2015 Meeting

Friday 5th June hosted by the International School Basel.

The venue is the Reinach campus - a map with the location can be found here. We will be in the room E.02 on the bottom floor. Participants should make their way in through the main entrance, sign in at reception and pick up a name badge. The reception staff will indicate where the room is located.

The closest train station is Basel Bahnhof SBB. You then take the number 11 tram from outside the train station, direction Aesch (south) until Reinacherhof. You will then find yourself outside the school. From the tram stop walk around to the front entrance as shown below. The journey from the train station takes 15 minutes and there are trams every 7 minutes.

If you are travelling by car there is a car park at the main entrance as shown below.

Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided, however participants will have to pay for their own lunches. We will eat in a local restaurant.

There will be the opportunity to go for a drink at the Reinacherhof Hotel across from the school once the sessions have finished for the day.

Please bring with you:

  • A wifi enabled laptop or tablet - if possible.
  • Examples of your IA and any fieldwork that you carry out with your students.


0900 - 0930 - Welcome coffee

0930 - 1000 - Session One - Welcome, Introductions and the Exam Papers... - The IS Basel Geography Team

1000 - 1200 - Session One - ESRI UK ArcGIS Online Workshop - Jason Sawle, GIS in Education Consultant, Esri UK

1200 - 1230 - Session Two - Trends and issues in Geography Extended Essays - John Cannings, Core Consultants

1230 - 1330 - Lunch

1330 - 1430 - Session Three - Fieldwork in Diploma Programme Geography – sharing ideas and experiences - Sean Coffey, IS Basel

1430 - 1530 - Session Four - A downstream study of the pro-glacial area of a glacier - Bob Sugden and Chris Koch, International School of Zug & Luzern