"Geography is best learnt through the soles of one's feet"

Resources

 

the island geographer produces a range of classroom-ready resources on a variety of topics. Many of these are contextual to the local geography of the Isle of Wight, but they also cover core topics and skills for key stages 2-5.

 

CPD

 

the island geographer provides CPD sessions on GIS, fieldwork skills and outdoor learning techniques to cohorts of teachers across the South of England in their own school settings.  

 

Fieldwork

 

the island geographer works with schools visiting the Isle of Wight to bring the local geography there to life. Trips are balanced to suit the needs of the students and the curriculum areas their staff wish to cover.

 

ABOUT   the island geographer

Chloë Searl (BA Hons. PGCE, MEd, MSc, FRGS) is an independent field studies tutor, educational consultant, examiner and freelance geographer. She has written award-winning lesson resources for both the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) and the Geographical Association and produces a wide variety of free to download guides for TES Resources. She is particularly passionate about bringing innovative teaching and learning into fieldwork experiences. She is a member of the Geographical Association's Fieldwork and Outdoor Learning Special Interest Group and speaks regularly at events and conferences.

Chloë also has an up to date Outdoor First Aid Certificate.

CONTACT   the island geographer

Email:       chloe@theislandgeographer.co.uk

                  @theislandgeogr

the island geographer is based in Freshwater on the Isle of Wight.

 

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SERVICES  the island geographer

Resources

 

the island geographer produces a range of classroom-ready resources on a variety of topics. Many of these are contextual to the local geography of the Isle of Wight, but they also cover core topics and skills for key stages 2-5.

 

CPD

 

the island geographer provides CPD sessions on GIS, fieldwork skills and outdoor learning techniques to cohorts of teachers across the South of England in their own school settings.  

 

Fieldwork

 

the island geographer works with schools visiting the Isle of Wight to bring the local geography to life. Trips are tailor-made to suit the needs and abilities of the students and the curriculum areas their staff wish to cover.

 

Why the Isle of Wight?

The Isle of Wight is a unique place to study geography. In an area of less than 400 square kilometres, one can experience extensive coastlines, natural river regimes, historical villages, regenerated towns and traditional seaside resorts of yesteryear. There are areas of ancient woodland, shifting sand dunes, delicate salt marshes and pockets of dense built environments. The island attracts an estimated three million visitors a year and has an economy supported simultaneously by heritage tourism and fast-paced, modern engineering.

Regardless of your curriculum area or key stage, the island offers a wide range of case studies and real life examples to bring any geography lesson to life. For this reason, the island remains an ever popular destination for fieldwork and learning outside the classroom.

 

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