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draw to teach engagingly. Biddulph (2011, p. 50) sees a clear role for school pupils, where they ‘share in democratic ways, both their own and their owned knowledges as well as disciplinary knowledge’, drawn out through creative teaching processes. She sees curriculum making as a ‘conversation’ between pupils and teachers and sets it in the context of participatory engagement in curriculum and learning for children and teachers (Hopwood, 2007, 2012). Curriculum making draws on ‘living geography’ (Mitchell, 2009), which emphasises the teaching of geography to bring it ‘alive’ for pupils. The key principles of living geography are: