8 July 2020
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The key to bringing geography alive is to help students to understand the real world around them. For many of us, this goal is why we do fieldwork – the ability to take students in to a landscape, environment or challenging human problem, and bring them out of it with more experience, understanding and greater sense of place.
Nowhere is this more important than in understanding our atmosphere. With the climate change debate regularly at the forefront of global issues and natural hazards becoming more challenging to predict and manage, knowing how the atmosphere works is a vital part of a geography curriculum. And yet, for many teachers, it's a topic that they are less confident with.
In this session, Dr David Preece aims to bridge the gap between understanding climate change and "extreme" weather as stand-alone case studies, and the theory of the atmosphere, with practical and hands-on experience of platforms, data and options that can bring the atmosphere to life in your classroom.
This event will be run online through Zoom. Details of how to access the event have been sent out to all delegates- if you have not received this email please contact us via email@example.com BEFORE the event is due to begin.
Dr David Preece is currently Head of Geography at St. Dunstan’s College, having taught in the independent sector in SE London for over a decade. He did his undergraduate Geography degree at Jesus College, University of Oxford, before studying for a PhD in decadal climate variability using climate models at University College London. A UN accredited Climate Change teacher, he has worked with and published through the RGS-IBG, Royal Meteorological Society and Geographical Association on weather and climate teaching. In 2020, he was awarded Fellowship of the Chartered College of Teaching, and Chartered Geographer (Teacher) status by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). He tweets @DoctorPreece. He is keen to ensure that all students get to understand the world's atmosphere and how it fits together, and looks forward to sharing some ideas with as many people as possible.
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