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Geographical Conference 2011 - A teacher’s perspective of IB Geography

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Geographical Conference 2011 - A teacher’s perspective of IB Geography

  1. 1. A teacher’s perspective of IB Geography<br />Sarah Coulton and Mark Poulsum<br />
  2. 2. The IB learner profile and Geography<br />Progress in Geography<br />A themed approach to syllabus delivery<br />Benefits to students<br />Key questions for discussion<br />Overview of the session<br />
  3. 3. “The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognising their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world”<br />IB ethos statement<br />
  4. 4. Reflective<br />Inquirers<br />Balanced<br />Knowledgeable<br />IB learner profile<br />Risk takers<br />Thinkers<br />Caring<br />Communicators<br />Open minded<br />Principled<br />
  5. 5. Principled They act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the actions that accompany them.<br />Caring They show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.<br />
  6. 6. Themed approach<br />Human interaction<br />Challenge!<br />Not linear<br /> Knowledge?<br />Cannot be isolated<br />Progress<br />
  7. 7. Core periphery concept<br />Spatial element.<br />Reluctance to categorise and prescribe.<br />Enables change- future proof!<br />Engaging.<br />
  8. 8. When students were asked what the recurring themes are….<br />
  9. 9. An example of a themed approach to syllabus delivery<br />
  10. 10. Benefits to students<br />
  11. 11. Is the themed approach similar or different to A-Level?<br />What constitutes a knowledge base for the IB Geographer?<br />How is the IB learner profile relevant to UK students?<br />What are the challenges for an IB Geography student and their teachers?<br />Discussion<br />
  12. 12. If you want to discuss anything further…<br />Sarah Coulton – sarah.coulton@kgv.edu.hk<br />Mark Poulsum – mark.poulsum@kgv.edu.hk<br />