Saturday, November 23, 2013

National Geographic Talk...

Here's some photos from the recent talk that Dan Raven Ellison and his son Seb did at the National Geographic store in London, based on their ROUTE 125 exhibition.

The pictures were taken by Jose Farinha.

They can be viewed on the store's FACEBOOK page.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Margaret Roberts' new book...

Now available to order from the GA shop.

My copy's ordered already...


Geography Through Enquiry has been written for teachers of geography in secondary schools and is relevant to all those, in England and elsewhere, where enquiry approaches are advocated. 
In this new book, Margaret Roberts develops the ideas of Learning Through Enquiry (2003) and explores many new issues, including:
• How can students develop their understanding of geographical concepts and learn to argue geographically?
• How can stereotyping be avoided?
• What is the role of teachers in planning and implementing enquiry-based units of work?
• What needs to be considered when investigating controversial issues?
• How can teachers encourage whole-class and small-group discussion?
• How can teachers use classroom questioning to promote a critical understanding of geographical data and ideas?

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Out next week...

Had to miss this tour, but this CD looks to be rather wonderful....

Friday, November 1, 2013

Ian Hardie's Eyjafjallajokull story...

Here's a book I read last weekend on the way back from Edinburgh.

It was written by Ian Hardie, who until recently was working for Rayburn Tours as their tour guide for Iceland and other locations.
Ian has a house in Iceland close to the volcano, and was on the scene when it erupted in 2010.
He writes about the impact on the community, and provides in-depth detail of the immediate impacts of an eruption on a community in an MEDC. In that sense it would make a really useful basis for a deeper investigation. It's an easy read.

The book is A5 format and has 78 pages.

If you would like a copy of the book, we have arranged for that to be possible for you.

Please send a cheque made payable to Ian Hardie for £6 (which includes postage and packing) to:

John Vannet
Greycroft
10 Ellieslea Road
West Ferry
Dundee
DD5 1JH

Proceeds from the book will go to support the Icelandic Search and Rescue Organisation (ICE-SAR)