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What are the benefits of using video as a teaching tool for Geography?

by Kate Conway on October 15, 2015

 
Stimulate interest

Video can stimulate interest, particularly important in geographical enquiry, creating the “need to know”. Our films provide inspirational case study material across a range of geographical issues and themes, from tectonics and climate change, to development issues and tropical storms.
 
“The tectonics series is superb.”
Mark Ollis, Head of Geography, St Bees School
 
The virtual fieldtrip

Video can take students on virtual fieldtrips to landscapes, which they may otherwise be unable to visit. Filmed around the world and with titles ranging from our series on hazards - filmed in Haiti, Montserrat and Iceland, to our titles on globalisation – filmed in Bangladesh and India – our films deliver excellent context for enhancing students’ locational and place knowledge.
 
Improve understanding of complex ideas

Video enables complex ideas to be illustrated through the use of animation and voiceover. For example, Pumpkin’s resources on coasts, rivers and glaciation use a combination of aerials, graphics and expert interviews to help explain key theories so deepening students’ conceptual understanding.
 
“Pumpkin’s physical geography resources fill a massive gap in the market. The glaciation title is absolutely spot on, not dumbed down and it covers everything we need.”
Jim Gardner, Head of Geography, Dame Allan’s School
 
Expose students to a variety of perspectives

Video can also provide an opportunity to engage students with potentially dry subject matter. A variety of faces and voices can be introduced into the classroom to give a range of perspectives and keep interest, for example when discussing energy futures or migration to the UK.
 
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