Another successful Fawcett Fellowship
Unique scheme for teacher sabbaticals
On 4 December, the latest Fawcett Fellow, Dr Peter Stiff, from The Haberdashers’ Aske’s School, Elstree, presented a seminar on the results of the term he has spent in the UCL Geography department.
Around 40 mid career geography teachers have already benefited from the Fellowships since they began in 1984, established at UCL by Edith Fawcett, in memory of her father, Professor CB Fawcett, Head of the department between 1928 and 1949. As on all similar occasions in the past, Miss Fawcett attended the seminar, with a number of UCL colleagues who had worked with Peter during the term.
He reviewed the various ways in which his time had been used at UCL, to support both his own teaching and his work as a senior examiner for the OCR A Level Board. These included participating in first year lectures and tutorials, consulting UCL staff about resources for new A Level specifications, and upgrading his knowledge about current geopolitics and the origins and contemporary nature of suburbs. Two articles for ‘Geography Review’ are planned on the last theme. On 7 December, Peter also lead a UCL staff discussion about current developments in A Level geography teach-in and examinations.