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Geography Matters – the newsletter of the Post-16 and HE Committee

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Geography Matters is a free newsletter produced by the GA’s Post-16 and HE Phase Committee. It features articles on a range of issues affecting post-16 geography education and articles on topics covered at post-16.

Geography Matters – Spring 2023

Contents

  • Chair’s notes
  • Bookworms’ recommendations for geographers
  • Geography matters – whatever you do!
  • More top tips for the NEA
  • Reflections on a CPD event to explore decolonisation in the geography curriculum
  • Challenging slum stereotypes
  • Why do we live in hazardous places?
  • Place matters! Rediscovering the role of geography in the energy transition

 

Geography Matters – Spring 2022

Contents

  • Chair’s notes
  • What I’m reading and who I’m speaking to
  • Student voices celebrate geography
  • A personal reflection of COP26
  • Top Spec Geography – the latest publications
  • GA National Fieldwork Week
  • NEA tips and hacks
  • Reflections on Critical Thinking CPD
  • Explore the benefits of virtual field courses
  • Energy transitions

 

Geography Matters – Spring 2021

Contents

  • Notes from the Chair
  • Students reflect on their geography during lockdown
  • Teaching during the pandemic – Reflections
  • Your NEA: The Last Lap
  • What is compassionate geography?
  • Decolonise, decolonisation, decoloniality?
  • Arctic Climate Change and the accelerating impacts of permafrost degradation
  • COP 26: some food for thought

 

Geography Matters – Spring 2020

Contents

  • Chair’s notes
  • Geography really matters
  • Where’s the geography?
  • An electric revolution?
  • Having a clear-out? An idea for Changing Places
  • Soulless housing developments
  • Access to pre-hospital health care
  • Waste management In Masaka region, Uganda
  • Book reviews

 

Geography Matters – Spring 2019

Contents

  • Chair’s notes
  • Celebrating geography at university
  • The Non-Examination Assessment (NEA): 10 tips for success
  • Graffiti, Changing Places and the NEA
  • Experiencing emotional geographies and place through fieldwork
  • Using examination mark schemes to support A level geography teaching
  • Brexit, Trump and why geography really, really matters
  • A forgotten European disaster: the Great Cephalonian Earthquake 1953
  • Harrats of the Arabian Peninsula

 

Geography Matters – Spring 2018

Contents

  • Chair’s notes
  • Young Change Makers for the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Bridging the classroom and the real world: the real geographies of emergency planning
  • A Journey towards emergency planning
  • Transport Geography – the path to somewhere
  • Geography opens doors: working in sustainability, community and environment
  • From studying the world to travelling the world: Is geography useful for a career as cabin crew?
  • Revival of the Garden City
  • Port Talbot, India and China: A case study of place connections and global systems
  • Cultural landscapes in Peninsular Malaysia
  • Cultural Festivals and political geography – a personal reflection for geographical education
  • Using GIS in A level geography to support geographical enquiry and develop students’ geographical knowledge
  • Using Story Map for NEA and EPQ

 

Geography Matters – Spring 2017

Contents

  • Chair’s notes
  • Remaking place: King’s Cross Central
  • Culture, Events and Placemaking
  • The Sediment Budget in Deserts: More than Just Sand
  • Applying Geography: Land Referencing to Support Infrastructure Development
  • Sustainable Development and Social Inclusion
  • Going to University: the Student View
  • The Hunger Games: Food Inequality in the 21st century
  • Why are Black and Ethnic Minority groups under-represented in Geography Education?

 

Contents

  • Chair’s notes
  • Urban places in the making
  • UK festival industry and climate change
  • Black portraits – making geographical connections through political communication
  • Big beyond
  • BTEC National in Environmental Sustainability
  • Planning for the linear A level course
  • Cast you eye on this! Planet Earth
  • Managing the Independent Investigation in A level geography
  • 21 Lessons learned from the new A levels in 2015
  • Synopticity: How can we develop students’ capacity to make synoptic links?
  • Plantation politics
  • IRIS and geographical research

 

Contents

  • Climate change and development in the Tonlé Sap region
  • Starting to teach the carbon cycle
  • The magic of magnotes
  • The economic impact of meetings and business events in Britain
  • Impact of the Secondary Geography Mark
  • Making an impact in geography education
  • Making an impact in the construction industry
  • Point of view: our meat consumption and its global impact

