New Geography Syllabus 7-10

17 July 2017

Lorraine Chaffer explains why she is passionate about teaching Geography and how to best implement the new syllabus.

There is an exciting future out there are we are doing good things in the right direction… we need to think about the inquiry approach that is now a main feature of this new syllabus…. The focus is to get students questioning and to make inquiry the basis of their learning…. When you look at the syllabus it’s easy to think that it’s a linear process… but we could be doing any part of that inquiry in any one lesson and as a result… questions may arise that lead us to another inquiry… 

Reflecting is really important…. There is so much out there that we can choose … we should try for a really good balance of breadth and depth … go back to the topic focus and rethink what you’re doing in-depth and have you got the depth in the right places?

Lorraine Chaffer

Note for listeners: This episode was originally recorded for the JPL Podcast, hence the references to the JPL Podcast throughout.