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23LC 09 005 - Geography Literacy Series


Webinar 1: Strategies to Improve Geographical Writing – Junior Cycle
This webinar will cover practical strategies to improve our students' geographic writing abilities at Junior
Cycle. The ideology behind this will be to improve geographic writing at JC level as this should provide a
solid foundation & translate to Senior Cycle.

Webinar 2: Strategies to Improve Geographical Writing – Senior Cycle
Academic studies suggest that feedback has the potential to double the impact of learning.

Webinar 3: ‘How to Read Like a Geographer’ - Strategies to Improve Reading in the Geography Classroom
The act of reading is extremely complex but because it is processed by our brains in a millisecond, we
sometimes take it for granted as a simple act. Reading fluency is foundational for successful teaching
across all subjects. However, ‘reading like a geographer’ poses significant problems for our students. When
reading geographic informative text, we must consider what vocabulary and background knowledge a
students will need to access the text. Additionally, students need to be able to apply an analytical
perspective to the text. This means that they need to look at the subject from a range of viewpoints;
political, environmental, social & economic. Furthermore, students will also need to be able to seek out
trends and patterns with these viewpoints in mind.
This webinar will provide teachers with practical strategies to help students understand a wide range of
geographic texts with technical vocabulary & high density of facts by guiding them to identify patterns &
structures of the text.

Tutor Lee O'Donnell

Lee O’Donnell is a teacher of Geography & History at Woodbrook College in Wicklow. He is the Author of ‘The Natural World’ LC Geography book with Edco. Geography/History Methodology Lecturer at University College
Dublin. LC History content creator for Exam Revision. Host of the Leaving Certificate revision podcast ‘Skin in the Game’.Additionally, he holds an Assistant Principal II post in his school.



Course Details

Course Date 19-09-2023 7:00 pm
Course End Date 03-10-2023 8:00 pm
Cut off date 19-09-2023 12:00 pm
Registration fee / cost Free
Speaker Lee O'Donnell
Number Hours 3
Location Online
Categories Post Primary