Scottish Association of Geography Teachers Conference - Coatbridge


Teaching the Census through GIS

Associated GLOW workbook (module 28)

Course Outline

Cecilia Macintyre (National Records of Scotland) and Tom Macintyre (University of Edinburgh) give a presentation to the Scottish Association of Geography Teachers (SAGT) Conference on  ‘Teaching the Census through GIS in Scotland' .

The presentation introduced a resource which contains a series of 8 lessons (complete with a scheme of work and downloadable resources) providing the opportunity for students to explore the 2011 Census whilst exploring a substantive problem – that of health inequalities – and learning a range of important quantitative skills, including the use of GIS. The original resource was created by Paul Turner and Dr Adam Dennett, who were supported by an Innovative Geography Teaching Grant from the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). This resource was recently adapted to be suitable for use with the Scottish curriculum.