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GCSE Geography revision: an action research project

Puttick, Steven (2013) GCSE Geography revision: an action research project. Teaching Geography, 38 (1). pp. 26-27. ISSN 0305-8018

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Abstract

Geography education has been criticised for concentrating on ‘what works’, ignoring critical questions about theory (Firth and Morgan, 2010). Developing more effective revision strategies that worked was the aim of the action research project described here. It was guided by the question: what types of revision strategies are most effective for GCSE geography students? In some ways, the research might be judged a success: several new strategies were implemented, with evidence of whole-school dissemination, and GCSE grades improved. However, of greater significance were the critical questions provoked by the research journey. Action research is often associated with a view that research that produces nothing but books is inadequate (Lewin, 1946). What about revision that produces nothing but better grades?

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: School geography, Revision, GCSE
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: School of Teacher Development
Depositing User: Dr Steven Puttick
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2016 16:40
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2016 16:40
URI: http://researchonline.bishopg.ac.uk/id/eprint/71

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