 

Contents

  • Chair’s notes
  • Geography: crossing boundaries is no problem for the incredible subject
  • Iceland – innovations in green energy production
  • Eco-Schools
  • A level Geography: the verdict
  • Teaching extreme weather
  • Inequalities in health care provision

 

Contents

  • Chair’s notes
  • Egypt and the Arab Spring Helen Hore 3
  • New technology can enhance teaching in geography
  • British school
  • Setting up a GA local branch for sixth formers
  • PGCE to NQT
  • Analysis of change in A level grades requirements
  • My favourite case study
  • The growth of business tourism in Barcelona
  • Who are the Post-16 and HE Phase Committee?

Contents

  • Chairs notes
  • Student voices: promoting A level geography
  • Studying geography at university: is it for me?
  • En route for Oxbridge
  • Using GIS to investigate coastal management – for real or virtual fieldwork
  • Statistical enquiry into water and wealth
  • Piracy, supply shocks and energy security
  • Globalisation of health: is the world feeling better?
  • Who are the Post-16 and HE Phase Committee?

 

Contents

  • The view from the Chair, Viv Pointon
  • Sustainable living in the Middle East
  • Foreign direct investment in tourism
  • Cuba and superpowers
  • Pre-U: a genuine alternative?
  • Every picture tells a story! The Guardian Eyewitness series
  • Managing hazards – dealing with risk

 

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Geography Matters – Spring 2010

Contents

  • An arid discussion while others feel the heat
  • Global climate change and water supplies: winners and losers
  • Opportunities for Geography in the 14–19 Humanities and Social Sciences Diploma
  • June at Chichester College
  • The globalisation of health: funding health in the developing world
  • The School Seismology project
  • Another take on ‘A Different View’ from an (access to) HE perspective
  • Conference 2010 events

 

Contents

  • Chair’s notes
  • From the Editor
  • Some guidelines for contributors
  • Is the world really in the grip of a food crisis?
  • The Big Dry: The Australian drought and the Murray Darling basin
  • Investigating river flooding in Uckfield, East Sussex
  • Crowded coasts, rebranded urban places and some old-fashioned regional geography
  • Developing coastal fieldwork
  • And finally…

 

Contents

  • Chair’s notes
  • Obituary: Alan Marriott
  • Editorial: changing geography – again!
  • How to choose a geography specification for the 21st century
  • A preview of the Pre-U
  • A view from the front line
  • Summarising the AS/A level specifications
  • Fieldwork at AS/A2 level from 2008
  • Geography and the new 14-19 Diplomas
  • Out and about in Yorkshire
  • Sustainable tourism: contemporary issues and challenges
  • 2008: The GA Conference in Guildford

 

Contents

  • Chair’s notes
  • Editorial: The future for A levels
  • An analysis of change in A level grade requirements for HE between 2002 and 2007
  • The transition from A level to degree geography: discussions with staff and students at selected universities
  • Behind the waterfall: why do fieldwork?
  • Report on the GA Post-16 and HE Holbeck Urban Village field excursion, October 2006

 

Contents

  • Chair’s notes
  • Editorial: the changing face of geography
  • Good news for geography – and good news for the GA: the action plan for geography
  • Adult learning
  • Urban regeneration: Holbeck Urban Village, Leeds
  • Using differentiation in case study teaching
  • A case study of suburbanisation: Monkspath in Solihul

 

Contents

  • Editorial: geography at the coal face or the mouse mat?
  • Geography: 14-19 – The Tomlinson proposals – A geography response to some of the main points
  • Marine tourism: a case study of sustainable marine tourism in the Maldives
  • Uganda: an example of local innovation in response to international change
  • Living in a globalised world
  • Madeira – a modern holiday paradise or development chaos?
  • River restoration – Has your local river had a make-over?
  • The Leeds waterfront: urban regeneration field excursion and update
  • Historical geography: expanding National Archive of Railway Oral History

 

Geography Matters – Summer 2004

Contents

  • Editorial
  • Chair’s notes
  • UGANDA: an example of local innovation in response to international change
  • PACKAGING PLACES: place promotion with reference to bids made by UK cities to become European Capital of Culture 2008
  • In remembrance of George Metcalfe and Brian Harris
  • REVIEW: ‘Geomorphology Resource Pack: Upper Wharfedale’
  • Notice board

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