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Hill, Allen; Emery, Sherridan; Dyment, Janet – Geographical Education, 2020
The introduction of the Australian Curriculum in 2011 and 2012 brought with it a variety of responses, from consternation from some states less willing to give up their autonomous curriculum positioning through to significant optimism from educators and academics about the opportunities and benefits afforded by such a national curriculum…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Educational Benefits, Teacher Attitudes, College Faculty
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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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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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Maddock, Brad; Kriewaldt, Jeana – Geographical Education, 2014
Unparalleled amounts of energy derived from fossil fuels now drive societies and shape people's worldviews. Geography's unique perspectives have significant potential to expand understandings of the effects of production and consumption of energy by drawing on the concept of sustainability using an integrated systems approach. As citizens' energy…
Descriptors: Energy, Geography Instruction, Foreign Countries, Fuels
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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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Walker, G. T. – Geographical Education, 1976
Discusses the role of geography in achieving the objectives of environmental education, including environmental awareness, concern, and commitment. Strategies are suggested for teaching about environmental limits, links, complexity, and patterns. For journal availability, see SO 505 721. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Geographic Concepts
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Greenall, Annette – Geographical Education, 1986
Defines environmental education and articulates its aims and characteristics. Describes how environmental education is implemented in Australian schools. Concludes with a list of eight requirements for "environmental citizenship." (JDH)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education
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Huckle, John – Geographical Education, 1986
Describes the concept of environmental citizenship and shows how to apply it to the "African crisis" and Australia. Claims geography can link a concern for a better world to the realities of world economic and political order thereby revealing the inadequacies of the accounts of crises offered by governments and the media. (JDH)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education
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Maher, Mary – Geographical Education, 1986
Explores reasons why environmental education becomes "diluted, deleted, and dissolved." Identifies three obstacles to environmental education stating that they will not be overcome until teachers take into account the different types of environmentalism and recognize the role played by curriculum in schooling and the maintenance of power…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Problems, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education
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Naish, Michael – Geographical Education, 1986
Provides a brief history of the relationship between environmental education and geography. Describes the Geography 16-19 Project developed at the University of London Institute of Education, which stresses environmental issues and the quality of life instead of the kind of "academic" geography typically covered in courses at this level.…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Innovation, Environmental Education, Geography
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Naish, Michael – Geographical Education, 1986
Briefly reviews the development of decision making as an educational objective, tracing its roots from the 1960s. Describes the decision-making exercises offered in the Geography 16-19 Project, including the guidelines used for constructing the decision-making exercises on the General Certificate of Education examination. Concludes with advice on…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Decision Making Skills, Environmental Education
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Hall, Robin – Geographical Education, 1986
This article describes Art and the Built Environment (ABE), a project developed in the United Kingdom. Discusses the benefits and problems associated with using aesthetically oriented study methods to analyze townscapes as part of geography's contribution to environmental education. (JDH)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Environmental Education, Geography, Geography Instruction
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Bishop, Jeff; And Others – Geographical Education, 1986
Notes the trend toward working with town planning authorities as a part of environmental education classes in the United Kingdom. Provides a teacher workshop designed to prepare secondary geography teachers for making such contacts by having them analyze and modify letters from four hypothetical scenarios. (JDH)
Descriptors: Community Planning, Community Study, Environmental Education, Geography
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Fien, John – Geographical Education, 1988
Explores five alternative visions of the Australian environment through a brief environmental history. Presents imperatives for geography education to help students become socially responsible and ecologically sensitive including: (1) developing an environmental ethic; (2) teaching about the impact of the political economy on the environment; and…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Controversial Issues (Course Content), Ecology, Economic Climate
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Boyd, Dale – Geographical Education, 1990
Presents information from the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) 1989 State of the World Environment Report. Provides an overview of global environmental concerns, including overpopulation, air and water pollution, global warming, hazardous waste disposal, and species extinction. Reaffirms the need to dedicate research and development…
Descriptors: Air Pollution, Conservation (Environment), Developed Nations, Developing Nations
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