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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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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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Preston, Lou – Geographical Education, 2015
The idea for this paper emerged from a recent qualitative investigation which examined the ways in which six Australian primary teachers conceptualised geography and geography teaching (Preston, 2014b). A finding of this research was a strong correlation between the breadth of geographical understandings and the years of experience and age of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Place Based Education, Primary Education, Geography Instruction
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Childs, Iraphne R. W.; Berg, Kathryn – Geographical Education, 2015
The Australian Geography Competition (AGC) was established in 1995 by the Royal Geographical Society of Queensland (RGSQ) and the Australian Geography Teachers' Association to promote the study of geography in Australian secondary schools and to reward student excellence in geographical studies. Initially focusing on students at the lower…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography, Geography Instruction, Rewards
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Maude, Alaric – Geographical Education, 2015
The concept of powerful knowledge was introduced into educational debates nearly a decade ago by Michael Young, a British sociologist of education. Young describes powerful knowledge as knowledge that enables young people to go beyond the limits of their own experience; better explain and understand the world; think about alternative futures and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, National Curriculum, Knowledge Level
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Cowie, P. M. – Geographical Education, 1978
Geography textbooks are evaluated to determine the relationship between the subject matter of geography and the changing concerns of society. Suggests that teachers should deal openly with values, which are inherent in geography content and methods. Journal available from Business Manager, Geographical Education, Sydney Teachers College, P.O. Box…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices
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Smith, D. – Geographical Education, 1978
Examines how values are included in the geography curriculum as modes of conduct acceptable in a classroom, methodologies of the subject, canons for validity and truth of information, and as part of the hidden curriculum. Concludes that teachers are responsible for helping learners develop their own value positions. Journal availability: see SO…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Behavioral Science Research, Comparative Education, Educational Needs
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Hobbs, P. – Geographical Education, 1978
Suggests that geography be offered as part of the primary school curriculum. Outlines types of geographic concepts which are appropriate for primary school courses and suggests teaching techniques. Journal availability: see SO 507 226. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives
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Blachford, K. – Geographical Education, 1978
Examines various approaches to sequencing learning experiences in geography in elementary and secondary education. Emphasis is placed on sequences of learning based on logic, age, and learning readiness. Research on organizing learning sequences is assessed. Journal availability: see SO 507 226. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives
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Hall, Robin – Geographical Education, 1987
Analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of the 1984 Jackson Committee report, "The Australian Overseas Aid Program." Urges the use of the report in the classroom as a basis for discussing overseas aid policy, demonstrate the problematic nature of North-South relationships, and encourage students to become part of the overseas aid program…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Economic Development, Financial Support, Foreign Countries