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Disciplinary Knowledge in Geography

This INSET explores what the term ‘disciplinary knowledge’ means within geography, and (more significantly) what it means in the context of your classroom. With practical, tangible advice, this will be the most useful geography course you can find.

  • Practical and engaging
  • Breaks down abstract ideas into teachable categories
  • Fully in line with the 2019 Framework and current Ofsted thinking

About this INSET

‘Disciplinary knowledge’ in geography is not just another way to talk about fieldwork, or geography skills. The relatively new term includes what we may previously have called ‘geographical enquiry’ but goes further. Broadly speaking, it answers the question: What does it mean to work like a geographer?

This INSET will:

  • Break down geography ‘disciplinary knowledge’ into clear categories
  • Provide you with practical and engaging approaches for teaching these
  • Unpick the confusion around related concepts like ‘enquiry’, ‘fieldwork’ and ‘skills’
  • Reduce your anxiety about this abstract concept!


  • Headteachers and SLT
  • Geography leaders / humanities leads
  • EYFS, KS1, KS2

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