Annual Conference Programme

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University of Manchester – Thursday 9–Saturday 11 April 2015

Every year the GA Annual Conference features more than a hundred sessions including hands-on workshops, academic lectures, field visits, informal 'teacher-to-teacher' sessions and lively debates.

This year the main programme took place on Friday 10 and Saturday 11 April with the free Public Lecture, 'Association at Work' events and Awards Ceremonies taking place on Thursday 9 April.

Session Descriptions

Teacher-to-Teacher
These are innovative, 20-minute sessions offering you a unique opportunity for professional conversation about what you do best. Places will be limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

Workshops
A workshop is a 50-minute session that will include interactions and discussion between participants and the facilitator, practical activities with a resource or stimulus, and a clear sense of purpose and outcomes enabling participants to leave with practical materials for classroom use. Places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

Reporting Research

These sessions focus and report on recent research into geographical education. There will be papers on different types of research, for example action research into teachers' own practice, ethnographic classroom research or research into particular aspects of curriculum or assessment.

Lectures

A lecture will normally include a 40-minute presentation, and ten minutes for questions. The lectures are all clearly defined by phase and title.

Lecture Plus

These are 25-minute lectures, presented by leading geographers, followed by discussions on classroom implications, applications and possibilities.

Forum

The Forum will look at current, and possibly controversial issues. Invited panelists will be asked to talk for no more than ten minutes on the theme from their point of view and a strong Chair will ensure times are kept to! Discussion will be opened to the floor giving the audience a chance to make short, sharp points or ask questions of the panel. At the end of the discussion period each panelist will be asked to make a short 'round up' comment.

Key for GA Committees and Special Interest Groups

EYPPC - Early Years & Primary Phase Committee
SPC - Secondary Phase Committee
P16HEPC - Post-16 & HE Phase Committee
AESIG - Assessment & Examinations Special Interest Group
ICTSIG - ICT Special Interest Group
ISSIG - Independent Schools Special Interest Group
ISIG - International Special Interest Group
FOLSIG - Fieldwork and Outdoor Learning Special Interest Group
PGSIG - Physical Geography Special Interest Group
SCSIG - Sustainability and Citizenship Special Interest Group
TESIG - Teacher Education Special Interest Group
WSIG - Welsh Special Interest Group

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Chris Trevor Guest

Hi Do I need to book onto all the workshops? I am presenting a session on both days, therefore do not need to pay the admission fee each day, but I would like to secure my places at certain sessions and events. Please advise how I can do this.

Thanks

Lucy Oxley

Lucy Oxley GA Staff

Places on all workshops, lectures, research papers and teacher-to-teacher sessions are allocated on a first-come first-served basis on the day.

Thanks
Lucy

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