Provides examples of how surveys are conducted, from the observation of traffic patterns and shopping habits to collecting personal opinions and similar data, and describes how the results of surveys can be used to improve conditions.
Author: Cameron Dunn
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2018-03-05
Reinforce students' geographical understanding throughout their course; clear topic summaries with sample questions and answers help students improve their exam technique and achieve their best. Written by a teacher with extensive examining experience, this guide: - Helps students identify what they need to know with a concise summary of the topics examined at AS and A-level - Consolidates understanding through assessment tips and knowledge-check questions - Offers opportunities for students to improve their exam technique by consulting sample graded answers to exam-style questions - Develops independent learning and research skills - Provides the content students need to produce their own revision notes
Maximise every student's performance with a step-by-step approach to learning, improving and applying the geographical and fieldwork skills they need to achieve their best under the reformed WJEC/Eduqas GCSE Geography specifications. - Provides a complete, tailor-made solution to teaching the cartographic, graphical, numerical and statistical skills emphasised in the 2016 WJEC Eduqas A and B GCSE Geography specifications - Helps you prepare students for the changed fieldwork assessments and new question formats with a dedicated section on geographical enquiries - Supports students of varying abilities by moving from clear explanations of each skill to easy-to-follow guidance on applying the skills in an examination context - Offers plenty of opportunities to put newly-acquired skills into practice through a range of activities for all learners, as well as extension tasks designed for students targeting the top grades - Boosts students' confidence tackling terminal assessment with skills-focused exam-style questions and insider tips on common question types and topics - Cuts down your marking time and enables students to monitor their own progress by including answers for every activity and exam-style question
Key Methods in Geography is an introduction for undergraduates to the principal methodological issues involved in the collection, analysis and presentation of geographical information. It provides an accessible primer, which will be used by students as a reference throughout their degree, on all issues from research design to presentation. A unique feature of the book is that it provides definitions of terms from both human geography and physical geography. Organized into four parts: Getting Started in Geographical Research; Data Collection in Human Geography; Data Collection in Physical Geography; Analyzing and Representing Geographical Data. Each chapter is comprised of a short definition, a summary of the principal arguments, a substantive 5,000-word discussion, the use of real-life examples, and annotated notes for further reading. The teaching of research methods is integral in all geography courses. Key Methods in Geography identifies the key analytical and observational strategies with which all geography undergraduates should be conversant.
Author: David Wood
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
Release Date: 2004-08-15
The New Wider World Coursemate for Standard Grade Geography provides summaries of key content and key ideas for students as they study the Standard Grade specification and prepare for their examinations.
Written for students who need help doing their coursework and exams, this book focuses mainly on the skills and techniques that apply to essay writing, but also covers other types of assignment such as posters, talks, PowerPoint^DTM presentations and web pages. Its basis is that all of these different types of work are centred on clear communication of well-supported responses to the questions or tasks that have been set.
Maximise every student's grade potential with a step-by-step approach to learning, improving and applying the geographical and fieldwork skills they need to achieve stand-out success under the reformed Edexcel A and B GCSE Geography specifications. - Provides a complete, tailor-made solution to teaching the cartographic, graphical, numerical and statistical skills emphasised in the 2016 Edexcel A and B GCSE geography specifications - Helps you prepare students for the changed fieldwork assessments and new question formats with a dedicated section on geographical enquiries - Supports students of varying abilities by moving from clear explanations of each skill to easy-to-follow guidance on applying the skills in an examination context - Offers plenty of opportunities to put newly-acquired skills into practice through a range of activities for all learners, as well as extension tasks designed for students targeting the top grades - Boosts students' confidence tackling terminal assessment with skills-focused exam-style questions and insider tips on common question types and topics - Cuts down your marking time and enables students to monitor their own progress by including answers for every activity and exam-style question
Learning to Teach Geography in the Secondary School has become the widely recommended textbook for student and new teachers of geography. It helps you acquire a deeper understanding of the role, purpose and potential of geography within the secondary curriculum, and provides the practical skills needed to design, teach and evaluate stimulating and challenging lessons. It is grounded in the notion of social justice and the idea that all students are entitled to a high quality geography education. The very practical dimension provides you with support structures through which you can begin to develop your own philosophy of teaching, and debate key questions about the nature and purpose of the subject in school. Fully revised and updated in light of extensive changes to the curriculum, as well as to initial teacher education, the new edition considers the current debates around what we mean by geographical knowledge, and what’s involved in studying at Masters level. Key chapters explore the fundamentals of teaching and learning geography: Why we teach and what to teach Understanding and planning the curriculum Effective pedagogy Assessment Developing and using resources Fieldwork and outdoor learning Values in school geography Professional development Intended as a core textbook and written with university and school-based initial teacher education in mind, Learning to Teach Geography in the Secondary school is essential reading for all those who aspire to become effective, reflective teachers. Praise for previous editions of Learning to Teach Geography in the Secondary School... 'This is a practical and visionary book, as well as being superbly optimistic. It has as much to offer the experienced teacher as the novice and could be used to reinvigorate geography departments everywhere. Practical activities and ideas are set within a carefully worked out, authoritative, conceptual framework.' - The Times Educational Supplement 'This is a modern, powerful, relevant and comprehensive work...a standard reference for many beginning teachers on geography initial teacher training courses.' - Educational Review
Author: David Payne
Release Date: 2003
Genre: General Certificate of Secondary Education
This text includes examiners' tips on preparing for and sitting the exam and explains how case studies should be used. It also contains double-page spreads, which contain key information for revising each area of subject content.
Author: Barnes, Helen
Publisher: Policy Press
Release Date: 1998-07-08
Genre: Political Science
This review of research and development initiatives intended to help disabled people get (or stay in) work, takes views of disabled people as a yardstick by which to assess good practice. It pinpoints gaps in existing research, and highlights the varying requirements of disabled people, employers and service providers as users of research.
There are moments in everyone's degree when you are expected to do something unfamiliar and daunting - present a seminar, go on a fieldtrip, create a wiki page, lead a lab team - and how to do it or what to expect is unclear. Studying at university requires a different approach from studying at school and this book explains this transition. Packed with practical hints, study tips, short cuts, real-life examples and careers advice, this book will prove invaluable throughout your geography, earth science or environmental science degree. Designed for all geography, earth science and environmental science students, this book provides guidance on: time management and effective research constructing essays and creating arguments giving presentations confidently undertaking fieldwork and laboratory work avoiding plagiarism and citing references correctly using e-technologies such as blogs and your university's VLE online assessment and peer feedback. This guide also explains the role of the academic and how it differs from that of a school teacher, and prepares you for the world of work by showing how the skills you learn at university today can be used in your career choice of tomorrow.