Changing Place: Professor Richard Phillips to talk about new A level Human Geography content at GA event.

Professor Richard Phillips will be giving an overview of the changes to A level geography around the new human geography ‘Changing Place’ content at Sheffield Hallam University on Thursday 9th June. This will be of particular interest to teachers who have not previously taught elements of the new content, or those who have not previously studied social and cultural geography at university.

The event will also include an updates from Dr Martin Evans (University of Manchester) on the new Physical Geography content with case studies on the Carbon Cycle.

Professor Richard Phillips is part of a group of academic geographers leading the national A-Level Curriculum Advisory Board (ALCAB) for Geography. ALCAB’s redevelopment of the curriculum seeks to bridge the gap between school and higher education, making school geography more closely aligned with the research that is shaping the discipline taught at University. Richard’s involvement in the new A level curriculum was motivated by the opportunity to introduce an understanding of social identity and difference, representation and practice, as well as the changing landscapes in which we live.

Richard has also written an introduction for teachers to some of the key content, concepts and geographical theories within the changing place strand of the new A Levels. The paper can be downloaded, as part of an RGS suite of materials from their website.

There is also a whole range of similar briefings relevant to other areas of the curriculum from GIS to field work.

Venue: Peak Lecture Theatre, 527 Owen Building, City Campus, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, S1 1WB.
Places: £3 on the door | RGS-IBG and Sheffield GA members and university staff and students free.