DATE: Friday 4th September (evening) to Sunday 6th September
Complete the Survey Monkey form to book a place. Attendance will be confirmed by email: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FFZC5ZY
Funded by Education Scotland, this FREE residential course is held at the Field Studies Council site on Millport. http://field-studies-council.org/centres/scotland/millport.aspx
View a full programme of the weekend here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxVoIjf7S3-XblVuOFN3SnNmYVk/view?usp=sharing
This is an excellent oportunity for secondary geography teachers who wish to develop their skills and confidence keadng fieldwork activities.
Field Studies Council Scotland delivers Environmental, Biology, Adventurous Activity and Geography courses for over 5000 students a year. This course builds on this expertise and aims to introduce participants to a range of different fieldwork activities which can be used with secondary school students. Attendees will consider how to structure ‘traditional’ observational fieldwork, geographical investigations and sensory fieldwork aiming to engage students more effectively with the places they are studying and interacting with. The course will also explore how to incorporate the effectiev use of formative assessment and technology into fieldwork.
September 2015 to August 2016 is the Year of Fieldwork. http://www.field-studies-council.org/outdoorclassroom/yearoffieldwork.aspx
The principal purposes of the Year of Fieldwork is to:
- Highlight examples of good practice and the support that we, and others, provide to support schools to enhance the fieldwork that they provide.
- Encourage more schools to undertake geographical fieldwork at all phase of the curriculum, and examination classes.
- Raise awareness of the value of fieldwork to geographical education and the benefits that it provides to young people.
- Promote the benefits of fieldwork as a valuable and transferable skill across a range of subject areas.