This page provides two video case-studies.
The case-studies feature the heads of department of two north London secondary schools. With permission, both gave freely of their time. They reveal how they work with colleagues to enact the geography curriculum in their schools. In both cases they discuss and illustrate the curriculum for ‘key stage three” (children from 11-14 years old).
The home-made video case studies were facilitated in 2015 by Xin Miao, research assistant at the UCL Institute of Education. This summary [School-case-study] shows her approach.
Xin Miao developed a simple, three-part structure:
- Example (also supported by some documents and artefacts)
Working with the case studies.
It is useful to have a framework of questions to help you interrogate the case studies. You can download them here:
Kirsty Holder, Head of Department, Fortismere School, London.
John Forrest, Head of Department, William Ellis School, London.