I43 - All Around Me

Exploring Geography in the curriculum.

‘All Around Me’ is about having children notice, know and understand the world in which they live. To this purpose, our course is about educational approaches to cultivating a greater understanding of the world for the children, from the natural environment of the lakes, mountains & rivers, to the built environment of buildings, roads & fields. Children need to discover, know about and appreciate the world around them, their relationship to it and how they should look after it as present guardians, to pass it to future generations. As teachers, our mission is to guide them to this well of knowledge & fountain of wisdom. This course supports the mission!

In this self-paced on-line course participants will learn to approach geography with children as fundamentally a sense of the world around us – a local perspective radiating outwards towards a global view. They will engage with the approaches and methodologies necessary to explore with children, that human & natural world that surrounds them which in turn should foster a natural instinct in children towards environmental awareness, care and preservation.

The on-line format of the course enables you to study when and where you want to learn. Content is divided into 5 modules which you can complete in any order at any time.
Participants are encouraged to interact with one another using the communication tools (forum, chat, e-mail) provided by the CPD College learning system. Active facilitation throughout the course provides expert interaction, guidance and feedback for all participants. Assignments and questions which call for critical reflection, self-analysis and a reasoned response punctuate this highly interactive web based course.
On completion of this course each participant can download their CPD record and Certificate of completion. The Certificate of completion demonstrates your achievement in completing this professional development course.

Learning outcomes

Through engagement with the course content and through the sharing of successful teaching approaches within the discussion forum, the knowledge and insights gained by participants will inform their approaches to geography in the coming year.


01 - Participants will have a greater understanding of how important it is to foster a sense of the world around us for children – starting local and going global.
02 - Participants will acquire a variety of approaches and methodologies for exploring the world around us with children.
03 - Participants will be given a perspective of what constitutes our human environment. 
04 - Participants will be given a perspective on what constitutes our natural environment – exploring, describing, explaining and recording the natural features of the earth.
05 - Fostering environmental care and awareness – instilling in children an informed concern for our environment.

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Enrolments are still open for our Autumn/ WInter courses 2017/ 2018.

Enrolments have now closed for summer 2017.

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CPD College, Enniscorthy Enterprise & Tech. Centre,
Milehouse Road, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, Ireland