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Law, Mick – Geographical Education, 2022
Teachers of geography have an intuitive sense that geospatial technologies are useful additions to their classrooms but the academic literature supporting this intuition is not substantial. This article summarises the documented benefits of geospatial technologies for geography teachers and students. Implementation of geospatial technologies in…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Geography Instruction, Technological Literacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Kriewaldt, Jeana; Lee, Shu Jun – Geographical Education, 2022
This article reports on out-of-field (OOF) geography teaching in Australia. Participants were 298 teachers who responded to a national survey in late 2019. Findings indicate that OOF teaching remains prevalent in Australian geography classrooms which affects students' experience of learning geography. It also reports on the effects of policies in…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Certification, Foreign Countries
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Parnis, Kimberley; Hendry, Adam L. – Geographical Education, 2021
Parramatta Marist High School is a school in Western Sydney, New South Wales, that has over 14 years of experience in project-based learning in Stages 4 and 5 (Years 7-10). Over this period, projects have been constantly developed, redeveloped and improved by teachers based on their experience and feedback from their colleagues and their students.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, STEM Education, High School Students, Student Projects
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Caldis, Susan; Kleeman, Grant – Geographical Education, 2021
In 2018, the National Committee for Geographical Sciences released "Geography: Shaping Australia's Future: a strategic plan for the discipline of geography." Throughout the strategic plan, the contribution of geographical understanding and research to Australia's environmental, economic, and social wellbeing is made clear, and a series…
Descriptors: Geography, STEM Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
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Selway, Kate – Geographical Education, 2021
In the Australian school curriculum, geography is housed within the humanities and social sciences. This classification affects the content within the curriculum, the backgrounds of teachers and their professional development opportunities, and also the expectations and subject choices of students. As an earth scientist working in the Australian…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Geography, Earth Science, Foreign Countries
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Salter, Peta; Maxwell, Jacinta – Geographical Education, 2020
The three-dimensional design of the Australian Curriculum includes the cross-curriculum priorities (CCPs), learning areas and general capabilities (GCs). Geography teachers are uniquely positioned to address the CCPs through the subject's disciplinary focus on interrelationships between physical features of the earth with individual, social and…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, National Curriculum, Intellectual Disciplines, Elementary Secondary Education
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Hutchinson, Nick – Geographical Education, 2020
Knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures presents opportunities for geography students to learn about holistic belief systems that are spiritually and intellectually connected to the land, sea, sky and waterways. One means that geographers use to examine these connections is through the notion of relational space.…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Pacific Islanders, Geography Instruction, Beliefs
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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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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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Lane, Rod; Coutts, Pamela – Geographical Education, 2015
Researchers in science education have for some time recognised the need for teachers to develop an awareness of students' common alternative conceptions--a key element of pedagogical content knowledge (PCK)--and use this knowledge to develop student understanding (Morrison & Lederman, 2003). Less attention, however, has been devoted to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Student Attitudes
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Maude, Alaric – Geographical Education, 2014
"Sustainability" is one of the seven major concepts in the geography curriculum. It is also one of the three cross-curriculum priorities in the Australian curriculum, together with Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures. This paper describes how the concept is explained…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Geography, Geography Instruction, National Curriculum
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Hutchinson, Nick – Geographical Education, 2013
The Australian Curriculum Cross-curriculum priorities and the Australian Curriculum: Geography both include the term "world views." The meaning of world views, the development of world views as part of the history of geographic thought, and the adoption world of views by teachers and students, affect the ways in which geography is taught…
Descriptors: World Views, Foreign Countries, Geography, History
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Lambert, David – Geographical Education, 2013
This paper is partly based on a lecture given at the AGTA conference in Perth in January 2013. It argues for a progressive subject based curriculum in which geography plays an essential part. This is based on an analysis of why and how subjects like geography, as part of the humanities, have been undermined and diminished in recent times. In a way…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Conferences (Gatherings), Curriculum Design
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