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GeoCapabilities video presentations published – 1

Partners from GeoCapabilities 3 presented a session comprising 4 papers to introduce and describe the work being undertaken in the Erasmus Plus Key Action 2 project at the IGU-CGE (International Geographic Union: Commission on Geography Education) Conference which took place in August 2021 in Prague and online.  .

GeoCapabilities Phase 3 aims to explore how a GeoCapabilities approach can help young people to access powerful geographical knowledge.

It does so by focusing on the topic of migration, and supporting teachers to draw from the discipline of geography, their students’ needs and creative teaching strategies as they plan, teach and evaluate lessons.

This is the first set of video presentations from the conference.

Presentation: “Teaching about migration: Exploring the potential of a GeoCapabilities approach in schools in Challenging circumstances”

Presentation: “Bridging the divide: teaching about migration and drawing on and drawing on academic geography to support the development of school geography curricula”

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Evaluating the GeoCapabilities approach to teaching about migration

Members of the GeoCapabilities Project participated in the recent International Geographic Union Commission for Geographic Education (IGU-CGE) conference held in Prague and online.

This presentation from the GeoCapabilities 3 project looks at evaluating the GeoCapabilities approach to teaching about migration. It presents the tools used and evaluates the outcomes of the project in the associate partner schools.

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Reminder to register for the GeoCapabilities Webinar – September 14 2021. 18.00 CET

 

Reminder to register

On September 14th 18.00h CET, members of the GeoCapabilities 3 project will present an online webinar for teachers and educators on the activities and outcomes of the project.

GeoCapabilities 3 has developed tools to support teaching powerful geographical knowledge in more challenging school situations.

Register to participate in the event at https://forms.gle/MNCyiz8sy2DBnuUE6

 

 

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GeoCapabilities Webinar – September 14 2021. 18.00 CET

 

On September 14th 18.00h CET, members of the GeoCapabilities 3 project will present an online webinar for teachers and educators on the activities and outcomes of the project.

GeoCapabilities 3 has developed tools to support teaching powerful geographical knowledge in more challenging school situations.

Register to participate in the event at https://forms.gle/MNCyiz8sy2DBnuUE6

 

 

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GeoCapabilities to present at IGU-CGE 2021

Members of the GeoCapabilities project will hold two sessions at the IGU-CGE Conference, Making Connections, Cooperation and Networking in geographical education, to be held in Prague and online on Wednesday August 13th 2021

Paper session: GeoCapabilities 3: GeoCapabilities for social justice 

Session Chair: Mary Biddulph

Using a social justice framework to consider the application of a GeoCapabilities approach in secondary schools serving young people in less privileged social and economic communities  Mary Biddulph

Bridging the divide: teaching about migration and drawing on academic geography to support the development of the school geography curricula. Tine Béneker

Teaching about migration using a GeoCapabilities approach – ‘vignettes’ as a way for teachers to connect with disciplinary knowledge Caroline Leininger and Luc Zwartjes

Evaluating the GeoCapabilities approach to teaching about migration David Mitchell and Martin Hanus

Panel discussion: What makes learning geography ‘powerful’? A discussion of the importance of understanding student context

Session Chair: Michael Solem

Powerful geographical knowledge in practice and with attention to social justice –findings and implications of the Geocapabilties 3 project David Mitchell, Tine Béneker, Mary Biddulph, Martin Hanus, Caroline Leininger, Luc Zwartjes, Karl Donert

Exploring the use and potential of student aspirations data for making inclusive instructional decisions in geography Thomas B. Larsen, Michael N. Solem, Richard G. Boehm

Find out more about the conference

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GeoCapabilities 3 presented at EUROGEO 2021

The GeoCapabilities 3 Project was disseminated at the EUROGEO 2021 Conference on April 23rd 2021.  Due to the Covid pandemic the conference was held online, hosted by UNEC, Madrid, the Spanish Open University.

The conference theme Sustainable Development Goals for all, where the SDGs seek to promote a multidimensional model of development capable of guaranteeing sustainability. This involves a complex process of political and economic discussion and environmental concern with different views, which must be addressed from all areas of society.

Luc Zwartjes (University of Ghent) presented developments with GeoCapabilities and social justice. Follow the presentation below.

 

GeoCapabilities was also included as part of the presentation “Geo_projects and Innovation in Education”. You can follow the presentation here below.

FREE Geocapabilities 3 Workshop – Powerful knowledge for all


Are you a teacher or educator?

If so, you are invited to attend a FREE teacher workshop on the GeoCapabilities 3 project at the Millennium CDG Hotel, Paris on March 14th 2019 (free hotel shuttle from CDG Airport). Some travel grants available.

Teachers and educators should apply to participate by completing the form on the completing the form.

Draft Agenda
10.00 – What is ‘Geocapabilities 3’?
A Capabilities Approach and Powerful Knowledge

Clarifying aims purposes and outcomes of the GeoCapabilities 3 project
Planned Project Outputs

11.15 Developing strategies in a social justice context
Workshop

Conclusion and Lunch

13.30 Keynote talk at the EUROGEO Conference

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Notes
– Some Erasmus Plus Travel Bursaries are available for teachers and teacher trainers from European countries to attend.
– In preparation, please familiarise yourself with the work of Geocapabilities from the Internet and the project web site and links there.

Details of the venue can be found here

We look forward to welcoming you in Paris.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Karl Donert.

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