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Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Checking in, checking out...

Categories: Industry, Geography General
Haven't blogged the last couple of days, I am feeling the pace of this term myself, and looking forward to the couple of days extra after the weekend (bit of snow would be nice). s4 have the prelim tomorrow, and hopefully the good past papers handed in over the past couple of days have helped calm some of the nerves. Higher have the prelim the Wednesday we come back. Supported study was strangely unsatisfying tonight, I had planned to have it as an open session for past paper revision with my role as guide if you should encounter any problems. We ended up doing half of the session as a rural land resources tutorial, which I felt was a little repetitious, but hopefully it has helped some of you.
It was good to get Higher back to a little independent work today. We started off with a look at some top 150 companies, and I then got you to sort these into groups. Most of you correctly identified the four types of Industry, but it was good to see some discussion about some more ambiguous examples-e.g is Glaxo Smithkline secondary (manufacturing) or Quaternary (research and development)? We then spent the remainder of the double period with a map of Glasgow and six potential industrial developments, ranging from a McDonalds franchise to a Vauxhall car plant. I asked you to think of the locational requirements for each and then identify an area of the map which would meet these. We then put the results on to the Wiki. Some excellent work, but some of you will need to redirect your pages. If you log on and look at your pair number you might think your work has been lost. Click on Show All Pages and you'll see your work, simply link it back to your pair area.
Tomorrow, I will be trying to finalise s2's project work, showing the impacts of an ageing population to s3, and spending some time in the rainforest with s1.Have a nice mid term.


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