New Perspectives on Developing Key Skills in Geography
Wednesday 29 March 2000
University College Northampton
This is the third of three seminars discussing the outcomes of the Geography Discipline Network project on 'Key skills in geography in higher education' funded by the DfEE. The first seminar, held last September at the RGS-IBG, examined 'Strategic Issues in Teaching and Learning Key Skills in Geography'; the second seminar took place at the RGS-IBG Annual Conference in January and reviewed 'Key Skills in the Geography Curriculum'. In this final seminar the focus is on new perspectives on developing key skills in geography. As the teaching of key skills becomes more widespread increased attention is being placed on strategic issues involved with designing, recording and assessing a skills-based curriculum. New ways of developing key skills are also being examined and several geography departments are exploring ways of developing key skills through work-based learning and extra-curricular activities and problem-solving and thinking skills.
As a result of participating in this seminar you should:
|10.15||Registration and Coffee|
|Chair: Rita Gardner (RGS-IBG)|
Mick Healey (Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education)
|10.50||Designing, recording and
assessing a skills-based curriculum|
Ian Livingstone and Hugh Matthews (University College Northampton)
|12.00||Work-based learning, voluntary
and extra-curricular activities|
Brian Chalkley (University of Plymouth)
|13.30||What key skills do employers
Elaine Owen (Ordnance Survey)
|14.00|| Developing problem solving
and thinking skills|
Vince Gardiner (Liverpool John Moores University) and Karel Hughes (University of Surrey Roehampton)
Reflection and Prospect
To reserve a place at this Seminar please complete and return the form below as soon as possible as the seminar is likely to prove popular and there are a limited number of places available.
Payment can be made by cheque (payable to "CGCHE"), institution purchase order, or credit card (Mastercard, Visa, Delta and Eurocard accepted). Please contact Phil Gravestock for further details.
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