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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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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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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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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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Slater, Frances A. – Geographical Education, 1975
Presents examples of how fundamental geographic concepts, such as location and spatial interaction, may be used in the secondary classroom to stimulate inquiry learning. Available from: Business Manager, Geographical Education, Sydney Teachers College, P.O. Box 63, Camperdown, N.S.W. 2050, Australia. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Comparative Education, Concept Formation, Curriculum Research
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Francis, L. E. – Geographical Education, 1975
Explores the use of concepts in geography teaching in Australia and reviews the relevant literature on the development of geographical concepts. For journal availability, see SO 505 212. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Concept Formation, Concept Teaching, Elementary Secondary Education
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Cameron, J. M. R. – Geographical Education, 1975
Focuses on the 11th grade geography curriculum which was introduced into Australian schools in 1974. Outlines the background, objectives, structure, and content of the curriculum syllabus. For journal availability, see SO 505 212. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum, Educational Objectives, Geographic Concepts
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Davies, J. L. – Geographical Education, 1973
The author lists the advantages of component models and suggest their substitution for sequence models, which emphasize time rather than space relationships, in the teaching of geomorphology. (JH)
Descriptors: Conceptual Schemes, Geographic Concepts, Geography Instruction, Models
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Emery, J. S. – Geographical Education, 1973
In a comparative study of six sample London districts the influence of urban obsolescence, socio-economic class, educational provision, and measured intelligence is correlated with pupil achievement. (JH)
Descriptors: Demography, Dropouts, Educational Research, Geographic Concepts
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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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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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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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McHoul, Alec – Geographical Education, 1990
Presents an ethnomethodological study of how Australian high school geography teachers and students rely on common sense knowledge and reasoning to facilitate learning. Analyzes portions of transcripts from a class activity in which students built a scale model of a city. Explains location categorization devices, illustrating how learning involves…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Communication, Classroom Observation Techniques, Classroom Research
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Pring, Adele – Geographical Education, 1999
Explores Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives, related to geography skills (mapping, locational distribution, directional skills, locational change, decision making), on topics such as geographic place names, location of indigenous language speaking groups, traditional stories as navigational tools, shifts in population, and mining.…
Descriptors: Cultural Activities, Cultural Awareness, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education