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For Teachers & Advisers

Geography Teachers' Conference

Durham University's Geograhy Department held a free conference for teachers on 4-5 July 2016. We will be another Georgaphy conference on 18-19th July 2017.

The 2016 conference sessions addressed selected aspects of the new curriculum, including:

  • the global interconnectivity of places (Changing Place, Changing Places)
  • the carbon cycle (Water Cycle, Carbon Cycle);
  • gender and the body (Changing Place, Changing Places);
  • glaciated landscapes (Landscape Systems);
  • the political geography of oceans and ocean governance (Global Systems and Global Governance);
    • the water cycle (Water Cycle, Carbon Cycle); and
    • urban climate resilience (Global Systems and Global Governance).

It enabled Geography teachers:

  • to meet and discuss the new curriculum with world-leading experts;
  • to gather resources for use in the classroom, including lesson plans and teaching materials; and
  • to network with other UK Geography teachers.

Speakers included: Professor Mike Crang, Dr Rachel Colls, Dr Charlotte Adams, Dr Andres Luque-Ayala, Professor Phil Steinberg, and Professor John Wainwright. Conference participants had a chance to network with postgraduate researchers and learn more about their research.

The 2017 conference will follow a very similar theme and we hope to have a programme finalised soon. You can now book your place here.