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GTIP Think Pieces

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These 'Think Pieces' are intended to inform, to encourage reflection on a range of themes and issues, and to provide practical support for tutors planning PGCE sessions.

Each one includes a short introduction and a series of key questions that you should consider in relation to the topic area. They also contain suggestions for what should be included in a geography PGCE course together with some activities for sessions, a reading list and appropriate weblinks.

The Think Piece have been divided into 'Primary' and 'Secondary and Post 16' in the list below.

Although each Think Piece was written with a focus on the needs of either primary or secondary teacher educators, most Think Pieces are likely to be of wider interest.



Children's worlds
ESD at KS1&2
Every Child Matters
Fieldwork at KS1&2
Geography and Happiness
Geography and Literacy
The Global Dimension at KS1&2                
Human Geography
Making Maps
Physical Geography at KS1&2
Using Games in Geography
Assessment for Learning
Cultural Geography
Developing the Curriculum Part 1
Developing the Curriculum Part 2
Developing Writing
The Educational Potential of Geography       
ESD: Pupil Perspectives
Europe Activities
Every Child Matters
Fantastic Geographies
Geography and Happiness
Gifted and Talented
The Global Dimension
Global Warming
Physical Geography at KS3
Teaching A Level Geography
Using Games in Geography
Using Maps and Atlases
Values and Controversial Issues
Writing at Masters Level

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