The title for the blog Geosrilanka comes from the fact that I lived and worked in Colombo for nearly 7 years, and came to really love the country and its people. To begin with I wrote case studies focussed on geographical issues in a developing country: Sri Lanka. However, I am going to be branching out to include items on South Asia more generally.
Up until recently South Asia has been a neglected are for study; but, it is a rich area for study geographically and, just as importantly, offers new material for students. As a teacher I was always on the lookout to get away from the same old examples everyone uses…which is why I set up this blog. I hope you find the case studies useful.
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Apart from Geosrilanka I write mainly for for GeoFactsheets.. However, I have also published in The Geographical Review, and Geofile Online.
Before that I was Head of Geography at The Sixth Form College Colchester and then was based at Colombo International School as HOD and Head of Secondary School. In the past I have been an A level examiner for OCR, AQA and also an examiner for IB diploma geography.
Sri Lanka is a great place to undertake fieldwork for A level geography..most places are accessible and value for money; plus for students it can be the trip of a lifetime because with careful planning they get to experience what regular tourists never can:
If you are interested click on the live link above to find out more..
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What would be interesting to know is how people are using the case studies..are students being referred to the site? are teachers using them in class or as research and prep for lessons?
The blogs are very much summaries of often large numbers of links, websites etc. If anyone wants to know more, wants help with resources, especially with Sri Lanka in mind, then I would be happy to respond.
There is an opportunity to comment so do send comments in and I will put them up.
Has Colombo solved its garbage problem
China’s expanding influence in South Asia