International Training for High School Geography Teachers

Programme Outline
Course Dates: March 21-28, 2020

New Delhi Component

One Day orientation programme for the Teachers will be organized by the LIGHTS and Geography and You in New Delhi. Ms Sulagna Chattopadhyay, Founder Editor, Geography and You magazine will chair the Orientation Programme followed by brief lectures on

  • Status of geography in Indian schools and,
  • Teaching aids in geography.

The orientation programme will be held on March 21, 2020 (Saturday) at LIGHTS headquarters, 504, Bhikaji Cama Bhawan, RK Puram, New Delhi.

London Component

The five-day course for Indian high school geography teachers at the Royal Geographical Society, conducted by Dr Steve Bruce,
Head of Education, will consist of the following programme:

  • An introduction to the UK education system and school geography—its curriculum and examination courses;
  • Exploration of different approaches to geography teaching and geographical subject knowledge in India and the UK;
  • Meeting with UK geography teachers and geographical experts;
  • A private tour of the Royal Geographical Society’s historic collection of maps, archives, artefacts and other geographical materials;
  • Geographical fieldwork using a range of techniques and training;
  • Training on the use of Esri ArcGIS (digital mapping) for schools; and
  • The opportunity to contribute to a resource to be developed by the Royal Geographical
  • Society based on Indian teachers’ perceptions of India and the UK.

The week long course will be held at ‘the home of geography’ the Royal Geographical Society’s Head Quarters at 1, Kensington Gore, London. This is a Pilot International Training Course for only 10-15 teachers selected on the first come first served basis.
 

Eligibility:

  • The teacher must be a Senior Secondary Teacher (PGT)
  • Must hold a degree in Geography
  • Must have excellent communication skills in English

For more details you can download the brochure given below:

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