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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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Caldis, Susan – Geographical Education, 2014
The Australian Geography Teachers Association (AGTA) represents the views of Australian geography teachers on educational matters. AGTA also seeks to improve the capacity of geography teachers to respond to a changing teaching and learning landscape. The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) is an independent authority…
Descriptors: Role, Professional Associations, Geography, Teacher Attitudes
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Grode, Edward A. – Geographical Education, 2000
Focuses on Perry School (Erie, Pennsylvania), the first geography theme-based elementary school in which everything is related to geography. Describes what students learn in each grade level and the expectations on what they should know. Reports on the creation of their geography learning lab. (CMK)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Elementary Education
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Stringer, W. N. – Geographical Education, 1976
Discusses the influence of teaching styles and curriculum on development of geographic concepts in children. Implications of this influence for geography curriculum development are examined. Available from: Sydney Teachers College, P.O. Box 63, Camperdown, N.S.W. 2050, Australia. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Child Development, Cognitive Development, Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement
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Johnston, R. J. – Geographical Education, 1974
This paper argues that geography teachers should commit themselves to social science programs. The paper concerns the role of geographers as social scientists through a consideration of the concepts classified by David Harvey (absolute, relative, relational). The argument concludes with a statement on the importance of the geographic approach for…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography
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Smith, David L. – Geographical Education, 1974
The concept of social relevance to geographic education and some of the implications of this concept for curriculum development and classroom teaching are explored. Geographic educators must be concerned with adopting new philosophies to the teaching of their subject, developing more appropriate strategies and curricula, and aiding in the…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography
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Blachford, Kevin – Geographical Education, 1974
This paper presents a summary of curriculum guidelines in geography. The three elements of curriculum development -- objectives, learning experiences, and evaluation -- are sumarized, and a large number of questions on each element are listed as a checklist for teachers and curriculum developers. (Author/JR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Secondary Education
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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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Geographical Education, 1973
This statement, prapared by the Council of the Australian Geography Teachers Association to assist geography teachers, curriculum planners, and educational administrators, describes geography as a field of study focusing on the environment through the use of spatial concepts and establishes the usefulness and importance of geography in school…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Planning, Geographic Concepts, Geography
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Blachford, K. R. – Geographical Education, 1973
Feeling that there are no simple answers, the author discusses two issues confronting geographers involved in education -- child-or subject-centered curriculum and integrated or separate courses in geography. (JH)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Curriculum Development, Educational Philosophy, Educational Strategies
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Huckle, John – Geographical Education, 1990
Introduces "What We Consume," a British curriculum package that examines the social use of nature, world economy, and environmental/political controversies. Explains that the package's goal is to develop students' critical awareness of environmental problems and willingness to initiate change. Outlines the curriculum's framework and…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Controversial Issues (Course Content), Critical Theory, Critical Thinking
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Richardson, Robin – Geographical Education, 1988
Outlines the need for a world systems approach to locating one's experiences in the environment. Uses experiences of three poets and of the author to illustrate questions and issues geography teachers should reflect on when teaching Australian geography in a world context. Concludes with 10 questions that encourages teachers to reflect on these…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Geographic Location
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Snelson, Leo – Geographical Education, 1988
Proposes a socially critical geography curriculum which includes a study of spatial justice for the Australia Aboriginal people. Provides strategies for introducing this curriculum, including awareness of cultural differences; destroying stereotypes; awareness of past and present government policies; and awareness of the language of racism. (LS)
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Cultural Differences, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education
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Hobbs, Jack – Geographical Education, 1985
Offers a rationale for teaching physical geography and examines emerging themes, developments, and dilemmas within the field. Concludes with a discussion of future trends. (JDH)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction
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Corle, Pamela G. – Geographical Education, 1986
Presents a review of the National Geographic Society's campaign to upgrade the teaching of geography in U.S. schools. The campaign includes the development and dissemination of exemplary curriculum materials and a broad range of teacher training activities. Concludes that the U.S. is breaking new ground in facing the reality of geographic…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography Instruction
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