Study day Embedding Geography in the primary school

Entry year
2021/22
Course code
Z51000137
Application
University
Level
Professional/Short Course
Department
Education and Childhood
Duration
One day
Delivery
Online and flexible
Course Director
Sarah Whitehouse and Dr Verity Jones

This one day course is now open to expressions of interest.

Page last updated 8 February 2021

Introduction

Our Education courses are designed to help you advance your professional skills and enhance your teaching career. Geared toward practicing primary, and early years teachers, this practice-led CPD day course is the perfect deep dive into classroom geography. Teachers completing this CPD day course will be awarded a certificate of completion that will boost their repertoire and bolster their confidence in classroom delivery. The certificate will provide proof of your participation which will serve as evidence for your on-going development.

Currently, we are the only University in the country offering this particular OFSTED aligned short course. The CPD Certification is recognised throughout the UK and World as a prestigious certification for continual professional development. The certificate will be printed at no additional cost.

Who is it for?

For primary and early years school teachers enrolled at public and private schools. This programme is facilitated by research leaders in the field of Primary School, Initial Teacher Education. All of our CPD courses contribute to your professional development hours for the year. The duration of this day-course will be confirmed upon booking. 

What do I get out of it?

This one-day CPD is closely aligned with the 2019 Ofsted framework.  As such, this course will support you in successfully developing Geography that: plans with intent; implements with collective expertise and reflective best practice: and constantly assesses for impact.

During the day, you will experience first-hand practical activities that are linked to research led practice and explore how to stimulate geographical learning that is relevant, authentic and progressive in order to raise the standard of teaching and learning in the subject. The session will also examine opportunities for successful fieldwork at all key stages, consider how to teach distant places and explore how picture books can support geography teaching in the primary school.

Structure

Content

The course aims and outcomes include the following:

  • Understand core geography knowledge and skills within the context of the national curriculum.
  • Consider factors that may influence how you plan your geography curriculum.
  • Examine a framework for assessment in geography.
  • Explore a range of practical ideas for teaching high-quality geography (including some cross-curricular opportunities and fieldwork).

During the day, you will experience first-hand practical activities that are linked to research led practice and explore how to stimulate geographical learning that is relevant, authentic and progressive in order to raise the standard of teaching and learning in the subject. The session will also examine opportunities for successful fieldwork at all key stages, consider how to teach distant places and explore how picture books can support geography teaching in the primary school.

Learning and Teaching

We are pleased to announce that we are flexible in our delivery. Groups can be hosted onsite in one of our purpose built, technology packed lecture theatres. Or we could send a team out to your school to deliver, perhaps at one of your inset days. Worth noting, is that all this course can be delivered in the virtual classroom on desktop, tablet, and mobile devices. This means you can access this resource from anywhere, at almost any time.

Assessment

You will not be assessed on this day-course. Your attendance and participation are all that is required of you.

Features

Study facilities

The Department of Education and Childhood at UWE Bristol runs a variety of courses in early childhood and education studies, and is one of the largest providers of initial teacher training and continuing professional development in the region. Experienced tutors and leading researchers and practitioners in their fields teach in the department. We have excellent facilities and a range of flexible study areas and online learning tools for students.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Prices

Please contact us directly for a full breakdown of fees.

Dates

Please contact us directly to see if we can accommodate you on a date that best suits your timetable.

How to apply

How to apply

Should you wish to complete this course as an individual, please book your expression of interest online, by clicking 'Enquire' via the Apply Now button.

Large groups of up to 40 teachers can be catered for. To book large groups, please contact ace.cpd@uwe.ac.uk to make an enquiry.

If you are new to UWE Bristol CPD, you will need to register to use the Professional Development portal. If you have already registered on the Professional Development portal, sign in and complete the expression of interest.

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