Congratulations to this year’s recipients of our Innovative Geography Teaching Grants, Dr Lisa Ficklin and Grace Healy.
Dr Lisa Ficklin from Manchester Metropolitan University, with the assistance of Dr Billy Haworth from the University of Manchester, will be developing a toolkit for secondary level geography teachers teaching about hazards. The digital toolkit will centre on a simulation of a disaster event, which can be seen from different perspectives in real-time and will have a number of adaptations so it is suitable for different class sizes and year groups. It will include primary data, contextual information about the hazard event and the key actors involved. Students will be able to analyse images, GIS data and policy documents in order to produce a response strategy which can then adapt to changes in the simulation.
Grace Healy from Hewett Academy in Norwich will work with Dr Jess Hope from the University of Bristol to create The 2015 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: advice from the Global South. The resource will bring together experiences, politics and recommendations from individuals in the Global South including indigenous social movement leaders, conservationists and development workers. Using a series of filmed interviews, the resource will bring advice about sustainable development and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals into classrooms in the Global North.
Each year, the Innovative Geography Teaching Grants offer two awards of £1,000 to secondary level geography teachers and a university collaborator for the development of imaginative and creative educational resources, which will be shared through our schools page. Find out more.
Our grants programme supports over 60 projects across the world every year. Are you seeking funding for fieldwork? Find a grant.
New co-editors are being sought for the Society’s book series and two of our academic journals, Area and The Geographical Journal.
The first Ron Cooke Award has been awarded to Gregory Pearson for his A Level Independent Investigation An investigation into the form and nature of scree slopes on the North side of the Ogwen Valley.
To mark International Day for Biological Diversity we have made the recording of our recent Monday night lecture Food security: a global challenge available for everyone to watch online until Monday 27 May
Congratulations to the Geography Spatial Analysts Team at the Office for National Statistics who have won the overall inaugural Geography in Government award.
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