By Andy Leeder

ISBN-10: 0826485383

ISBN-13: 9780826485380

This name takes a skills-based process, with every one part suggesting normal principles to take advantage of in daily lecture room educating, together with particular examples of the way those can be utilized with numerous modules from effortless university via to highschool.

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The teacher has produced a number of statements: IDEA 31 The area is better than the area we live in. The area is a good place to live. The best thing about the area is the shops. The worst thing about the area is the lack of play space. The statements are by necessity simplistic, but openended. Reveal them one at a time and ask students to move towards the card that matches their view. They enjoy the mobility and can see at a glance who agrees with them, and to what degree. They particularly enjoy the ensuing debate when opposite views are called upon.

When the students have moved to their chosen viewpoint, having seen each of the statements, individuals are asked to justify their stance. The teacher can probe for understanding through questioning; he or she can set up a two-way argument by tempting others who are standing elsewhere to contribute. 36 Idea 30 has been used very successfully with senior students. However, the same idea can also be used effectively with much younger students and/or with those with learning difficulties. Students with special educational needs (SEN) are often fascinated by many of the geographical issues we study.

24 There are many occasions when geography students are expected to articulate their thoughts and ideas through extended writing. Primary colleagues have a great deal of experience in using writing frames or scaffold techniques to support and encourage extended prose. Secondary teachers, including teachers of A-level students, should recognize the value of such aids to help structure, extend and sometimes restrict prose. Writing frames can be differentiated. At a basic level, some require 'filling in the gaps'; others provide 'key words' for inclusion in each paragraph or section.

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