“We all live our lives geographically. Planet Earth is our home. It is awesome, diverse, inspiring and ever changing. Studying geography invites us to participate more fully in the excitement, enjoyment and challenge of this dynamic world. It draws on personal experience, to help us better understand the places we live in, why they matter and how they are connected to a globalised world. Geography draws from across the physical, cultural, economic and political spheres to illuminate key issues for the present and the future, explored at all scales from the personal to the local and the global. Through geography we learn to appreciate the diversity of landscapes, people and cultures. Geography is therefore a vital subject resource for 21st century global citizens, enabling us to face questions of what it means to live sustainably in an interdependent world. Geography helps us investigate and to think critically and creatively about the complexities of places, and different views and feelings relating to places. Geography is studied through enquiry, this requires the formulation of effective questions. Fieldwork and outdoor education are essential to geography. The subject helps develop significant elements of the skills framework, with a strong emphasis on utilising maps and visual images as well as new technologies including Geographical Information. These transferable geographical skills help to equip us for lifelong learning as responsible global citizens.”
Geographical Association (2007)
At Peponi School, the Geography Department is vibrant and dynamic. Students are encouraged to explore the subject in various ways.
The Geography programme of study provides opportunities to plan sequences of work, learning outcomes and teaching approaches that aim to develop:
In order to fulfil these goals, the department aims to do the following:
Geography emphasises interconnectedness helping pupils to understand global presence in a variety of localities. Globalisation is a process that affects us all. Geography helps pupils to analyse globalisation and to develop an understanding of its various manifestations and impacts.
Some of the topics covered in Geography include:-
Teachers of Geography:
Ms. E. Litoro
Mr. J.C. Ogodo
Ms. S. Meruh