Exploring Geography Careers with ICT

These ideas were prepared by Judith Mansell, RGS-IBG.

The following activities can be used alongside the Going Places with Geography materials or with the Ambassadors online section of the GTT website, possibly as part of geography lesson or work related learning lesson.

Aims

  • To encourage students to recognise the value of geography in their future career
  • To explore the range of skills that is developed through the study of geography
  • To discover the range of jobs that are undertaken by students of geography at all levels.

Activities

Starters

  • Students could list the skills they feel they have learnt through the study of geography
  • Students could list the various aspects of geography that they have studied. After discussion a central list can be compiled by the teacher
  • Students could then list the jobs that they think a geographer might do.

Main activity

  • Students then watch the video Going Places with Geography (parts one and two) on YouTube, noting down any skills or sectors that have not been mentioned at the beginning of the lesson
  • They note down any jobs that they did not expect geographers to do
  • Students discuss.

Plenary

  • Students name any famous people who they know who studied geography at university or who might be considered to be geographers (the list will not be long!) e.g. Michael Palin, who studied history but would now consider himself to be a geographer as a result of the travels etc. he has undertaken.


Comment on this page

Comments made by GA members appear instantly and don't require security words to be entered - make sure you're logged in! Guest comments will be sent to a moderator for approval.

2 Comments

Guest

nomathemba Guest

hi i want to knw the places or universities that have geography careers specifically meteorologist around Gauteng in South Africa

Guest

April Guest

I am going to matric next year and geography is one of the streams i chose and i dont know which career to consider

Journals

  • Primary Geography
  • Teaching Geography
  • Geography

Free access to subscribers

Online shop.

<em>A different view</em> - All six posters

All

A different view - All six posters

£42.99 £32.99*
GA Full and Concessionary Members

KS3 Geography Teachers' Toolkit: Introducing India: What are the opportunities and challenges for the future?

Key Stage 3

KS3 Geography Teachers' Toolkit: Introducing India: What ar..

£18.99 £13.99*
GA Full and Concessionary Members

KS3 Geography Teachers' Toolkit: The Role of Stones: How do rocks shape our world?

Key Stage 3

KS3 Geography Teachers' Toolkit: The Role of Stones: How do ..

£18.99 £13.99*
GA Full and Concessionary Members

The Everyday Guide to Primary Geography: Art

Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2

The Everyday Guide to Primary Geography: Art

£15.99 £10.99*
GA Full and Concessionary Members

Geography Plus: Beside the Sea : Investigating the UK’s coastal environments

Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2

Geography Plus: Beside the Sea : Investigating the UK’s coa..

£17.99 £12.99*
GA Full and Concessionary Members

KS3 Geography Teachers' Toolkit: Through Thick and Thin: How does glaciation change the world?

Key Stage 3

KS3 Geography Teachers' Toolkit: Through Thick and Thin: Ho..

£18.99 £13.99*
GA Full and Concessionary Members

KS3 Geography Teachers' Toolkit: What's the Use? How can Earth meet our resource needs?

Key Stage 3

KS3 Geography Teachers' Toolkit: What's the Use? How can Ea..

£18.99 £13.99*
GA Full and Concessionary Members

Voyagers Complete pack

Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2

Voyagers Complete pack

£600.00 £540.00*
GA Full and Concessionary Members

Assessing progress in Your Key Stage 3 Geography Curriculum

Key Stage 3

Assessing progress in Your Key Stage 3 Geography Curriculum

£7.99 £5.99*
GA Full and Concessionary Members

  • Visit the Discover the World website for geography resources
Receive our email newsletters

Sign up to our email newsletter for all the latest news and updates throughout the year.