Published in 1994, this book is the result of the collaborative work undertaken at the Liverpool-based Geography INSET Primary Project (GIPP) over three years. It presents a series of chapters for primary teachers seeking to implement the Statutory Orders for Geography in the National Curriculum. Steering a middle course between the sophistications of a theoretical/methodological text and the over-simplifications of a ‘tips-for-teachers’ approach, the authors highlight the positive opportunities offered by the National Curriculum. At the same time they are critical of many aspects of the Statutory Orders, without losing sight of their objective to help teachers to improve the quality of primary geography teaching.
The book is especially useful for INSET work for teachers who have already grappled with National Curriculum Geography and who will be adjusting to the post-Dearing rearrangements.
Table of Contents
Part I: Contexts. 1. Places and Peoples: Continuity and Change in Primary Geography, Marsden. 2. Subjects as Resources: From a Schools Council Project to National Curriculum Geography, Derricott. 3. Making a Place for Geography: The Geographic Association’s Initiatives and the Geography Working Group’s Experience, Morgan. Part II: Implementation. 4. New Thinking in Mapping, Martland. 5. Resourcing Primary Geography: Bringing the World into the Classroom, Hughes, Marsden. 6. Curriculum Planning in Action, Kent. 7. Beyond Locational Knowledge: Good Assessment Practice in Primary Geography, Marsden. Part III: Links. 8. Geography through Information Technology: Supporting Geographical Enquiry, Kent, Philips. 9. Linking Geography with History and Art: A Focused Topic Work Approach, Marsden. 10. Linking Geography with Mathematics and Science: Curriculum Integration in a Primary School (Enquiry-based Geographical Study) Kenyon. 11. ‘Read All About It’: Using Children’s Literature in Support of Primary Geography, Krause. 12. Primary Geography and the European Dimension, Hughes, Paterson. 13. Geography for Special Children, Hughes, Thomas.