From 2013: We are on the M1, which takes us from the airport to Lilongwe, and then onto Dedza. It is Malawi’s main highway – and journeying along it helps to see a bigger picture. #Malawi #GeographyTeacher DTW_Education
06 May 2019 – This is an imported page from an old blog I kept during my travels to Malawi. Next month (June 2019) as part of this year’s Norwich-Dedza Partnership exchange, teachers from Malawi will be visiting the UK. So in celebration and preparation for that, I will be re-blogging the thoughts I made during my visit in 2013.
You can find an index of all the 2013 Malawi blog entries here. Zikomo!
“On the road!”
26th May 2013; Lilongwe, Malawi
Let’s play a game of ‘narrow your gaze’, if you will. Look forward through the windscreen of the bus and squint. What you will see is a very normal scene: a paved road, with impatient cars whizzing by our slow chugging minibus. Either side of the road, concrete lampposts stand tall, lining the edge like a regimented army platoon. Dancing in and out of them, on occasion…
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Kit Marie Rackley (they/she) is an award-winning ex high-school Geography teacher in the UK. Throughout that time and continuing today, Kit Marie provides teacher continuous professional development (CPD) and training, which previously included a role as Associate Tutor for the School of Education at the University of East Anglia.
Kit Marie has worked as an education consultant and project manager with climate and energy scientists, including researchers based at NOAA Boulder, Colorado and as an educator and trainer at the Exploratorium Museum in San Francisco, California, and is now freelance consultant with the UK’s Geographical Association and the National Association of School-Based Teacher Trainers (NASBTT). They are a published educational author, including works with National Geographic Kids and Diverse Educators.
Kit Marie is a strong and passionate advocate of youth voice and empowerment, decolonising the curriculum, and inclusive and intersectional education. Much of their work revolves around the climate crisis, focusing around framing it as a school safeguarding issue. Kit Marie runs an educational resource blog at Geogramblings.com, and is host and producer of the Coffee & Geography podcast.
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