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About Arthur Kelly

I started teaching in the days before there was a National Curriculum. I was on the Senior Leadership Team of a large Primary School in the North West of England and began working with trainee teachers then.

My first degree is in Geography, and my subsequent Masters study is about how children learn about the world. In essence it is about Geography too. When I was in primary school teacher I became fascinated by how we learn to become teachers, and that this became interested in teacher training or development. I moved into higher dictation, and began working on undergraduate and postgraduate routes into teaching. I also began my research interests, particularly into children’s Geographies, what they think of the world and how that compares to what (some) adults think of the world. My interest continues to this day through my work with the Geographical Association, and of course the teachers of young children.

 

Arthur contributes to a range of roles with the Geographical Association (https://www.geography.org.uk/) including being a member of the Editorial Board of the National Journal Primary Geography (https://www.geography.org.uk/Journals/Primary-Geography) and a Moderator for the Primary Geography Quality Mark (https://www.geography.org.uk/The-Primary-Geography-Quality-Mark-PGQM).

Teaching

Arthur teaches on undergraduate and postgraduate routes into teaching. Here he uses his considerable expertise to contribute and enhance courses on primary professionalism. He also contributes to and enhances courses on primary geography and the role of Children’s Geographies in school. Arthur also contributes to Mentor development courses with our Partnership Schools.

Research

Papers presented at Conference:

 

Geographical Association Annual Conference 2010 Manchester – Presented paper

 

Charney Manor Primary Geography Conference 2010 – Presented paper

 

Charney Manor Primary Geography Conference  2011  – Presented paper

 

Geographical Association Annual Conference 2011  Guildford – Presented two papers, Chaired Sessions

 

Geographical Association Annual Conference 2012  Manchester – Presented two papers

 

Geographical Association Annual Conference 2013  Derby– Presented Research Paper, facilitated workshop, chaired sessions

 

Geographical Association Annual Conference 2015  Manchester– Presented Research Paper

Published Work

Article:  South Africa 2010  Primary Geographer GA: Sheffield Spring 2010

 

Article: Listening to the landscape in Teach Primary magazine vol4.4 Spring 2010

 

Editor Autumn 2011 Edition of Primary Geography – Extreme Geography

Article: in Teach Primary magazine vol6.2 Spring 2012

 

Geography Enhancing Science  in Kelly L and Stead D (Eds) (2013)  Enhancing Primary Science: Developing Effective Cross Curricular Links – OUP

 

Editor  Autumn 2013 Edition of Primary Geography – Knowing Geography

 

Article:  Start Gallery: The Americas  Primary Geographer GA: Sheffield Spring 2015

 

Article:  Smooth Transitions  Primary Geographer GA: Sheffield Autumn 2015

Editorial :    Primary Geographer GA: Sheffield Autumn 2016

 

Geography and Music: A Creative Harmony in Scoffham S Ed (2ed)  (2017) Teaching Geography Creatively  Routledge

 

Article: Mastery or Wonder? (2017) Primary Geographer GA: Sheffield Spring 2017

 

Pending: Editorship Primary Geography (Spring 2019)  GA: Sheffield

 

Pending: Start Gallery: At least 30 ways… (2019)  Primary Geographer GA: Sheffield Autumn 2019

Qualifications

1995-1996 M.Ed. (With Distinction)

Department of Education

University of Liverpool

 

1993-1994 C.A.S.E.

Faculty of Education, University of Liverpool

 

1986-1987 P.G.C.E. (With Distinction)

Institute of Education, University of Hull

 

1981-1984 B.A. (Hons) IIi Geography