Extend your knowledge and understanding with GA videocasts

This growing collection of videocasts is intended to be used by both teachers and A level and university students. The aim is to provide a deeper understanding of a wide range of issues and challenges in the contemporary world through these short, powerful updates.

They are presented by a variety of academics who are experts in their field. Each video provides a fresh and up-to-date view of each academic area. They offer a nuanced and occasionally contested view of geography, to inspire keen students to explore real issues and develop their knowledge and understanding. Each video is accompanied by a range of material including enquiry questions, further reading and resources.

Video and other technologies can play a significant role in learning. Teachers and students can use the videocast and resources to learn at their own pace, using whatever style, such as visual learning or auditory learning is deemed suitable.

The videos:

  • represent current academic thinking and/or topical issues
  • enable independent learning
  • clarify difficult or confusing topics
  • improve the overall learning experience
  • help to prepare for tests and exams - with links to examination specifications included
  • enable more efficient use of time.

Talking Heads videos

Dr. Duncan Green - Development

Senior Strategic Advisor for Oxfam GB

Dr. Joe Smith - Interdependence

Senior lecturer in Environment at the Open University

Professor Peter Jackson - Cultural geography

Lecturer at the University of Sheffield and researcher of social and cultural geography, consumption and identity, and families and food

Dr. Charlotte Lemanski - The Global South

Lecturer at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Robinson College.

Professor Chris D Clark - Subglacial bedforms

Chris lectures at the University of Sheffield on glacial geomorphology, glaciology and GIS.

Conference videos

The videos below were filmed during the GA Annual Conference at the University of Manchester in 2015. Sessions featured:

Keynote Address - The geography of elections: will the 40 years of voting polarisation continue in May 2015?

Danny Dorling, Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography, The Oxford University

The impact of the 2013–14 storms on coastal geomorphology in south-west England

Professor Gerd Masselink, Professor in Coastal Geomorphology, Associate Head of School (Marine Science), University of Plymouth

Global Learning Programme

Many of the videocasts deal with issues linked to the Global Learning Programme, which ‘supports teachers to help pupils learn about the challenges our world faces and think critically about how to deal with issues such as poverty, inequality and sustainability. It helps pupils to make sense of the world in which they live and to understand their role within a global society’.

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