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Geography PGCE fieldwork opportunities

Trainee teachers studying on the (Secondary) Geography PGCE recently went to London to look at opportunities for fieldwork, which included a visit to the Kings Cross development and the Royal Geographical Society to see how they can support early career teachers and trainee teachers in their profession.

The King’s Cross redevelopment is a great example for GCSE and A’ level fieldwork, it is a privately funded regeneration scheme that has attracted high-tech industries such as Google and YouTube, science industry such as the Welcome Trust and Astra Zeneca as well as support more creative industry, Central St Martins here.  This is a perfect example of developing a sense of place in geography or assessing regeneration to support a sustainable community.

The Royal Geographical Society (RGS) offers a wide range of resources to support trainee geography teachers and CPD courses that support teachers’ continual professional development throughout their careers.  Trainees were introduced to the resources available to support their teaching in the classroom and discussed current research projects such as a Geography for all project which is researching into reasons why students take geography GSCE and A’ level and the courses that they offer to support teachers throughout their careers to support subject knowledge engagement, development, and support.

One of the trainee teachers said:

“I had a fun day out with the team! It was great to get some ideas for urban development fieldwork and know that the RGS offers so much support”.

Find out more about studying (Secondary) Geography PGCE on the university website.

Christina Camm • February 14, 2023

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