Tuesday, 11 June 2013

SAGT Conference 2013


One of my favourite CPD events of the year is the SAGT conference. 

It's a one day conference held on a Saturday. I've been speaking there since 2005, when my public speaking was in its infancy and rare...
This year's theme is below:
My seminar is going to be on the Scottish Highlands.


Peak Practice – Exploring Scotland’s Upland Landscapes
This presentation will make use of EDINA's Digimap for Schools service. A new resource will be created for the conference and as always, there will plenty of ideas, and a sprinkling of technology.


‘For anyone that likes wild and beautiful scenery there is nothing in Britain to equal the grandeur of the Bens and glens of Scotland, and those peaks that frown upon the western seas have an elevation and individuality that makes every climber anxious to explore them’
(Poucher 1964)

Mountains are an important part of Scotland’s national identity. The 282 peaks in Munro’s list, and those that didn’t make it, have inspired generations of artists, writers and tourists. Mountains feature in the Geography curriculum at all levels. This session will provide a range of approaches for exploring, explaining, interpreting, and teaching enquiry
based lessons about Scottish mountain landscapes.
Mountains are features of the physical environment, but they are inevitably influenced by human decisions. The Cairngorm Funicular, GeoPark designations, new National Trails, growth of fieldsports and the speculative listing of the Cuillin Hills for sale are just a few of many possible contexts for learning.

‘There’ll be ideas Bheag and small - remember to keep Sgurr of how many. We’ll be on just before or after the mid-day Mheall.
If you’re ready, then Buachaille up. Hopefully you Cárn keep up. I’ll Stob if you can’t, and there’ll be no Bheinn diagrams...

It will leave you wanting Mhor...

Hope to see some of you there...

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