Rediscovering London’s Geography

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A project run by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), Rediscovering London’s Geography is seeking to improve the quality of teaching and learning of geography in London’s schools and encourage more pupils to study geography.

Rediscovering London’s Geography has wide ranging aims from raising subject understanding by addressing knowledge gaps and connecting teachers with subject knowledge, to increasing interest in geography amongst students whilst highlighting its relevance to further study and careers.

We hope to promote London’s unique and changing geography through the study of the capital’s wider context of economic, social and environmental development.

Chartered Geographer (Teacher), the only internationally recognised professional accreditation for those with competence, experience and professionalism in the use of geographical knowledge, understanding and skills in the workplace, will be promoted to teachers in recognition of new knowledge, professional expertise and commitment to CPD.

Additionally, as part of the project, 14 partner schools are developing new local CPD networks for primary and secondary geography teachers across ten boroughs; alongside providing expert input and advice to the project.

The networks will improve subject knowledge via free CPD and training events and support both primary and secondary teaching and learning, particularly in the lead up to the implementation of the new National Curriculum this September.

The project will create subject knowledge online resource units, including online activities and pupil assessments; focusing upon new curriculum subjects and examinations.

Resources will be available to pupils to support highest-level understanding of core geographical knowledge for better achievement with new curriculum and examinations.

London undergraduates, presented as Geography Ambassadors, will engage pupils with presentations and geography career events to highlight the relevance and value of geography to further study and careers.

For further information on this project visit www.rgs.org/rlg

For information on joining a network or accessing online resources, contact Project Coordinator, Bryony Collins at rlg@rgs.org

 

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