Summary of recent work
The drop-down menu accounts for phases of Angus Willson’s career. It starts with publications from throughout and, then, through the headings of education, teaching, Channel tunnel, video production, citizenship, geography, global dimension, and ICT. Two recent but completed projects include communities and Colliers Green Focus.
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The GA is the membership organisation for geography teachers and ITE tutors in England and Wales. In addition to staff based in Sheffield, Angus Willson is one of a number of teacher consultants working in a variety of different roles.
With the RGS-IBG, the GA coordinated an Action Plan for Geography (APG) funded by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF).
The APG website includes an online CPD unit prepared by Angus Willson based on the sustainable communities project called Places People Want. See
www.geographyteachingtoday.org.uk/online-cpd/course/places-people-want/ [opens in a new window]
The DCSF funded CfBT Education Trust, QCA, and the Geographical Association to provide support and guidance on the new secondary curriculum. Angus Willson had a role as regional subject adviser (London) and it included a round of regional conferences and web-resources (now archived). The second phase offered support to existing local teacher networks. A third phase involved a further series of regional conferences on key stage 3 curriculum-making run with a mix of other subject associations.
Places people want
With funding from the Academy for Sustainable Communities (now the Skills and Knowledge team of the Housing and Communities Agency), Angus Willson was leader of a GA Living Geography project with teachers looking at aspects of settlement.
Diploma Support Programme
On behalf of the GA, Angus Willson has written three CPD units to support subject specialist teachers involved in the new Diploma courses. They were intended for the Diploma Support Programme website www.diploma-support.org [opens in a new window]. The fourth-tranche of diplomas including ‘Humanities and Social Sciences’ has now been scrapped.
For the Trades Union Congress and teaching unions NUT and ATL, the Play Fair campaign required educational resources for the 9-13 age group. The initial phase was facilitating two day-long teachers’ workshops to explore the learning potential of the context based on a set of background papers on ethical trade and human rights in global supply chgains – especially working conditions in sportswear production. Following the teachers’ input Angus compiled a 32-page set of learning activities with a curriculum focus on interdependence, human rights and the global dimension.
PlayFair 2012 website “Campaigning for a sweat free Olympics”
GeoWeb.tv is an online video archive containing film clips and linked teaching resources for a range of geography topics. On behalf of the Geographical Association Angus reviewed a series of clips and suggested the parameters for their use within classroom lesson-sequences. GA members will have reliable access to a steadily expanding library of high quality video. The collection is curated by the GA and facilitated by Pumpkin Interactive.
See www.geoweb.tv [opens in a new tab]
Colliers Green Focus
This was a four-year project funded by Colliers International and managed by Kallaway and NaturesBase.
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