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Primary geography for the non-specialist

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Who this course is for

Non-specialist primary teachers, including those who may be taking on the subject responsibility within their school

Course date and location

Birmingham - Online booking closed
London - Course cancelled

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Course overview

This CPD course supports non-specialist primary teachers in their understanding of geography and in developing their practice and planning.

Considering the question 'What is geography?', we will look at geographical skills and the subject's contribution to sustainability and global learning.

The day will include presentations, group discussion and practical activities, including time looking at topic work on a distant locality.


Registration fees include all course materials, refreshments and lunch.


GA Personal/Group/Concessionary Member: £150
New Member Package*: £196
Non-member: £220


GA Personal/Group/Concessionary Member: £170
New Member Package*: £216
Non-member: £240

*Includes course fee and one year's GA membership for your school.

Aims and Outcomes

  • Gain a better understanding of geography's core knowledge and skills
  • Understand how geography supports and contributes to the wider curriculum
  • Become familiar with some key resources and approaches for planning and teaching high-quality geography
  • Explore issues and ideas for teaching about distant localities and their implications for work on global learning and sustainability


09.00-09.30: Coffee and registration

09.30-11.00: Session 1 - What is geography?

11.00-11.15: Refreshment break

11.15-12.45: Session 2 - Geography and the wider curriculum

12.45-13.30: Lunch

13.30-15.30: Session 3 - Planning topic work on a distant locality

15.30: Close 


Ben Ballin, education consultant and member of Primary Geography Editorial Board

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Got a question about this course?

Contact the GA's Events Manager Lucy Oxley (0114 296 0088) who will be happy to help.

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