact and subjective place’ Cresswell (2008, page 115) Consideration of individual and disciplinary imaginations and representations. The construction of place Lambert and Morgan (2010), quote Harvey and question ‘by what social process is place constructed? ’ Place and becoming a geographer (some considerations) Young People’s Geographies (Biddulph and Firth) -’Whose place’ -Personal and experiential geographies (e. g. fear) Physical processes that construct place
Thank you for listening! Any questions, comments, or suggestions? Lauren Hammond L. [email protected] ac. uk 23 rd January 2016
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