Innovative Geography Teaching Grants
The Innovative Geography Teaching Grants provide funding for geography teachers at secondary level for the development of imaginative and creative educational resources, with a university collaborator.
Two grants, each of £1,000, will be awarded annually to each teacher-Higher Education team. The resources created will be based upon a particular theme or timely issue identified by the Society.
In 2014, the resources will be based upon the use of quantitative data relating to the recent release of the 2011 census data.
15 February 2014
2011 Innovative Geography Teaching Grant recipients
In the past, the scheme offered different opportunities to individual teachers. Recipients included:
2011: Rachel Atkins (Bristol Grammar School). 'Interactive Whiteboard (IWB) Templates - Interactive Geographers'. This project aimed to inspire teachers to use easily-adaptable IWB techniques for excellent teacher and student interaction.
2011: Jo Debens (Priory School). 'International link between Priory School, UK and the Cape Fear Centre for Enquiry, USA. This project formed a link with the Cape Fear Centre for Enquiry in the USA, enabling students to explore and compare their personal geographies and explore how living near the coast affects their lives.
2011: James Mutton (Featherstone High School). 'I-Pod Touch'. Using mobile technology inside and outside the classroom to enhance the delivery of geographical education.
2011: Samantha Coulson: (William Farr CE School). 'Geography of Film - Scheme of Work'. This project explores geographical issues through the medium of film by giving context to theory. Using a variety of film clips pupils will investigate how film instils a sense of place, culture and change over time.