Sunday, 6 November 2016

Practical Pedagogies 2016 - Post 1 - Getting there...

I've already put up a few posts about the Practical Pedagogies event which took place in Toulouse for the first time last year, and was repeated this last few days. It's organised by Russel Tarr, who has spent an inordinate amount of time curating a huge event with over 100 workshops, and a keynote and closing session with Ewan McIntosh.
I was asked to present, and was delighted to share some of the work we do at King's Ely, and present on the Power of Geographical Imagination - scroll down for various links to my presentation, and let me know if you have further questions about that.

It was a long time coming, and was something to sustain me through the first half of the Autumn term - always a hectic time in school. The arrival of new specs for GCSE and 'A' level meant a lot of extra work. Flights were booked and hotels finalised, and presentation completed - a couple of day's work on that, and printing support materials and creating Dropbox for resource sharing.

I've been fortunate to travel widely in Europe over the last five or six years, and so it was good to be heading out of Stansted again - not so good to get up at 3.45am to get there in time for the flight to Toulouse. A crisp morning and slightly delayed departure as we got to the plane before the flight crew did - this was a new route that Ryan Air were flying, so it was not quite full, and had a good flight over listening to music and dozing...
We landed on schedule, and after passport control it was out into the sunshine of Toulouse....

To be continued....


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