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Digan, Sarah – Geographical Education, 2019
Digital technologies such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can be innovative tools for learning when used in purposeful ways and embedded in sound pedagogical frameworks. The predominant skills stimulated through the use of GIS are querying, collecting, analysing and manipulating spatial data. In recent years, the financial, technological…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Computer Software, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Caldis, Susan; Kleeman, Grant – Geographical Education, 2019
One of the questions being asked in schools is the extent to which Geography can be considered a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) subject. While such a question might be driven by those strategic opportunists seeking to elevate the status of the subject within the school's curriculum, or as a means of leveraging an increase…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, STEM Education, Educational Objectives, Definitions
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Caldis, Susan; Kleeman, Grant – Geographical Education, 2019
This paper forms part of the response by the Australian Geography Teachers Association (AGTA) to two school education related recommendations put forward in "Geography: Shaping Australia's Future" (National Committee for Geographical Sciences, 2018). The recommendations are: The National Committee for Geographical Sciences and AGTA write…
Descriptors: Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Certification, Geography Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Maude, Alaric; Caldis, Susan – Geographical Education, 2019
The article outlines ways that teachers could use the content in Biomes and Food Security unit in the Australian curriculum, and its state and territory versions, to encourage their students to engage with higher order thinking. It first briefly discusses how to describe and classify higher-order thinking and argues that concepts are central to…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Units of Study
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Robertson, Margaret; Maude, Alaric; Kriewaldt, Jeana – Geographical Education, 2019
New technologies are changing the ways that children navigate, find places, make and use maps, and explore the world. This is the geospatial revolution. Children live in a world of rapid technological innovation bringing new opportunities for cognitive development in school geography. Geography learning is an important component of primary school…
Descriptors: Map Skills, Spatial Ability, Elementary School Students, Children
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Lane, Rod; Caldis, Susan – Geographical Education, 2018
This paper describes the results of an action research project undertaken as a partnership between Macquarie University and Geography teachers from an independent school in regional New South Wales (NSW), Australia. The project focused on the teaching of river landforms and processes, a component of the Biophysical Interactions topic in the NSW…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Action Research, Participatory Research, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Solem, Michael; Stoltman, Joseph; Lane, Rod; Bourke, Terri; Chang, Chew Hung; Viehrig, Kathrin – Geographical Education, 2018
Since 2016 an international research process has been underway to design and develop an international geography assessment for implementation in lower secondary education settings. One of the crucial steps in this process is the development and validation of an assessment framework that models the content and cognitive dimensions of geography…
Descriptors: International Assessment, Educational Assessment, Geography Instruction, Test Construction
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Bijsterbosch, Erik – Geographical Education, 2018
Geography teachers' school-based (internal) examinations in pre-vocational geography education in the Netherlands appear to be in line with the findings in the literature, namely that teachers' assessment practices tend to focus on the recall of knowledge. These practices are strongly influenced by national (external) examinations. This paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Effectiveness, National Competency Tests, Geography Instruction
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Chang, Chew Hung; Seow, Tricia – Geographical Education, 2018
The word "test" comes to mind when a person, who is unacquainted with education discourses, reads about assessment issues. Beyond issues of reliability and validity in designing measurement constructs, assessment for school geography must result in better geographical learning. In other words, there must be "consequential…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Student Evaluation, Skill Development, Test Validity
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Carey, Rachel; Sheridan, Jen – Geographical Education, 2017
Australia's major state capitals are surrounded by highly productive food bowls, which are an important source of fresh foods for their growing populations. These food producing biomes are a rich resource for investigating key themes related to Biomes and food security, one of two Year 9 units of study in the Australian Curriculum: Geography. This…
Descriptors: Food, Security (Psychology), Units of Study, Secondary School Students
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Lambert, David; Solem, Michael – Geographical Education, 2017
This paper arises from the Keynote we co-delivered at the 2017 AGTA Conference in Melbourne. In the paper, we outline the main theoretical resources that underpin the GeoCapabilities project (www.geocapabilities.org). This project has sought to engage teachers and teacher educators in geography with the principles of "curriculum…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Teacher Effectiveness, Foreign Countries
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van Tol, Jason – Geographical Education, 2017
This article explores the role that corporations can play in the creation or failure of a sustainable society. A review of the concept of sustainability in the Australian Curriculum: Geography is made and then linked to a comparison of the legal framework guiding business activities of traditional corporations and those of B Corporations, which…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Geography Instruction, Business Education, Sustainable Development
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Preston, Lou – Geographical Education, 2016
Fieldwork is viewed as integral to geography teaching and acclaimed benefits often include holistic, student-driven learning, where all the senses are engaged and the impacts are more than cognitive. While these benefits are often assumed, in this paper, I argue that geography fieldwork in schools is often teacher-led and focused on the…
Descriptors: Geography, Teaching Methods, Qualitative Research, Journal Writing
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Hutchinson, Nick – Geographical Education, 2016
This article examines various meanings of the term landscape. It advocates a deep engagement with the concept to enable high school students to carry out a range of thought-provoking geographical inquiries. Each aspect of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority's definition of landscape, shown below, is examined by reference…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Geography Instruction, Geographic Regions
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Bermingham, Aaron – Geographical Education, 2016
This study analysed the extent to which student-led inquiry is supported by fieldwork booklet design. Roberts' (2003) framework for learning through inquiry was used as lens for analysing the presence of student-led inquiry in the design of nine fieldwork booklets. Observations of teaching practice from two fieldwork activities were also analysed…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Inquiry, Active Learning, Field Studies
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