Monday, 30 September 2013

Thought for the Day

"A walk is just one more layer, a mark laid upon the thousands of other layers of human and geographic history on the surface of the land"
Richard Long

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Get out into the landscape...

Enhancing Fieldwork Learning is an HEA funded project, which explores the way that technology can enhance pedagogy in fieldwork in particular. There is a focus on data collection, and the use of mobile learning.

Last year, I went to the 2nd annual Showcase event of the project at Preston Montford Field Studies centre, and until recently I was due to attend the 3rd event at Rhyd Y Creuau

I gave a presentation last time on our work with Mission:Explore and the connections with ludic pedagogies...

This time I was going to talk about the DISTANCE project that we have been working on.
However, instead of making my way to Snowdonia yesterday, I was teaching, and instead of presenting at the FSC Centre today, I was marking Year 7 homework. All part of my transition back to teaching...

I've tweeted a few folks who are at the event, and from the sound of it there have been some excellent presentations and fieldwork excursions.
I've been following the event hashtag too: #eflshowcase

Follow the Twitter account too...

Some apps and other tools that I've been using for some years have been getting a mention, so good to know that I'm up to date here... Some further new ideas too. Some of the resources will also be shared on the website after the event hopefully...

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Fieldwork through Enquiry..

I'm heading out to the coast in a few weeks for a GCSE fieldtrip. A great way to see the landscape...

Now in the GA Store...

Saturday, 7 September 2013

New reading...

I'm possibly heading over to Toppings book shop later in the month for a talk by the author of this book: Tim Dee.
It moves from the Cambridgeshire Fens to Chernobyl and other distant places...