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Maude, Alaric – Geographical Education, 2022
The article offers a critique of the Knowledge and Understanding sub-strand of the revised Australian Curriculum: Geography for Years F-6, due to be implemented in Australian schools in 2024. As a foundation for this critique, the article first discusses what should be the aims of geography in primary schools, in order to provide some criteria for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Elementary School Curriculum, Geography
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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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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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Graves, N. J. – Geographical Education, 1974
This paper describes the background of British geographical education. The nature of the crisis through which geography in schools is currently passing is ascribed to changes in academic geography, to developments in education theory, and to secondary school reorganization. It is argued that the crisis offers opportunities for the further…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Problems, Educational Change
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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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Renner, John; Slater, Frances – Geographical Education, 1974
The High School Geography Project was used and evaluated by 15-year old students in New Zealand. The program, highly innovative in approaches in teaching Geography, is found to be highly adapted to Australian needs in Geography instruction. (JR)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Geography
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Simson, R. P. – Geographical Education, 1974
The Man and the Environment semester course is one of the new geography courses being trialled in Australia. The curriculum process which led to the setting up of the course is outlined. An evaluation of the course is presented, based on the trail conducted at one Brisbane high school. (Author/JR)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Evaluation
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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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Emery, J. S. – Geographical Education, 1976
Traces the development of environmental education in Australia and assesses change in the environmental content of geography curriculum. The conclusion is that teachers of geography should become more involved in environmental education. For journal availability, see SO 505 721. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Educational Trends
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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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Greenall, Annette – Geographical Education, 1986
This article describes the development and content of the National Conservation Strategy for Australia (NCSA). The Australian Department of Arts, Heritage, and Environment has produced a teacher's guide designed to help teachers bring the content of the NCSA to their classroom. A description of the guide and ordering information are provided. (JDH)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Conservation Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement
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