It was a real honour to present my first ever research paper at the 2013 Geographical Association conference in Derby. I was expecting the usual 15 to 20 people for a research presentation and was staggered to see the room getting progressively more crowded until people were bringing in chairs from the room next door! I think the impressive delegate attendance reflects an interest in the continent of Africa and a keenness to see progression in geographical understanding.
Please click on the links to download a copy of the presentation PDF or PowerPoint. Alternatively you can view in on the embedded slideshare presentation below. You are also welcome to download a copy of the lesson resources I used to help students develop their geographical understanding. Lesson 1; Lesson 2; Lesson 3.
I really do welcome your comments and suggestions on how to move this research forward. I would be interested in developing some curriculum resources to help challenge the misconceptions I discovered.